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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Farmington, NM
#169
OVERALL RANKING

Farmington, NM


SCORE: 77.32

#146
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 79.31
 
#214
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 76.37
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.69%
Population 65+:  15,007
Total Population:  128,340

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 154 73.80 75.28 -1.97 %
Health Care 163 36.26 42.45 -14.58 %
Wellness 141 80.38 81.88 -1.83 %
Financial 143 76.49 77.72 -1.58 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
161 67.38 69.85 -3.54 %
Employment / Education 48 69.47 59.20 17.35 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
249 54.21 64.90 -16.47 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
207 45.46 54.20 -16.13 %
(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 240 31.83 52.43
Crime Rate 107 47.85 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 154 78.90 80.02
Unemployment Rate 86 43.31 41.03
Income Distribution 195 81.90 85.72
Weather 82 53.91 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 245 5.39 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 193 9.94 15.54
Number of hospital beds 197 21.01 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 194 53.05 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 60 47.39 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 1 100.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 225 5.73 13.47
Number of psychologists 143 17.05 21.04
Number of nurses 200 17.18 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 216 20.24 35.67
ER Wait Times 33 39.47 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 224 86.44 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 117 49.87 50.43
Diabetes Rate 131 44.14 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 81 84.60 81.94
Number of Caregivers 126 71.12 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 33 86.94 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 238 20.59 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 79 68.04 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 87 84.21 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 155 15.79 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 148 52.99 55.90
Total bank deposits 219 .80 1.72
Tax burden 26 90.35 72.59
Dependency Ratio 215 56.50 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 50 73.65 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 229 22.12 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 169 32.75 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 81 63.98 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 173 10.73 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 218 32.17 47.00
Median Rental Price 127 70.96 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 158 46.93 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 141 23.26 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 108 73.06 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 32 16.21 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 145 10.67 15.92
Cost of assisted living 127 70.72 70.12
Nursing-home rating 38 51.28 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 12 94.58 84.74
Cost of adult day services 223 44.32 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 79 63.10 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 18 32.43 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 28 74.57 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 18 24.28 9.69
College Enrollment 140 22.35 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 227 61.38 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 123 7.40 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 63 65.64 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 191 10.64 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 231 42.13 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 225 75.70 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 207 32.43 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 124 15.16 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 139 58.63 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 196 14.29 25.07
Number of YMCAs 252 .00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 233 22.96 25.37