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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Wichita Falls, TX
#27
OVERALL RANKING

Wichita Falls, TX


SCORE: 72.07

#27
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 72.11
 
#8
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 73.97
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.08%
Population 65+:  21,221
Total Population:  150,739

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 28 87.98 81.58 7.85 %
Health Care 40 60.30 50.15 20.24 %
Wellness 200 64.55 68.45 -5.70 %
Financial 29 88.46 81.09 9.09 %
EducationEducation 133 58.01 71.18 -2.08 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
4 92.27 71.18 29.63 %
Employment 38 63.25 51.56 22.67 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
84 59.65 57.14 4.39 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
214 46.13 51.89 -11.10 %
(Three-tier color code: 1-25 Green, 26-75 Black, 76+ Red)
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General Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Cost of Living 6 80.78 49.09
Crime Rate 214 31.89 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 254 75.37 80.67
Unemployment Rate 75 54.27 46.80
Income Distribution 159 82.61 84.25
Weather 91 66.24 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 209 19.72 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 120 33.40 33.5
Number of hospital beds 21 52.02 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 165 75.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 2 87.90 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 50 41.31 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 2 68.85 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 140 0.00 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 128 25.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 213 7.68 13.35
Number of nurses 130 23.31 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 134 1.89 2.35
ER Wait Times 177 19.00 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 145 44.46 46.33
Smoking rate 240 8.04 13.69
Diabetes rate 214 34.13 41.83
Binge drinking 25 33.13 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 53 86.99 74.78
Caregivers 163 34.06 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 235 71.91 76.89
Depression 275 38.05 49.3
Physical activity 225 31.44 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 252 23.52 42.27
Fast-food outlets 136 34.32 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 264 6.27 17.69
Air quality 82 65.09 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 75 62.70 53.83
Total bank deposits 115 0.94 1.37
Tax burden 54 82.09 70.55
Dependency ratio 72 64.26 61.29
Small business growth 124 81.43 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 179 24.80 29.07
Capital gains 61 38.96 31.31
Income growth 87 61.17 60.52
Reverse mortgages 74 36.44 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 17 70.34 46.02
Median rental price 80 77.28 70.18
Households with older adults 137 38.27 39.04
Nursing beds 15 83.16 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 1 100.00 70.35
Home health-care service providers 18 30.46 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 170 9.54 14.8
Cost of assisted living 129 71.23 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 230 79.14 82.84
Cost of adult day services 1 100.00 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 41 70.39 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 36 52.15 31.34
Employment growth 88 45.87 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 164 4.74 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 7 93.29 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 178 1.80 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 67 42.84 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 73 23.63 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 152 41.57 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 206 37.04 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 175 27.16 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 172 13.91 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 221 44.52 63.01
Number of public libraries 193 16.11 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 104 69.29 12.40
Funding for older adults 197 27.49 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 137 87.46 85.93
College enrollment 132 21.86 26.46