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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Large Metros Employment and Education Indicators
 

Large Metros - Employment/Education

Employment /Education Overall Percent of 65+ employed 65+ unemployment rate Employment growth (health, education,leisure, and hospitality) Output of service sector/ manufacturing College enrollment Number of community colleges Number of universities
METRO Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score
Akron, OH 50 66.74 61 65.71 39 33.98 80 85.07 83 10.52 18 67.52 18 32.28 87 22.16
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 37 68.35 82 60.02 83 20.51 44 89.27 15 31.81 9 70.96 16 32.50 31 44.62
Albuquerque, NM 41 67.66 63 65.54 63 25.99 20 91.82 79 11.06 21 65.97 21 31.59 9 54.93
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 94 55.94 83 59.63 91 17.27 23 91.42 64 14.29 77 51.89 54 20.64 77 25.19
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 70 63.21 50 68.15 75 22.39 18 92.04 23 24.56 46 58.02 79 13.56 44 41.05
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 61 64.33 92 53.62 19 42.93 77 85.77 73 12.14 63 55.86 29 29.60 29 45.16
Austin-Round Rock, TX 22 71.88 11 83.27 46 32.16 2 99.29 81 10.90 10 70.95 69 15.50 61 32.63
Bakersfield, CA 96 54.08 90 53.74 88 18.11 28 90.70 51 17.33 82 51.02 80 13.30 55 36.52
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 20 72.27 9 84.61 36 34.93 49 88.69 18 27.83 20 66.23 90 10.33 68 30.25
Baton Rouge, LA 45 67.12 35 72.66 15 46.19 24 91.30 99 5.17 30 63.24 75 13.96 93 19.17
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 82 61.61 56 66.21 27 39.90 88 84.12 47 18.79 94 46.43 91 10.03 50 39.00
Boise City, ID 35 68.58 78 61.18 48 31.74 5 97.05 96 6.41 39 60.63 4 53.53 73 28.58
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 14 75.82 4 87.24 50 30.66 63 87.19 27 22.67 8 71.23 43 24.51 42 42.06
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 19 73.09 2 95.83 58 27.91 60 87.44 17 28.07 86 50.44 24 30.46 86 22.31
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 68 63.53 76 62.07 76 22.31 70 86.71 42 19.58 33 62.15 25 30.11 57 34.44
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 76 62.63 89 53.76 96 15.21 40 89.50 3 89.15 99 40.57 63 17.65 92 20.19
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 81 61.85 69 64.17 84 20.40 57 87.70 59 15.15 50 57.33 44 24.47 21 48.52
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 46 67.09 25 75.40 45 32.36 29 90.62 57 15.72 76 52.59 35 27.27 60 32.90
Chattanooga, TN-GA 62 64.29 70 64.14 12 48.01 33 90.16 85 9.93 84 50.53 87 10.58 22 48.40
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 57 64.79 43 71.13 57 28.33 47 88.76 56 15.92 62 55.92 57 19.73 32 44.60
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 39 67.88 39 71.91 25 40.37 81 84.98 72 12.20 61 55.93 38 26.72 53 36.68
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 38 68.04 66 64.95 17 43.85 51 88.21 71 12.32 75 52.70 34 27.55 8 55.48
Colorado Springs, CO 11 76.83 18 78.14 74 22.69 14 93.42 26 22.84 16 67.95 5 51.04 18 50.60
Columbia, SC 36 68.43 65 65.37 47 31.87 91 83.53 61 14.85 14 68.24 30 29.01 20 49.78
Columbus, OH 13 75.84 38 72.08 16 45.68 3 97.58 34 21.65 36 61.12 13 35.10 45 40.16
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 54 66.29 6 85.30 37 34.91 7 95.92 70 12.42 88 49.42 84 11.88 84 23.30
Dayton, OH 29 69.83 62 65.55 29 38.86 86 84.25 68 13.01 12 69.25 52 21.25 5 61.59
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 98 50.81 96 46.79 100 12.48 96 82.83 16 29.93 66 55.53 93 9.56 88 21.86
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 21 72.11 8 84.75 65 25.41 12 94.38 12 33.61 78 51.81 40 25.79 33 44.26
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 12 75.85 10 83.80 38 34.78 50 88.59 9 37.83 91 48.05 31 28.95 4 66.25
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 95 55.17 87 55.24 72 23.21 89 83.86 74 12.06 67 54.03 53 21.20 91 21.23
El Paso, TX 90 57.38 86 56.38 79 21.47 6 96.34 62 14.36 32 62.24 77 13.68 95 18.78
Fresno, CA 85 61.08 77 61.42 94 15.41 54 88.05 45 19.07 34 61.76 26 30.02 69 30.22
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 83 61.48 72 62.76 55 29.40 45 89.16 94 7.15 69 53.63 33 28.29 56 36.25
Greensboro-High Point, NC 80 62.24 41 71.68 61 27.36 99 81.58 95 6.51 28 64.02 70 15.46 62 31.83
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 77 62.45 74 62.59 69 23.78 32 90.17 87 9.02 25 65.12 55 20.27 26 46.37
