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Best Cities for Successful Aging | College Station-Bryan, TX
#33
OVERALL RANKING

College Station-Bryan, TX


SCORE: 85.38

#29
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 88.24
 
#43
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 84.57
 
Percent of Population 65+:  9.25%
Population 65+:  21,656
Total Population:  234,209

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 42 80.07 75.28 6.36 %
Health Care 121 41.31 42.45 -2.69 %
Wellness 118 81.75 81.88 -.16 %
Financial 24 84.62 77.72 8.88 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
48 77.45 69.85 10.88 %
Employment / Education 7 84.23 59.20 42.28 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
90 65.88 64.90 1.51 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
241 41.97 54.20 -22.56 %
(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 195 42.27 52.43
Crime Rate 100 48.70 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 8 88.05 80.02
Unemployment Rate 40 52.14 41.03
Income Distribution 245 75.48 85.72
Weather 54 55.60 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 175 8.25 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 73 15.65 15.54
Number of hospital beds 184 22.92 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 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 150 18.10 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 72 44.49 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 98 19.81 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 71 40.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 93 13.49 13.47
Number of psychologists 98 21.52 21.04
Number of nurses 108 23.92 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 153 29.37 35.67
ER Wait Times 14 50.00 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 203 87.95 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 92 51.87 50.43
Diabetes Rate 95 47.96 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 89 84.01 81.94
Number of Caregivers 51 77.84 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 77 83.46 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 98 43.25 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 209 54.66 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 67 87.14 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 240 8.47 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 162 51.59 55.90
Total bank deposits 99 1.29 1.72
Tax burden 49 84.59 72.59
Dependency Ratio 8 86.18 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 24 74.86 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 243 19.31 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 31 59.32 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 11 69.95 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 165 11.53 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 140 44.49 47.00
Median Rental Price 181 63.63 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 243 33.33 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 7 58.10 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 3 97.24 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 29 16.96 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 185 8.63 15.92
Cost of assisted living 182 62.92 70.12
Nursing-home rating 202 18.80 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 44 89.44 84.74
Cost of adult day services 10 95.12 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 34 72.27 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 43 17.99 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 98 70.53 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 74 9.61 9.69
College Enrollment 5 78.90 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 47 78.65 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 84 10.46 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 155 62.25 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 29 28.80 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 196 47.32 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 131 84.99 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 245 25.64 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 195 11.32 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 151 56.28 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 160 18.05 25.07
Number of YMCAs 252 .00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 193 23.31 25.37