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Large Metros - Overall Rankings

OVERALL Age 65-79 Age 80+
METRO Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score
Madison, WI 1 100.00 1 100.00 3 97.44
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 2 99.19 3 99.54 5 95.09
Provo-Orem, UT 3 98.68 2 99.86 1 100.00
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 4 98.03 4 99.19 2 98.39
Salt Lake City, UT 5 97.84 5 99.18 6 94.24
Jackson, MS 6 96.68 8 96.52 11 92.07
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 7 96.59 7 96.58 7 94.14
Toledo, OH 8 94.79 13 94.92 9 92.61
Austin-Round Rock, TX 9 94.24 9 95.71 17 90.75
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 10 93.42 14 94.89 16 90.89
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 11 93.34 15 94.59 21 90.47
Urban Honolulu, HI 12 93.25 6 96.75 14 91.27
Syracuse, NY 13 93.08 11 95.06 19 90.67
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 14 92.73 10 95.19 4 95.97
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 15 92.61 20 92.11 23 90.12
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 16 92.40 18 92.75 13 91.63
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 17 92.36 16 94.33 8 93.22
Springfield, MA 18 92.32 17 94.20 35 88.76
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 19 92.17 24 91.81 10 92.14
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 20 91.87 11 95.06 18 90.68
Pittsburgh, PA 21 91.62 25 91.78 15 91.18
Boise City, ID 22 91.35 29 91.41 20 90.48
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 23 91.24 28 91.58 39 88.56
Rochester, NY 24 91.07 26 91.67 28 89.60
Oklahoma City, OK 25 90.98 22 91.87 27 89.68
Kansas City, MO-KS 26 90.94 31 91.13 44 88.35
Wichita, KS 27 90.92 39 90.34 41 88.44
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 28 90.89 21 92.03 30 89.25
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 29 90.79 35 90.48 34 88.82
St. Louis, MO-IL 30 90.70 34 90.57 45 88.34
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 31 90.42 32 91.12 40 88.54
Dayton, OH 32 90.30 40 90.29 37 88.62
Richmond, VA 33 90.28 27 91.64 36 88.68
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 34 90.19 33 91.08 25 89.96
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 35 90.14 19 92.19 31 89.04
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 36 90.13 42 90.12 46 88.32
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 37 90.04 23 91.83 12 91.75
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 38 89.79 52 89.62 26 89.95
Akron, OH 39 89.59 48 89.67 33 88.91
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 40 89.56 36 90.46 48 87.95
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 41 89.52 46 89.70 55 87.28
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 42 89.38 38 90.35 49 87.92
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 43 89.34 50 89.64 56 87.27
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 44 89.30 37 90.43 37 88.62
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 45 89.26 64 88.46 51 87.74
Columbus, OH 46 89.26 41 90.16 54 87.29
Tucson, AZ 47 89.24 48 89.67 23 90.12
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 48 89.23 43 90.02 32 88.96
Colorado Springs, CO 49 89.17 30 91.17 73 85.57
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 49 89.17 57 88.80 62 86.89
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 51 89.10 51 89.63 64 86.70
Worcester, MA-CT 52 88.97 53 89.13 29 89.28
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 52 88.97 62 88.54 61 86.99
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 54 88.88 44 89.78 63 86.71
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 55 88.35 56 88.86 57 87.24
Raleigh, NC 56 88.28 45 89.76 66 86.38
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 57 88.25 55 89.01 42 88.42
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 58 88.24 59 88.69 52 87.50
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 59 88.21 65 88.44 58 87.19
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 59 88.21 73 88.05 69 86.25
El Paso, TX 61 88.05 69 88.38 49 87.92
Tulsa, OK 62 88.01 68 88.39 65 86.68
Columbia, SC 63 87.98 60 88.65 75 85.50
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 64 87.97 58 88.73 52 87.50
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 65 87.96 54 89.10 47 88.10
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 66 87.94 47 89.69 22 90.13
Albuquerque, NM 67 87.86 66 88.43 79 84.88
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 68 87.73 77 87.50 60 87.18
Baton Rouge, LA 69 87.58 70 88.32 72 85.64
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 70 87.44 75 87.70 67 86.34
Jacksonville, FL 71 87.32 71 88.30 71 85.68
New Haven-Milford, CT 72 87.19 74 87.82 70 85.72
Knoxville, TN 73 87.15 72 88.12 76 85.44
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 74 87.01 63 88.50 68 86.26
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 75 86.99 76 87.53 74 85.51
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 76 86.79 66 88.43 77 85.10
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 77 86.62 61 88.58 42 88.42
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 78 86.25 78 87.40 84 83.82
Winston-Salem, NC 79 86.15 82 86.25 85 83.79
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 80 86.03 88 85.55 58 87.19
Chattanooga, TN-GA 81 85.88 81 86.29 85 83.79
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 82 85.73 83 86.21 81 84.32
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 83 85.59 80 86.39 78 85.01
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 84 85.49 84 86.14 87 83.57
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 85 85.20 79 87.10 92 82.95
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 86 84.95 86 85.93 83 84.05
