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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Carson City, NV
#69
OVERALL RANKING

Carson City, NV


SCORE: 81.97

#77
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 82.81
 
#52
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 84.10
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.81%
Population 65+:  9,727
Total Population:  54,616

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 13 84.18 75.28 11.82 %
Health Care 140 38.34 42.45 -9.68 %
Wellness 52 85.55 81.88 4.48 %
Financial 49 82.67 77.72 6.37 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
176 66.11 69.85 -5.35 %
Employment / Education 183 51.16 59.20 -13.58 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
115 64.53 64.90 -.57 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
36 66.17 54.20 22.08 %
(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 91 58.02 52.43
Crime Rate 25 67.97 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 251 69.37 80.02
Unemployment Rate 233 26.61 41.03
Income Distribution 24 92.05 85.72
Weather 20 60.47 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 2 59.60 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 96 14.49 15.54
Number of hospital beds 127 30.43 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 106 59.05 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 252 .00 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 69 45.42 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 54 16.37 13.47
Number of psychologists 122 19.33 21.04
Number of nurses 55 28.53 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 107 36.20 35.67
ER Wait Times 162 22.39 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 57 94.11 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 30 59.01 50.43
Diabetes Rate 71 50.71 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 8 95.16 81.94
Number of Caregivers 129 70.96 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 186 77.88 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 67 48.39 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 246 47.86 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 33 94.25 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 120 19.13 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 2 92.28 55.90
Total bank deposits 45 1.58 1.72
Tax burden 98 79.63 72.59
Dependency Ratio 170 58.99 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 252 61.82 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 45 46.84 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 18 74.15 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 251 51.56 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 196 8.53 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 128 45.95 47.00
Median Rental Price 190 62.41 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 21 59.59 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 151 22.39 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 140 67.14 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 203 3.38 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 44 24.69 15.92
Cost of assisted living 53 76.91 70.12
Nursing-home rating 57 44.44 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 252 67.52 84.74
Cost of adult day services 165 52.70 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 167 51.73 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 252 1.78 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 42 73.48 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 82 9.12 9.69
College Enrollment 177 20.36 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 7 89.88 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 190 4.06 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 192 59.46 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 163 12.73 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 156 51.14 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 67 89.41 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 23 49.39 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 6 67.44 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 242 43.45 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 209 13.47 25.07
Number of YMCAs 252 .00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 239 22.94 25.37