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Large Metros - Community Engagement

Community Engagement Overall % of population 65+ Number of arts,entertainment, and recreation facilities Senior volunteer rates Number of public libraries Number of YMCAs Funding for seniors
METRO Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score
Akron, OH 21 75.01 25 51.89 58 27.47 38 60.80 30 53.54 8 34.34 28 91.69
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 10 79.46 26 51.29 8 41.89 92 45.21 8 73.84 10 27.80 6 97.13
Albuquerque, NM 37 71.32 45 46.17 56 27.95 47 58.63 40 47.97 6 35.42 88 88.06
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 58 67.21 14 55.34 60 27.34 48 57.83 55 40.70 48 7.12 18 95.13
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 79 60.68 91 34.27 53 28.74 81 50.19 51 42.10 80 2.72 54 89.70
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 60 67.10 44 46.19 84 22.42 75 52.85 24 56.19 32 11.06 77 89.09
Austin-Round Rock, TX 53 67.73 99 30.44 6 43.19 57 56.28 61 37.82 11 25.88 67 89.42
Bakersfield, CA 88 59.03 96 32.72 96 17.99 63 55.71 54 41.14 100 0.00 57 89.50
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 63 66.14 46 46.15 59 27.43 12 74.24 82 27.85 66 4.63 41 90.67
Baton Rouge, LA 61 66.71 79 40.05 57 27.72 99 43.07 15 64.23 45 8.39 35 91.09
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 40 70.66 37 47.63 81 22.75 73 53.41 11 68.39 60 5.54 44 90.38
Boise City, ID 6 86.65 69 41.31 28 34.32 1 100.00 21 57.41 34 10.55 14 96.59
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 28 74.10 38 47.57 27 34.55 45 59.49 16 60.74 81 2.71 10 96.88
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 23 74.82 33 48.55 12 40.94 25 65.56 37 48.51 26 13.35 23 92.99
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 69 64.47 12 56.20 46 30.00 92 45.21 49 42.48 62 5.16 6 97.13
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 82 60.06 2 86.71 50 29.34 83 46.07 97 20.50 46 7.74 92 85.69
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 64 66.06 59 43.02 29 34.29 50 57.21 53 41.74 38 9.46 85 88.09
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 54 67.55 73 40.42 3 47.87 30 63.28 73 32.27 57 5.93 81 88.42
Chattanooga, TN-GA 83 59.77 17 53.67 83 22.48 80 50.99 79 29.87 31 11.09 53 89.76
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 46 69.32 66 41.85 45 30.05 18 68.71 46 44.78 95 0.70 26 92.88
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 56 67.26 53 44.71 66 25.79 46 58.97 35 50.52 76 3.04 33 91.37
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 36 71.78 15 55.03 51 28.97 38 60.80 23 56.24 79 2.86 28 91.69
Colorado Springs, CO 13 78.19 87 37.66 25 35.40 13 73.25 62 37.77 2 63.26 74 89.40
Columbia, SC 62 66.23 62 42.73 42 30.58 50 57.21 45 45.83 44 8.44 85 88.09
Columbus, OH 41 70.37 82 39.46 68 25.66 38 60.80 32 51.84 19 21.24 28 91.69
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 87 59.22 95 33.24 61 27.08 57 56.28 72 33.33 92 1.12 67 89.42
Dayton, OH 39 70.69 16 54.23 87 22.08 38 60.80 25 55.98 47 7.39 28 91.69
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 81 60.29 3 79.65 35 32.67 83 46.07 96 21.45 43 8.62 92 85.69
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 52 68.10 86 37.75 34 33.18 13 73.25 65 36.76 82 2.66 74 89.40
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 2 95.45 74 40.39 20 36.92 7 89.28 3 94.28 30 11.55 2 99.39
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 75 61.55 34 48.42 98 16.28 36 61.75 67 35.38 88 1.45 39 90.77
El Paso, TX 77 60.98 90 36.67 93 19.69 57 56.28 90 26.41 7 34.38 67 89.42
Fresno, CA 59 67.12 89 36.69 86 22.11 63 55.71 33 51.51 16 22.63 57 89.50
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 42 70.23 60 42.78 80 22.80 36 61.75 18 59.20 55 6.58 39 90.77
Greensboro-High Point, NC 31 73.41 32 48.59 26 35.21 22 66.41 75 31.46 3 50.79 78 88.59
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 67 65.12 30 50.05 67 25.70 50 57.21 66 35.74 17 21.91 85 88.09
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 26 74.15 18 52.94 11 40.96 32 62.97 58 40.08 18 21.63 11 96.81
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 11 79.41 21 52.17 32 33.67 25 65.56 9 72.05 65 4.97 23 92.99