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 18 73.81 17 78.32 21 42.68 27 90.72 20 26.29 80 51.51 23 30.77 40 42.24
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 60 64.34 46 70.13 90 17.30 64 87.11 29 22.48 17 67.68 46 23.42 83 23.58
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 65 63.70 7 84.98 56 28.95 16 92.73 91 7.53 71 53.18 86 11.05 96 18.55
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 79 62.30 68 64.71 70 23.33 13 93.53 86 9.38 79 51.52 10 38.34 72 29.69
Jackson, MS 5 87.51 14 79.80 4 82.16 72 86.26 22 24.97 38 60.64 28 29.61 6 58.72
Jacksonville, FL 71 63.02 67 64.73 92 15.99 22 91.45 10 37.47 68 53.99 67 16.51 16 51.01
Kansas City, MO-KS 30 69.78 19 78.08 33 36.95 46 88.82 33 21.71 89 48.30 66 16.74 3 68.96
Knoxville, TN 43 67.53 80 60.71 6 57.64 67 86.91 69 12.68 72 53.04 37 26.83 90 21.49
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 100 45.32 98 43.86 99 13.91 93 83.31 48 17.87 98 42.71 94 9.23 76 25.35
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 73 62.81 64 65.48 98 14.13 38 89.75 4 71.33 97 43.96 85 11.39 79 24.76
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 25 70.85 54 66.76 14 46.75 58 87.66 21 25.12 65 55.67 45 23.78 24 47.15
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 56 65.68 39 71.91 78 21.69 56 88.03 43 19.49 19 66.84 71 15.27 27 45.93
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 66 63.69 51 67.40 30 38.12 74 85.93 84 10.34 92 47.97 49 22.73 28 45.76
Madison, WI 9 80.82 15 78.54 22 41.85 48 88.72 40 19.73 2 87.18 12 36.66 78 25.16
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 88 59.27 100 39.24 9 51.02 1 100.00 8 42.44 93 47.37 96 7.06 100 3.23
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 63 63.95 27 74.42 49 31.43 76 85.80 58 15.44 54 56.53 95 8.49 37 42.72
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 47 67.05 75 62.57 86 19.85 85 84.38 6 55.27 42 59.37 50 22.70 51 37.49
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 48 66.79 53 66.77 35 35.98 82 84.92 81 10.90 43 58.62 42 25.43 10 54.85
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 24 71.22 28 74.36 7 54.60 30 90.61 60 14.92 64 55.76 80 13.30 47 39.56
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 32 69.48 16 78.33 34 36.44 21 91.69 50 17.55 56 56.26 56 19.77 49 39.20
New Haven-Milford, CT 49 66.75 22 75.79 42 33.20 42 89.43 36 21.04 37 60.84 82 13.17 81 24.12
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 78 62.33 45 70.20 62 26.96 11 94.57 88 8.92 60 55.95 76 13.90 39 42.41
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 27 70.52 31 74.05 77 22.15 53 88.12 5 61.88 55 56.47 65 17.21 64 31.63
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 97 51.77 97 45.71 89 17.78 78 85.62 14 32.31 100 34.26 20 31.61 89 21.70
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 10 77.06 32 73.93 2 86.43 4 97.45 92 7.23 87 50.29 59 18.58 98 17.01
Oklahoma City, OK 31 69.67 20 77.36 18 43.28 69 86.76 31 21.91 44 58.48 83 13.15 70 30.10
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 2 91.40 5 85.82 1 100.00 40 89.50 37 20.74 41 59.69 41 25.70 43 41.16
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 34 68.70 79 61.17 93 15.98 19 91.90 7 53.04 6 71.61 61 17.91 36 43.32
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 58 64.77 13 81.27 81 21.25 36 89.76 76 11.64 53 56.69 78 13.64 19 49.92
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 99 47.83 99 42.75 97 14.38 59 87.52 90 7.70 85 50.46 89 10.40 23 47.58
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 42 67.59 24 75.70 66 24.71 65 87.09 19 27.45 48 57.68 51 22.68 48 39.36
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 67 63.66 84 59.39 67 24.20 8 95.71 49 17.68 59 55.98 58 19.72 2 73.39
Pittsburgh, PA 53 66.44 59 66.06 43 32.94 73 86.09 25 23.35 83 50.84 22 31.32 34 44.11
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 74 62.80 58 66.13 59 27.77 36 89.76 100 2.97 58 56.07 27 29.82 41 42.08
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 64 63.86 34 73.47 73 23.05 87 84.16 46 18.83 27 64.20 62 17.77 85 22.76
Provo-Orem, UT 16 75.12 73 62.74 53 29.88 31 90.22 75 11.67 1 100.00 7 41.36 94 18.93
Raleigh, NC 17 74.81 23 75.78 11 48.36 39 89.70 53 16.54 35 61.55 14 33.51 65 30.67
Richmond, VA 8 80.84 21 75.95 5 64.92 9 95.08 32 21.84 46 58.02 11 36.91 63 31.67
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 91 56.51 88 55.14 87 18.95 35 89.78 44 19.20 45 58.44 73 14.41 66 30.58
Rochester, NY 72 63.01 49 68.48 51 30.47 61 87.32 67 13.49 24 65.51 88 10.51 75 26.46
