CONNECT:
SHARE THIS:
Best Cities for Successful Aging | Great Falls, MT
#27
OVERALL RANKING

Great Falls, MT


SCORE: 86.14

#34
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 86.71
 
#42
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 84.59
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.13%
Population 65+:  13,188
Total Population:  81,784

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 130 74.87 75.28 -.54 %
Health Care 57 50.10 42.45 18.02 %
Wellness 117 81.77 81.88 -.13 %
Financial 80 80.26 77.72 3.27 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
118 70.97 69.85 1.60 %
Employment / Education 46 71.55 59.20 20.86 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
80 67.27 64.90 3.65 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
2 95.37 54.20 75.96 %
(Three-tier color code: 1-25 Green, 26-75 Black, 76+ Red)
Find out about the methodology used for these indicators

Indicator Drill-down graph load here Indicator Average graph will load here

General Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Cost of Living 53 62.36 52.43
Crime Rate 183 37.39 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 56 82.89 80.02
Unemployment Rate 29 55.15 41.03
Income Distribution 90 87.77 85.72
Weather 202 40.55 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 74 12.75 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 130 13.02 15.54
Number of hospital beds 49 49.03 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 213 50.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 7 87.33 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 65 38.17 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 138 31.70 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 4 70.79 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 19 40.76 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 45 17.16 13.47
Number of psychologists 47 30.08 21.04
Number of nurses 70 27.56 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 60 44.80 35.67
ER Wait Times 203 18.29 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 45 94.69 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 82 52.43 50.43
Diabetes Rate 44 54.18 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 65 85.78 81.94
Number of Caregivers 193 63.87 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 98 82.62 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 43 53.86 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 234 50.90 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 234 54.15 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 89 23.67 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 53 66.08 55.90
Total bank deposits 115 1.23 1.72
Tax burden 43 84.99 72.59
Dependency Ratio 193 57.81 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 189 68.71 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 134 34.93 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 67 53.68 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 119 62.60 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 187 9.61 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 94 51.11 47.00
Median Rental Price 15 84.90 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 76 52.33 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 175 19.03 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 87 75.81 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 158 5.24 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 24 32.38 15.92
Cost of assisted living 40 80.40 70.12
Nursing-home rating 217 10.26 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 221 78.61 84.74
Cost of adult day services 240 37.86 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 181 50.01 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 4 64.47 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 85 71.04 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 13 28.99 9.69
College Enrollment 221 16.91 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 5 91.52 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 124 7.39 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 49 68.27 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 62 23.17 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 104 56.19 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 210 77.91 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 59 44.72 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 1 100.00 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 36 75.93 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 151 18.88 25.07
Number of YMCAs 252 .00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 10 33.82 25.37