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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
#205
OVERALL RANKING

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX


SCORE: 75.66

#208
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 76.64
 
#189
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 77.44
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.57%
Population 65+:  54,786
Total Population:  403,711

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 163 73.30 75.28 -2.63 %
Health Care 241 26.68 42.45 -37.15 %
Wellness 204 77.01 81.88 -5.95 %
Financial 53 82.31 77.72 5.91 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
34 79.70 69.85 14.10 %
Employment / Education 229 46.82 59.20 -20.91 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
174 61.78 64.90 -4.81 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
195 46.75 54.20 -13.75 %
(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 142 50.43 52.43
Crime Rate 168 39.70 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 126 79.82 80.02
Unemployment Rate 218 29.41 41.03
Income Distribution 209 80.97 85.72
Weather 60 55.01 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 197 7.47 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 206 9.30 15.54
Number of hospital beds 90 36.13 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 246 25.00 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 190 8.43 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 120 34.87 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 252 .00 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 207 7.57 13.47
Number of psychologists 225 6.66 21.04
Number of nurses 207 16.30 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 235 17.94 35.67
ER Wait Times 230 15.23 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 72 93.47 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 228 41.86 50.43
Diabetes Rate 235 34.35 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 89 84.01 81.94
Number of Caregivers 51 77.84 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 218 75.97 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 209 26.18 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 88 66.93 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 85 85.44 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 223 10.65 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 166 50.84 55.90
Total bank deposits 180 1.01 1.72
Tax burden 49 84.59 72.59
Dependency Ratio 118 61.92 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 36 74.18 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 170 30.40 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 31 59.32 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 59 65.02 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 127 14.96 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 144 43.97 47.00
Median Rental Price 132 70.68 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 138 48.42 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 67 33.30 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 3 97.24 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 9 31.45 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 143 10.72 15.92
Cost of assisted living 182 62.92 70.12
Nursing-home rating 205 18.15 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 181 82.01 84.74
Cost of adult day services 10 95.12 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 173 50.89 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 193 4.97 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 226 64.41 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 250 1.02 9.69
College Enrollment 209 17.80 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 118 71.56 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 227 2.15 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 155 62.25 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 220 8.39 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 49 64.06 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 187 79.92 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 151 37.63 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 142 14.10 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 151 56.28 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 143 19.86 25.07
Number of YMCAs 203 3.52 12.40
Funding for Seniors 193 23.31 25.37