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 87 84.75 85 85.98 80 84.36
Greensboro-High Point, NC 88 84.64 90 84.72 91 83.13
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 89 84.60 91 84.66 82 84.14
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 90 84.42 87 85.79 89 83.25
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 91 84.33 89 85.10 88 83.36
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 92 82.77 95 83.13 90 83.17
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 93 82.70 93 84.59 93 81.46
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 94 82.42 92 84.64 94 81.39
Fresno, CA 95 82.15 94 83.15 97 80.85
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 96 81.56 96 82.06 95 81.27
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 97 79.90 99 80.34 99 80.42
Bakersfield, CA 98 79.39 98 80.56 98 80.53
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 99 79.38 97 80.75 96 80.88
Stockton-Lodi, CA 100 79.14 100 80.02 100 79.22
OVERALL Age 65-79 Age 80+
METRO Rank Rank Rank
Madison, WI 1 1 3
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 2 3 5
Provo-Orem, UT 3 2 1
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 4 4 2
Salt Lake City, UT 5 5 6
Jackson, MS 6 8 11
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 7 7 7
Toledo, OH 8 13 9
Austin-Round Rock, TX 9 9 17
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 10 14 16
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 11 15 21
Urban Honolulu, HI 12 6 14
Syracuse, NY 13 11 19
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 14 10 4
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 15 20 23
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 16 18 13
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 17 16 8
Springfield, MA 18 17 35
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 19 24 10
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 20 11 18
Pittsburgh, PA 21 25 15
Boise City, ID 22 29 20
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 23 28 39
Rochester, NY 24 26 28
Oklahoma City, OK 25 22 27
Kansas City, MO-KS 26 31 44
Wichita, KS 27 39 41
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 28 21 30
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 29 35 34
St. Louis, MO-IL 30 34 45
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 31 32 40
Dayton, OH 32 40 37
Richmond, VA 33 27 36
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 34 33 25
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 35 19 31
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 36 42 46
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 37 23 12
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 38 52 26
Akron, OH 39 48 33
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 40 36 48
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 41 46 55
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 42 38 49
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 43 50 56
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 44 37 37
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 45 64 51
Columbus, OH 46 41 54
Tucson, AZ 47 48 23
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 48 43 32
Colorado Springs, CO 49 30 73
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 49 57 62
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 51 51 64
Worcester, MA-CT 52 53 29
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 52 62 61
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 54 44 63
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 55 56 57
Raleigh, NC 56 45 66
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 57 55 42
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 58 59 52
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 59 65 58
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 59 73 69
El Paso, TX 61 69 49
Tulsa, OK 62 68 65
Columbia, SC 63 60 75
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 64 58 52
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 65 54 47
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 66 47 22
Albuquerque, NM 67 66 79
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 68 77 60
Baton Rouge, LA 69 70 72
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 70 75 67
Jacksonville, FL 71 71 71
New Haven-Milford, CT 72 74 70
Knoxville, TN 73 72 76
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 74 63 68
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 75 76 74
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 76 66 77
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 77 61 42
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 78 78 84
Winston-Salem, NC 79 82 85
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 80 88 58
Chattanooga, TN-GA 81 81 85
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 82 83 81
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 83 80 78
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 84 84 87
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 85 79 92
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 86 86 83
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 87 85 80
Greensboro-High Point, NC 88 90 91
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 89 91 82
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 90 87 89
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 91 89 88
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 92 95 90
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 93 93 93
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 94 92 94
Fresno, CA 95 94 97
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 96 96 95
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 97 99 99
Bakersfield, CA 98 98 98
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 99 97 96
Stockton-Lodi, CA 100 100 100