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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Corpus Christi, TX
#121
OVERALL RANKING

Corpus Christi, TX


SCORE: 79.66

#110
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 80.77
 
#110
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 80.87
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.44%
Population 65+:  58,678
Total Population:  436,709

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 84 76.85 75.28 2.09 %
Health Care 159 36.62 42.45 -13.73 %
Wellness 151 79.76 81.88 -2.59 %
Financial 57 82.02 77.72 5.53 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
38 78.85 69.85 12.88 %
Employment / Education 127 56.74 59.20 -4.16 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
167 61.98 64.90 -4.50 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
203 45.83 54.20 -15.44 %
(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 158 47.94 52.43
Crime Rate 227 31.15 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 26 85.40 80.02
Unemployment Rate 66 46.38 41.03
Income Distribution 119 86.10 85.72
Weather 63 54.54 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 147 9.53 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 125 13.15 15.54
Number of hospital beds 100 34.63 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 162 15.67 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 98 38.88 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 123 22.22 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 129 11.33 13.47
Number of psychologists 177 13.92 21.04
Number of nurses 161 20.19 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 167 27.62 35.67
ER Wait Times 72 31.91 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 218 86.87 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 102 51.05 50.43
Diabetes Rate 142 42.83 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 89 84.01 81.94
Number of Caregivers 51 77.84 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 95 82.67 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 198 29.25 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 198 56.31 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 80 86.07 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 177 14.15 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 99 59.23 55.90
Total bank deposits 205 .88 1.72
Tax burden 49 84.59 72.59
Dependency Ratio 160 59.55 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 111 70.99 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 192 26.69 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 31 59.32 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 26 67.53 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 126 15.08 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 180 39.31 47.00
Median Rental Price 187 63.09 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 96 50.47 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 108 26.81 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 3 97.24 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 4 46.52 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 233 5.46 15.92
Cost of assisted living 182 62.92 70.12
Nursing-home rating 183 23.63 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 20 92.17 84.74
Cost of adult day services 10 95.12 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 77 63.53 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 155 6.11 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 46 73.31 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 209 3.03 9.69
College Enrollment 153 21.59 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 130 70.23 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 33 20.44 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 155 62.25 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 149 13.72 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 177 49.52 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 213 77.62 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 155 37.26 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 155 13.48 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 151 56.28 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 179 16.52 25.07
Number of YMCAs 205 3.27 12.40
Funding for Seniors 193 23.31 25.37