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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Amarillo, TX
#63
OVERALL RANKING

Amarillo, TX


SCORE: 82.40

#70
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 83.07
 
#56
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 83.61
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.23%
Population 65+:  31,496
Total Population:  257,560

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 44 79.60 75.28 5.74 %
Health Care 93 44.50 42.45 4.83 %
Wellness 164 79.17 81.88 -3.31 %
Financial 23 84.69 77.72 8.97 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
29 80.28 69.85 14.93 %
Employment / Education 126 56.79 59.20 -4.07 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
193 60.03 64.90 -7.50 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
153 49.91 54.20 -7.92 %
(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 155 48.14 52.43
Crime Rate 201 35.14 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 53 82.98 80.02
Unemployment Rate 19 61.51 41.03
Income Distribution 113 86.31 85.72
Weather 94 53.17 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 236 5.86 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 48 17.91 15.54
Number of hospital beds 42 50.19 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 211 55.56 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 149 54.77 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 58 41.94 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 122 34.59 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 117 15.12 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 67 44.44 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 84 13.93 13.47
Number of psychologists 92 22.09 21.04
Number of nurses 122 22.81 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 164 28.31 35.67
ER Wait Times 242 12.82 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 104 92.25 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 111 50.24 50.43
Diabetes Rate 124 44.85 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 89 84.01 81.94
Number of Caregivers 51 77.84 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 194 77.32 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 187 30.78 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 208 54.75 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 71 87.01 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 207 11.46 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 48 66.72 55.90
Total bank deposits 58 1.48 1.72
Tax burden 49 84.59 72.59
Dependency Ratio 138 60.62 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 24 74.86 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 162 31.14 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 31 59.32 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 44 65.95 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 107 18.13 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 165 42.01 47.00
Median Rental Price 109 72.84 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 199 42.27 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 72 31.96 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 3 97.24 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 15 24.62 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 107 14.40 15.92
Cost of assisted living 182 62.92 70.12
Nursing-home rating 121 32.23 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 143 84.00 84.74
Cost of adult day services 10 95.12 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 103 60.47 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 80 11.43 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 186 66.86 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 129 5.75 9.69
College Enrollment 118 24.27 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 42 79.47 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 224 2.43 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 155 62.25 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 187 11.01 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 185 48.98 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 144 83.58 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 189 33.91 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 90 18.07 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 151 56.28 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 137 20.83 25.07
Number of YMCAs 27 23.30 12.40
Funding for Seniors 193 23.31 25.37