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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Yuma, AZ
#269
OVERALL RANKING

Yuma, AZ


SCORE: 60.95

#269
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 61.22
 
#256
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 61.95
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.27%
Population 65+:  32,829
Total Population:  201,733

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 133 81.47 81.58 -.13 %
Health Care 275 34.09 50.15 -32.02 %
Wellness 72 71.71 68.45 4.76 %
Financial 223 75.66 81.09 -6.70 %
EducationEducation 269 48.77 71.18 -17.67 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
164 69.33 71.18 -2.60 %
Employment 250 39.96 51.56 -22.50 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
153 54.53 57.14 -4.57 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
281 35.14 51.89 -32.28 %
(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 122 51.19 49.09
Crime Rate 137 40.83 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 119 81.15 80.67
Unemployment Rate 280 10.79 46.80
Income Distribution 159 82.61 84.25
Weather 10 81.96 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 223 18.39 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 268 17.24 33.5
Number of hospital beds 239 14.96 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 233 50.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 167 13.57 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 273 0.00 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 177 0.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 246 5.68 13.35
Number of nurses 255 12.08 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 278 0.54 2.35
ER Wait Times 45 35.35 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 111 46.76 46.33
Smoking rate 11 32.62 13.69
Diabetes rate 209 34.43 41.83
Binge drinking 82 21.67 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 47 88.12 74.78
Caregivers 254 26.31 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 3 93.38 76.89
Depression 6 68.07 49.3
Physical activity 208 32.46 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 270 17.58 42.27
Fast-food outlets 39 41.19 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 268 5.86 17.69
Air quality 29 75.34 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 277 24.94 53.83
Total bank deposits 271 0.45 1.37
Tax burden 36 83.72 70.55
Dependency ratio 268 47.89 61.29
Small business growth 251 75.67 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 277 13.64 29.07
Capital gains 126 27.90 31.31
Income growth 228 57.43 60.52
Reverse mortgages 140 25.31 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 34 62.08 46.02
Median rental price 201 64.75 70.18
Households with older adults 30 46.47 39.04
Nursing beds 266 19.68 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 87 72.92 70.35
Home health-care service providers 234 5.79 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 257 5.18 14.8
Cost of assisted living 107 73.87 71.61
Nursing-home rating 102 25.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 10 93.25 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 252 42.21 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 235 13.74 31.34
Employment growth 229 41.23 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 53 13.41 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 44 81.38 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 209 1.20 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 155 36.45 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 105 19.55 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 199 35.63 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 155 41.98 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 67 32.76 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 269 5.89 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 228 43.61 63.01
Number of public libraries 199 15.63 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 275 19.33 12.40
Funding for older adults 277 26.26 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 268 72.12 85.93
College enrollment 159 20.10 26.46