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Best Cities for Successful Aging | El Centro, CA
#153
OVERALL RANKING

El Centro, CA


SCORE: 78.33

#139
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 79.69
 
#61
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 83.44
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.06%
Population 65+:  19,547
Total Population:  176,768

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 2 94.73 75.28 25.84 %
Health Care 244 26.18 42.45 -38.33 %
Wellness 40 87.50 81.88 6.86 %
Financial 164 75.26 77.72 -3.17 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
159 67.41 69.85 -3.49 %
Employment / Education 201 49.00 59.20 -17.23 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
162 62.11 64.90 -4.30 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
238 42.56 54.20 -21.48 %
(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 78 59.46 52.43
Crime Rate 180 38.33 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 47 83.50 80.02
Unemployment Rate 252 10.48 41.03
Income Distribution 193 82.02 85.72
Weather 1 100.00 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 210 6.89 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 250 5.29 15.54
Number of hospital beds 231 16.48 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 224 40.50 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 116 35.47 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 248 3.22 13.47
Number of psychologists 102 21.31 21.04
Number of nurses 232 13.52 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 250 10.47 35.67
ER Wait Times 13 51.72 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 4 98.36 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 13 66.67 50.43
Diabetes Rate 33 56.99 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 188 77.38 81.94
Number of Caregivers 224 59.22 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 11 90.39 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 246 14.95 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 3 93.71 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 26 96.13 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 252 1.98 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 251 23.36 55.90
Total bank deposits 227 .74 1.72
Tax burden 223 53.21 72.59
Dependency Ratio 193 57.81 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 123 70.76 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 240 20.18 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 50 56.77 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 25 67.63 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 16 53.30 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 26 64.39 47.00
Median Rental Price 135 70.49 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 63 53.07 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 252 2.56 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 196 56.63 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 229 2.16 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 216 6.83 15.92
Cost of assisted living 213 60.90 70.12
Nursing-home rating 57 44.44 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 7 95.57 84.74
Cost of adult day services 168 51.32 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 247 32.99 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 251 1.85 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 3 86.07 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 62 10.75 9.69
College Enrollment 83 27.55 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 145 68.95 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 145 6.23 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 85 64.84 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 140 14.07 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 202 46.39 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 27 93.42 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 222 30.67 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 244 5.17 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 169 55.71 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 59 32.16 25.07
Number of YMCAs 252 .00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 176 23.33 25.37