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 55 65.69 85 56.96 82 20.57 68 86.86 11 34.74 5 72.08 39 25.93 59 33.23
St. Louis, MO-IL 52 66.44 47 69.70 31 38.04 52 88.14 55 15.97 57 56.23 74 14.24 15 51.20
Salt Lake City, UT 7 81.22 3 90.17 10 48.63 17 92.70 65 13.95 40 59.72 9 40.49 35 44.01
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 51 66.72 48 69.15 20 42.91 10 94.97 24 24.15 49 57.63 99 5.09 67 30.29
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 23 71.42 55 66.23 63 25.99 15 93.05 38 20.54 11 70.39 68 16.12 1 100.00
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 26 70.70 32 73.93 54 29.57 66 87.05 28 22.57 26 64.80 48 22.99 7 56.11
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 75 62.70 44 70.60 80 21.46 26 91.26 97 6.18 23 65.65 72 15.03 38 42.64
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 44 67.43 81 60.21 44 32.61 84 84.47 66 13.51 73 52.80 6 50.43 17 50.77
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 87 60.25 42 71.32 60 27.49 43 89.33 63 14.35 70 53.33 100 4.80 52 37.37
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 33 68.74 71 63.18 52 30.25 71 86.67 30 22.28 29 63.38 19 32.05 12 53.78
Springfield, MA 4 88.63 37 72.29 41 33.23 83 84.87 54 16.01 3 80.46 1 100.00 11 54.08
Stockton-Lodi, CA 93 55.94 91 53.68 95 15.39 95 83.10 52 17.00 74 52.75 17 32.46 71 29.70
Syracuse, NY 6 81.55 52 67.06 13 47.24 75 85.84 35 21.10 4 73.74 2 68.86 82 23.63
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 92 56.20 94 51.62 85 20.26 79 85.54 13 32.58 81 51.03 92 10.00 25 46.67
Toledo, OH 28 70.26 60 65.94 40 33.92 97 81.94 93 7.19 15 68.18 3 56.10 97 17.11
Tucson, AZ 84 61.18 95 48.73 71 23.30 55 88.04 41 19.68 13 68.57 32 28.66 58 34.10
Tulsa, OK 69 63.35 29 74.25 23 41.59 90 83.70 78 11.16 96 44.87 60 17.93 74 27.34
Urban Honolulu, HI 1 100.00 12 82.49 3 82.42 92 83.45 1 100.00 31 62.79 47 23.34 13 53.40
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 15 75.43 36 72.63 24 41.51 62 87.26 39 19.82 7 71.37 15 33.50 46 39.85
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3 90.23 1 100.00 28 39.26 25 91.27 2 90.34 22 65.80 98 5.82 14 52.84
Wichita, KS 40 67.87 26 75.39 32 38.02 94 83.21 98 5.83 52 56.71 36 26.86 30 45.06
Winston-Salem, NC 59 64.61 57 66.19 8 54.41 98 81.69 77 11.40 90 48.10 64 17.58 80 24.13
Worcester, MA-CT 86 60.81 30 74.11 68 24.09 34 90.04 80 10.91 51 57.14 97 6.16 54 36.66
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 89 59.20 93 53.39 26 40.11 100 81.36 89 7.86 95 45.21 8 40.75 99 13.98
Employment /Education Overall Percent of 65+ employed 65+ unemployment rate Employment growth (health, education,leisure, and hospitality) Output of service sector/ manufacturing College enrollment Number of community colleges Number of universities
METRO Rank Rank Rank Rank Rank Rank Rank Rank
Akron, OH 50 61 39 80 83 18 18 87
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 37 82 83 44 15 9 16 31
Albuquerque, NM 41 63 63 20 79 21 21 9
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 94 83 91 23 64 77 54 77
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 70 50 75 18 23 46 79 44
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 61 92 19 77 73 63 29 29
Austin-Round Rock, TX 22 11 46 2 81 10 69 61
Bakersfield, CA 96 90 88 28 51 82 80 55
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 20 9 36 49 18 20 90 68
Baton Rouge, LA 45 35 15 24 99 30 75 93
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 82 56 27 88 47 94 91 50
Boise City, ID 35 78 48 5 96 39 4 73
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 14 4 50 63 27 8 43 42
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 19 2 58 60 17 86 24 86
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 68 76 76 70 42 33 25 57
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 76 89 96 40 3 99 63 92
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 81 69 84 57 59 50 44 21
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 46 25 45 29 57 76 35 60
Chattanooga, TN-GA 62 70 12 33 85 84 87 22
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 57 43 57 47 56 62 57 32
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 39 39 25 81 72 61 38 53
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 38 66 17 51 71 75 34 8
Colorado Springs, CO 11 18 74 14 26 16 5 18
Columbia, SC 36 65 47 91 61 14 30 20
Columbus, OH 13 38 16 3 34 36 13 45
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 54 6 37 7 70 88 84 84
Dayton, OH 29 62 29 86 68 12 52 5
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 98 96 100 96 16 66 93 88