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 96 56.04 97 31.97 85 22.32 57 56.28 87 26.96 90 1.25 67 89.42
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 44 69.76 71 40.72 17 38.20 29 63.63 44 46.01 73 3.51 38 90.92
Jackson, MS 7 86.36 68 41.33 78 23.02 31 62.98 4 91.26 5 46.69 34 91.19
Jacksonville, FL 92 56.97 48 45.73 65 26.04 83 46.07 77 30.71 39 9.30 92 85.69
Kansas City, MO-KS 29 74.07 58 43.80 69 25.14 11 76.98 38 48.43 27 12.83 27 92.67
Knoxville, TN 48 68.46 13 55.48 89 21.82 77 51.98 17 59.46 49 6.93 51 89.84
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 97 55.94 5 65.15 100 15.28 83 46.07 89 26.93 42 8.95 92 85.69
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 84 59.63 61 42.75 2 56.68 96 43.45 99 19.68 54 6.62 89 87.98
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 72 62.57 55 44.65 77 23.11 82 46.21 36 48.97 41 9.03 48 89.97
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 73 61.95 72 40.64 5 43.71 63 55.71 86 26.99 96 0.52 57 89.50
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 49 68.37 39 47.24 10 41.15 53 56.89 47 42.65 64 5.04 37 91.01
Madison, WI 4 90.39 70 41.30 14 39.88 9 86.57 5 84.78 33 10.84 45 90.19
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 99 53.73 93 33.97 99 16.25 57 56.28 92 23.73 100 0.00 67 89.42
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 78 60.70 83 39.02 88 22.02 74 53.05 57 40.47 62 5.16 47 90.18
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 90 58.01 11 56.84 14 39.88 83 46.07 94 22.57 94 1.01 92 85.69
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 30 73.92 49 45.56 36 32.13 9 86.57 63 37.49 68 4.10 45 90.19
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 9 79.90 80 40.01 13 40.04 6 91.79 39 48.28 69 4.00 48 89.97
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 12 78.40 81 39.87 1 100.00 77 51.98 56 40.51 70 3.97 51 89.84
New Haven-Milford, CT 34 72.27 23 51.92 72 24.66 25 65.56 34 50.78 25 14.01 23 92.99
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 51 68.14 54 44.70 4 44.45 99 43.07 26 55.45 61 5.28 35 91.09
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 55 67.53 40 47.18 7 42.82 76 52.08 48 42.60 97 0.32 16 96.04
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 80 60.43 1 100.00 43 30.50 83 46.07 100 15.31 52 6.64 92 85.69
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 17 75.30 94 33.82 82 22.73 2 95.88 52 41.75 28 12.19 82 88.35
Oklahoma City, OK 68 64.54 65 42.33 49 29.51 54 56.62 71 33.95 22 20.50 42 90.55
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 1 100.00 75 40.32 18 37.72 8 88.03 13 65.44 1 100.00 3 98.98
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 94 56.42 50 45.30 19 37.35 83 46.07 95 22.07 58 5.79 92 85.69
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 71 63.19 57 43.84 40 30.91 63 55.71 81 27.91 13 23.51 57 89.50
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 74 61.88 4 74.90 64 26.07 83 46.07 80 28.67 24 19.15 92 85.69
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 56 67.26 35 48.15 54 28.66 43 60.79 50 42.34 93 1.04 17 96.02
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 100 50.88 47 46.01 90 21.57 97 43.25 98 20.25 87 1.48 90 86.47
Pittsburgh, PA 24 74.48 9 61.45 55 28.43 32 62.97 22 56.83 83 2.39 11 96.81
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 45 69.50 63 42.67 23 35.63 17 73.04 64 37.34 78 2.89 67 89.42
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 18 75.26 20 52.24 37 31.56 56 56.35 14 65.41 71 3.77 1 100.00
Provo-Orem, UT 16 76.35 100 23.89 24 35.41 2 95.88 43 46.14 100 0.00 82 88.35
Raleigh, NC 66 65.42 92 34.03 31 33.69 22 66.41 68 35.37 56 6.26 78 88.59
Richmond, VA 19 75.04 52 44.73 47 29.96 19 67.98 27 55.19 20 21.01 50 89.93
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 95 56.29 84 38.44 95 18.50 63 55.71 84 27.39 74 3.21 57 89.50
Rochester, NY 27 74.14 22 52.14 14 39.88 92 45.21 10 68.64 59 5.58 6 97.13
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 85 59.50 51 44.94 75 23.39 63 55.71 76 31.44 77 2.94 57 89.50
St. Louis, MO-IL 38 71.20 31 48.78 71 24.67 28 65.18 29 54.49 84 2.22 22 93.78
