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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Flagstaff, AZ
#73
OVERALL RANKING

Flagstaff, AZ


SCORE: 81.72

#57
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 84.26
 
#129
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 79.96
 
Percent of Population 65+:  9.74%
Population 65+:  13,239
Total Population:  135,862

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 212 70.45 75.28 -6.42 %
Health Care 72 47.94 42.45 12.93 %
Wellness 73 84.58 81.88 3.30 %
Financial 162 75.46 77.72 -2.91 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
215 60.25 69.85 -13.74 %
Employment / Education 18 79.81 59.20 34.81 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
38 70.19 64.90 8.15 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
151 49.93 54.20 -7.88 %
(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 221 37.30 52.43
Crime Rate 145 43.16 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 178 77.76 80.02
Unemployment Rate 156 36.43 41.03
Income Distribution 227 79.59 85.72
Weather 106 51.31 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 252 3.15 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 44 18.40 15.54
Number of hospital beds 120 31.45 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 165 66.67 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 204 49.95 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 87 30.22 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 13 74.36 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 34 33.00 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 80 33.33 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 26 21.03 13.47
Number of psychologists 75 23.93 21.04
Number of nurses 133 22.17 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 9 69.15 35.67
ER Wait Times 197 18.75 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 211 87.31 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 18 64.08 50.43
Diabetes Rate 58 52.37 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 166 78.99 81.94
Number of Caregivers 187 65.97 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 25 87.44 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 210 25.94 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 247 47.43 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 103 75.22 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 13 45.04 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 228 40.23 55.90
Total bank deposits 235 .69 1.72
Tax burden 29 87.32 72.59
Dependency Ratio 21 79.41 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 210 68.12 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 219 24.26 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 117 37.41 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 222 58.75 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 209 7.25 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 200 35.83 47.00
Median Rental Price 225 54.65 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 234 37.24 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 240 8.74 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 102 75.00 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 88 8.92 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 155 10.08 15.92
Cost of assisted living 95 73.69 70.12
Nursing-home rating 57 44.44 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 17 93.40 84.74
Cost of adult day services 226 41.94 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 14 80.17 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 50 15.94 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 29 74.54 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 112 6.45 9.69
College Enrollment 21 56.32 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 9 88.82 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 47 15.72 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 250 52.34 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 4 57.70 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 212 45.10 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 243 71.19 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 239 27.02 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 27 31.96 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 244 43.25 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 48 33.87 25.07
Number of YMCAs 86 12.52 12.40
Funding for Seniors 241 22.54 25.37