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 21 8 65 12 12 78 40 33
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 12 10 38 50 9 91 31 4
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 95 87 72 89 74 67 53 91
El Paso, TX 90 86 79 6 62 32 77 95
Fresno, CA 85 77 94 54 45 34 26 69
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 83 72 55 45 94 69 33 56
Greensboro-High Point, NC 80 41 61 99 95 28 70 62
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 77 74 69 32 87 25 55 26
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 18 17 21 27 20 80 23 40
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 60 46 90 64 29 17 46 83
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 65 7 56 16 91 71 86 96
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 79 68 70 13 86 79 10 72
Jackson, MS 5 14 4 72 22 38 28 6
Jacksonville, FL 71 67 92 22 10 68 67 16
Kansas City, MO-KS 30 19 33 46 33 89 66 3
Knoxville, TN 43 80 6 67 69 72 37 90
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 100 98 99 93 48 98 94 76
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 73 64 98 38 4 97 85 79
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 25 54 14 58 21 65 45 24
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 56 39 78 56 43 19 71 27
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 66 51 30 74 84 92 49 28
Madison, WI 9 15 22 48 40 2 12 78
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 88 100 9 1 8 93 96 100
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 63 27 49 76 58 54 95 37
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 47 75 86 85 6 42 50 51
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 48 53 35 82 81 43 42 10
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 24 28 7 30 60 64 80 47
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 32 16 34 21 50 56 56 49
New Haven-Milford, CT 49 22 42 42 36 37 82 81
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 78 45 62 11 88 60 76 39
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 27 31 77 53 5 55 65 64
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 97 97 89 78 14 100 20 89
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 10 32 2 4 92 87 59 98
Oklahoma City, OK 31 20 18 69 31 44 83 70
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 2 5 1 40 37 41 41 43
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 34 79 93 19 7 6 61 36
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 58 13 81 36 76 53 78 19
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 99 99 97 59 90 85 89 23
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 42 24 66 65 19 48 51 48
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 67 84 67 8 49 59 58 2
Pittsburgh, PA 53 59 43 73 25 83 22 34
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 74 58 59 36 100 58 27 41
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 64 34 73 87 46 27 62 85
Provo-Orem, UT 16 73 53 31 75 1 7 94
Raleigh, NC 17 23 11 39 53 35 14 65
Richmond, VA 8 21 5 9 32 46 11 63
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 91 88 87 35 44 45 73 66
Rochester, NY 72 49 51 61 67 24 88 75
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 55 85 82 68 11 5 39 59
St. Louis, MO-IL 52 47 31 52 55 57 74 15
Salt Lake City, UT 7 3 10 17 65 40 9 35
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 51 48 20 10 24 49 99 67
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 23 55 63 15 38 11 68 1
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 26 32 54 66 28 26 48 7
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 75 44 80 26 97 23 72 38
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 44 81 44 84 66 73 6 17
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 87 42 60 43 63 70 100 52
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 33 71 52 71 30 29 19 12
Springfield, MA 4 37 41 83 54 3 1 11
Stockton-Lodi, CA 93 91 95 95 52 74 17 71
Syracuse, NY 6 52 13 75 35 4 2 82
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 92 94 85 79 13 81 92 25
Toledo, OH 28 60 40 97 93 15 3 97
Tucson, AZ 84 95 71 55 41 13 32 58
Tulsa, OK 69 29 23 90 78 96 60 74
Urban Honolulu, HI 1 12 3 92 1 31 47 13
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 15 36 24 62 39 7 15 46
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3 1 28 25 2 22 98 14
Wichita, KS 40 26 32 94 98 52 36 30
Winston-Salem, NC 59 57 8 98 77 90 64 80
Worcester, MA-CT 86 30 68 34 80 51 97 54
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 89 93 26 100 89 95 8 99