Salt Lake City, UT 20 75.03 98 31.30 22 35.82 2 95.88 70 34.53 49 6.93 82 88.35
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 89 58.44 78 40.13 62 26.55 57 56.28 85 27.04 75 3.06 67 89.42
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 76 61.05 67 41.59 39 30.95 63 55.71 74 31.58 67 4.22 57 89.50
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 65 65.81 43 46.21 9 41.22 63 55.71 60 38.78 89 1.43 57 89.50
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 91 57.93 76 40.31 70 24.74 63 55.71 88 26.94 72 3.60 57 89.50
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 33 72.29 7 63.46 97 17.92 32 62.97 41 47.91 23 19.75 11 96.81
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 35 72.23 77 40.19 21 36.64 15 73.17 42 47.06 86 1.92 55 89.52
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 14 77.87 29 50.09 63 26.47 15 73.17 19 58.44 15 23.09 55 89.52
Springfield, MA 5 88.65 27 50.21 91 21.46 49 57.75 2 97.70 4 49.06 19 95.10
Stockton-Lodi, CA 93 56.76 85 38.25 94 18.61 63 55.71 91 25.51 36 9.98 57 89.50
Syracuse, NY 15 76.87 28 50.19 30 33.70 92 45.21 7 81.55 40 9.29 6 97.13
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 98 55.13 8 62.41 79 22.92 83 46.07 93 23.09 85 1.97 92 85.69
Toledo, OH 22 74.93 36 47.76 92 19.82 38 60.80 12 68.06 21 20.64 28 91.69
Tucson, AZ 86 59.34 10 57.49 73 23.67 97 43.25 78 30.39 14 23.35 90 86.47
Tulsa, OK 47 68.79 41 47.08 48 29.74 54 56.62 31 52.79 52 6.64 42 90.55
Urban Honolulu, HI 32 73.11 19 52.49 38 31.29 79 51.25 28 55.15 12 24.70 5 97.44
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 50 68.23 64 42.59 41 30.80 21 67.10 59 39.10 29 11.71 76 89.18
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 70 63.97 88 37.04 52 28.77 20 67.69 83 27.54 91 1.21 4 97.67
Wichita, KS 3 92.11 56 44.26 33 33.30 5 92.68 6 83.34 35 10.24 15 96.41
Winston-Salem, NC 42 70.23 24 51.91 44 30.42 22 66.41 69 34.67 9 28.05 78 88.59
Worcester, MA-CT 8 83.62 42 46.72 74 23.45 44 60.54 1 100.00 51 6.87 21 94.35
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 25 74.37 6 64.42 76 23.28 35 61.99 20 58.03 37 9.91 20 94.48
Community Engagement Overall % of population 65+ Number of arts,entertainment, and recreation facilities Senior volunteer rates Number of public libraries Number of YMCAs Funding for seniors
METRO Rank Rank Rank Rank Rank Rank Rank
Akron, OH 21 25 58 38 30 8 28
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 10 26 8 92 8 10 6
Albuquerque, NM 37 45 56 47 40 6 88
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 58 14 60 48 55 48 18
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 79 91 53 81 51 80 54
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 60 44 84 75 24 32 77
Austin-Round Rock, TX 53 99 6 57 61 11 67
Bakersfield, CA 88 96 96 63 54 100 57
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 63 46 59 12 82 66 41
Baton Rouge, LA 61 79 57 99 15 45 35
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 40 37 81 73 11 60 44
Boise City, ID 6 69 28 1 21 34 14
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 28 38 27 45 16 81 10
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 23 33 12 25 37 26 23
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 69 12 46 92 49 62 6
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 82 2 50 83 97 46 92
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 64 59 29 50 53 38 85
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 54 73 3 30 73 57 81
Chattanooga, TN-GA 83 17 83 80 79 31 53
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 46 66 45 18 46 95 26
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 56 53 66 46 35 76 33
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 36 15 51 38 23 79 28
Colorado Springs, CO 13 87 25 13 62 2 74
Columbia, SC 62 62 42 50 45 44 85
Columbus, OH 41 82 68 38 32 19 28
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 87 95 61 57 72 92 67
Dayton, OH 39 16 87 38 25 47 28
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 81 3 35 83 96 43 92
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 52 86 34 13 65 82 74
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 2 74 20 7 3 30 2
