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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Brownsville-Harlingen, TX
#144
OVERALL RANKING

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX


SCORE: 78.76

#177
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 78.21
 
#113
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 80.78
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.59%
Population 65+:  48,182
Total Population:  415,551

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 121 75.15 75.28 -.17 %
Health Care 203 32.05 42.45 -24.50 %
Wellness 87 83.78 81.88 2.32 %
Financial 109 78.15 77.72 0.55 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
1 100.00 69.85 43.16 %
Employment / Education 236 45.89 59.20 -22.48 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
214 58.60 64.90 -9.71 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
236 42.73 54.20 -21.16 %
(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 66 60.23 52.43
Crime Rate 198 35.34 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 12 87.20 80.02
Unemployment Rate 225 28.30 41.03
Income Distribution 243 76.97 85.72
Weather 80 53.99 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 49 15.64 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 216 8.95 15.54
Number of hospital beds 97 35.39 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 138 77.78 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 152 17.85 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 153 29.41 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 142 9.67 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 154 11.11 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 238 4.44 13.47
Number of psychologists 219 7.06 21.04
Number of nurses 218 15.78 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 238 16.26 35.67
ER Wait Times 148 23.08 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 238 80.66 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 22 61.71 50.43
Diabetes Rate 40 55.08 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 89 84.01 81.94
Number of Caregivers 51 77.84 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 22 87.67 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 250 12.72 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 14 84.97 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 72 86.96 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 241 8.18 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 204 44.28 55.90
Total bank deposits 224 .79 1.72
Tax burden 49 84.59 72.59
Dependency Ratio 246 47.70 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 71 72.68 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 252 10.00 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 31 59.32 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 32 67.16 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 82 20.78 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 3 84.28 47.00
Median Rental Price 28 82.23 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 81 51.96 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 161 20.89 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 3 97.24 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 1 100.00 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 241 4.43 15.92
Cost of assisted living 182 62.92 70.12
Nursing-home rating 154 27.35 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 5 95.78 84.74
Cost of adult day services 10 95.12 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 239 37.84 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 173 5.57 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 43 73.42 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 57 11.48 9.69
College Enrollment 203 18.06 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 71 75.88 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 139 6.44 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 155 62.25 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 156 13.19 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 198 47.05 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 216 77.35 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 209 32.15 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 184 11.98 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 151 56.28 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 231 11.09 25.07
Number of YMCAs 252 .00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 193 23.31 25.37