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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Joplin, MO
#112
OVERALL RANKING

Joplin, MO


SCORE: 80.00

#117
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 80.39
 
#112
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 80.84
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.61%
Population 65+:  25,487
Total Population:  174,491

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 117 75.24 75.28 -.05 %
Health Care 111 41.97 42.45 -1.13 %
Wellness 188 77.86 81.88 -4.91 %
Financial 89 79.44 77.72 2.21 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
22 81.91 69.85 17.27 %
Employment / Education 124 56.92 59.20 -3.85 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
195 59.97 64.90 -7.60 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
105 53.56 54.20 -1.18 %
(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 51 62.80 52.43
Crime Rate 222 32.48 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 59 82.74 80.02
Unemployment Rate 50 49.07 41.03
Income Distribution 180 83.00 85.72
Weather 137 46.37 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 122 10.58 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 201 9.50 15.54
Number of hospital beds 74 41.07 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 232 40.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 145 54.85 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 67 37.57 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 63 46.69 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 97 20.15 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 227 5.63 13.47
Number of psychologists 49 29.64 21.04
Number of nurses 41 31.28 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 48 47.30 35.67
ER Wait Times 110 26.79 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 49 94.52 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 182 44.70 50.43
Diabetes Rate 163 41.64 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 179 78.32 81.94
Number of Caregivers 116 73.29 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 200 76.83 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 167 32.82 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 215 54.29 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 60 88.37 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 182 13.45 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 22 74.82 55.90
Total bank deposits 127 1.19 1.72
Tax burden 101 78.89 72.59
Dependency Ratio 202 57.36 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 170 69.37 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 207 25.74 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 147 35.98 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 122 62.45 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 31 35.35 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 29 63.39 47.00
Median Rental Price 24 83.15 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 148 47.67 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 35 40.75 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 32 94.00 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 20 21.45 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 118 13.61 15.92
Cost of assisted living 74 75.29 70.12
Nursing-home rating 200 19.58 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 124 84.85 84.74
Cost of adult day services 129 60.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 108 60.07 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 39 18.65 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 179 67.24 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 212 2.93 9.69
College Enrollment 180 20.21 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 31 81.18 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 246 1.08 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 150 62.45 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 192 10.50 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 184 49.06 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 143 83.79 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 112 40.51 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 99 17.03 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 60 69.97 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 202 13.96 25.07
Number of YMCAs 152 7.86 12.40
Funding for Seniors 88 23.72 25.37