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 75 34 98 36 67 88 39
El Paso, TX 77 90 93 57 90 7 67
Fresno, CA 59 89 86 63 33 16 57
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 42 60 80 36 18 55 39
Greensboro-High Point, NC 31 32 26 22 75 3 78
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 67 30 67 50 66 17 85
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 26 18 11 32 58 18 11
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 11 21 32 25 9 65 23
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 96 97 85 57 87 90 67
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 44 71 17 29 44 73 38
Jackson, MS 7 68 78 31 4 5 34
Jacksonville, FL 92 48 65 83 77 39 92
Kansas City, MO-KS 29 58 69 11 38 27 27
Knoxville, TN 48 13 89 77 17 49 51
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 97 5 100 83 89 42 92
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 84 61 2 96 99 54 89
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 72 55 77 82 36 41 48
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 73 72 5 63 86 96 57
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 49 39 10 53 47 64 37
Madison, WI 4 70 14 9 5 33 45
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 99 93 99 57 92 100 67
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 78 83 88 74 57 62 47
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 90 11 14 83 94 94 92
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 30 49 36 9 63 68 45
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 9 80 13 6 39 69 48
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 12 81 1 77 56 70 51
New Haven-Milford, CT 34 23 72 25 34 25 23
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 51 54 4 99 26 61 35
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 55 40 7 76 48 97 16
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 80 1 43 83 100 52 92
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 17 94 82 2 52 28 82
Oklahoma City, OK 68 65 49 54 71 22 42
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 1 75 18 8 13 1 3
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 94 50 19 83 95 58 92
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 71 57 40 63 81 13 57
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 74 4 64 83 80 24 92
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 56 35 54 43 50 93 17
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 100 47 90 97 98 87 90
Pittsburgh, PA 24 9 55 32 22 83 11
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 45 63 23 17 64 78 67
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 18 20 37 56 14 71 1
Provo-Orem, UT 16 100 24 2 43 100 82
Raleigh, NC 66 92 31 22 68 56 78
Richmond, VA 19 52 47 19 27 20 50
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 95 84 95 63 84 74 57
Rochester, NY 27 22 14 92 10 59 6
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 85 51 75 63 76 77 57
St. Louis, MO-IL 38 31 71 28 29 84 22
Salt Lake City, UT 20 98 22 2 70 49 82
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 89 78 62 57 85 75 67
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 76 67 39 63 74 67 57
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 65 43 9 63 60 89 57
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 91 76 70 63 88 72 57
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 33 7 97 32 41 23 11
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 35 77 21 15 42 86 55
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 14 29 63 15 19 15 55
Springfield, MA 5 27 91 49 2 4 19
Stockton-Lodi, CA 93 85 94 63 91 36 57
Syracuse, NY 15 28 30 92 7 40 6
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 98 8 79 83 93 85 92
Toledo, OH 22 36 92 38 12 21 28
Tucson, AZ 86 10 73 97 78 14 90
Tulsa, OK 47 41 48 54 31 52 42
Urban Honolulu, HI 32 19 38 79 28 12 5
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 50 64 41 21 59 29 76
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 70 88 52 20 83 91 4
Wichita, KS 3 56 33 5 6 35 15
Winston-Salem, NC 42 24 44 22 69 9 78
Worcester, MA-CT 8 42 74 44 1 51 21
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 25 6 76 35 20 37 20