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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Houma-Thibodaux, LA
#122
OVERALL RANKING

Houma-Thibodaux, LA


SCORE: 79.65

#99
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 81.25
 
#97
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 81.77
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.57%
Population 65+:  26,224
Total Population:  208,678

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 10 84.65 75.28 12.45 %
Health Care 207 31.82 42.45 -25.04 %
Wellness 200 77.19 81.88 -5.73 %
Financial 31 83.86 77.72 7.90 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
58 76.14 69.85 9.01 %
Employment / Education 103 58.72 59.20 -.81 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
228 57.64 64.90 -11.19 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
202 46.07 54.20 -15.00 %
(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 79 59.04 52.43
Crime Rate 154 42.14 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 74 82.01 80.02
Unemployment Rate 13 65.95 41.03
Income Distribution 131 85.69 85.72
Weather 57 55.47 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 221 6.51 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 165 11.12 15.54
Number of hospital beds 141 29.03 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 208 57.14 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 52 70.12 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 84 42.09 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 106 18.36 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 144 14.29 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 91 13.55 13.47
Number of psychologists 241 4.03 21.04
Number of nurses 172 19.28 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 191 24.01 35.67
ER Wait Times 216 16.92 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 176 89.50 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 248 37.44 50.43
Diabetes Rate 243 32.97 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 231 71.68 81.94
Number of Caregivers 108 73.70 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 207 76.55 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 116 40.10 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 59 71.12 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 145 70.21 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 72 26.26 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 18 75.66 55.90
Total bank deposits 60 1.46 1.72
Tax burden 20 92.08 72.59
Dependency Ratio 136 60.71 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 23 74.90 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 202 26.22 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 195 31.65 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 42 66.19 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 44 30.10 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 131 45.27 47.00
Median Rental Price 142 69.64 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 158 46.93 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 93 27.93 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 25 95.92 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 123 7.02 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 212 7.12 15.92
Cost of assisted living 25 81.43 70.12
Nursing-home rating 38 51.28 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 60 88.57 84.74
Cost of adult day services 55 69.64 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 59 67.53 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 57 14.74 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 90 70.81 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 164 4.61 9.69
College Enrollment 237 15.54 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 220 61.89 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 243 1.30 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 15 74.98 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 178 11.72 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 166 50.52 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 191 79.53 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 182 34.85 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 98 17.08 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 247 43.07 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 31 40.08 25.07
Number of YMCAs 160 7.09 12.40
Funding for Seniors 81 23.75 25.37