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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Laredo, TX
#57
OVERALL RANKING

Laredo, TX


SCORE: 83.26

#55
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 84.41
 
#55
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 83.62
 
Percent of Population 65+:  8.11%
Population 65+:  21,030
Total Population:  259,211

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 108 75.41 75.28 0.17 %
Health Care 174 35.35 42.45 -16.73 %
Wellness 78 84.28 81.88 2.93 %
Financial 16 85.88 77.72 10.50 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
2 93.50 69.85 33.86 %
Employment / Education 80 62.72 59.20 5.95 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
99 65.26 64.90 0.55 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
245 40.81 54.20 -24.70 %
(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 170 45.62 52.43
Crime Rate 223 31.98 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 9 87.68 80.02
Unemployment Rate 97 41.98 41.03
Income Distribution 202 81.35 85.72
Weather 87 53.74 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 73 12.86 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 237 7.62 15.54
Number of hospital beds 148 28.46 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 149 54.77 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 153 17.77 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 157 29.02 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 99 19.55 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 239 4.41 13.47
Number of psychologists 235 5.29 21.04
Number of nurses 192 17.75 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 251 9.76 35.67
ER Wait Times 1 100.00 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 12 97.43 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 39 57.28 50.43
Diabetes Rate 94 48.19 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 89 84.01 81.94
Number of Caregivers 51 77.84 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 42 85.72 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 225 23.79 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 38 74.20 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 64 87.96 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 247 6.73 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 178 49.20 55.90
Total bank deposits 25 1.78 1.72
Tax burden 49 84.59 72.59
Dependency Ratio 242 50.07 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 31 74.46 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 251 13.05 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 31 59.32 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 8 70.57 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 15 54.74 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 50 58.43 47.00
Median Rental Price 118 72.04 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 221 39.85 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 107 26.92 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 3 97.24 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 2 81.29 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 250 3.81 15.92
Cost of assisted living 182 62.92 70.12
Nursing-home rating 7 71.79 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 1 100.00 84.74
Cost of adult day services 10 95.12 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 132 56.28 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 215 4.21 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 21 75.63 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 7 45.60 9.69
College Enrollment 142 22.21 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 136 69.27 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 26 23.64 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 155 62.25 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 217 8.45 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 211 45.19 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 4 96.76 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 249 22.50 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 129 14.57 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 151 56.28 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 249 6.65 25.07
Number of YMCAs 252 .00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 193 23.31 25.37