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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Lawton, OK
#72
OVERALL RANKING

Lawton, OK


SCORE: 81.75

#92
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 81.63
 
#50
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 84.27
 
Percent of Population 65+:  10.73%
Population 65+:  14,245
Total Population:  132,700

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 71 77.73 75.28 3.25 %
Health Care 36 54.90 42.45 29.33 %
Wellness 222 75.84 81.88 -7.38 %
Financial 68 81.27 77.72 4.57 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
49 77.45 69.85 10.88 %
Employment / Education 210 48.46 59.20 -18.14 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
89 66.08 64.90 1.82 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
174 48.33 54.20 -10.83 %
(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 52 62.47 52.43
Crime Rate 236 30.02 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 31 85.06 80.02
Unemployment Rate 78 44.84 41.03
Income Distribution 15 93.35 85.72
Weather 105 51.34 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 130 10.34 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 124 13.17 15.54
Number of hospital beds 38 50.58 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 129 80.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 59 69.68 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 2 87.64 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 14 72.05 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 252 .00 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 29 60.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 100 13.08 13.47
Number of psychologists 55 28.89 21.04
Number of nurses 199 17.20 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 229 19.41 35.67
ER Wait Times 142 23.44 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 102 92.27 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 211 42.86 50.43
Diabetes Rate 219 35.90 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 49 86.86 81.94
Number of Caregivers 33 81.24 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 240 74.70 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 252 3.32 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 28 78.06 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 79 86.13 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 221 10.78 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 134 54.45 55.90
Total bank deposits 209 .87 1.72
Tax burden 41 85.78 72.59
Dependency Ratio 44 69.52 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 57 73.41 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 217 24.80 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 89 46.10 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 63 64.89 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 95 19.13 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 61 56.49 47.00
Median Rental Price 140 69.83 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 222 39.48 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 241 8.64 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 1 100.00 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 50 12.66 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 172 9.37 15.92
Cost of assisted living 8 87.38 70.12
Nursing-home rating 57 44.44 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 197 80.73 84.74
Cost of adult day services 53 70.91 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 226 41.73 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 131 7.62 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 192 66.60 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 94 8.11 9.69
College Enrollment 98 26.08 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 9 88.82 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 161 5.39 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 45 68.92 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 30 28.57 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 160 50.93 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 208 78.03 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 229 29.77 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 73 19.63 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 150 56.62 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 232 10.90 25.07
Number of YMCAs 24 24.26 12.40
Funding for Seniors 118 23.61 25.37