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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Longview, TX
#82
OVERALL RANKING

Longview, TX


SCORE: 81.06

#81
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 82.59
 
#87
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 82.12
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.40%
Population 65+:  31,209
Total Population:  216,759

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 33 80.97 75.28 7.56 %
Health Care 201 32.27 42.45 -23.98 %
Wellness 156 79.48 81.88 -2.93 %
Financial 19 84.97 77.72 9.33 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
12 83.66 69.85 19.77 %
Employment / Education 82 62.53 59.20 5.62 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
212 58.63 64.90 -9.66 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
217 44.73 54.20 -17.47 %
(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 28 67.70 52.43
Crime Rate 185 36.71 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 25 85.54 80.02
Unemployment Rate 41 50.97 41.03
Income Distribution 146 84.56 85.72
Weather 95 53.08 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 249 4.93 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 186 10.24 15.54
Number of hospital beds 119 31.51 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 208 57.14 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 85 30.47 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 242 12.62 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 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 146 10.64 13.47
Number of psychologists 104 21.03 21.04
Number of nurses 102 24.55 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 220 20.00 35.67
ER Wait Times 64 33.33 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 16 97.15 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 191 44.31 50.43
Diabetes Rate 197 37.97 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 89 84.01 81.94
Number of Caregivers 51 77.84 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 239 74.71 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 154 34.54 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 167 58.54 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 78 86.25 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 121 19.11 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 16 75.92 55.90
Total bank deposits 53 1.51 1.72
Tax burden 49 84.59 72.59
Dependency Ratio 200 57.63 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 30 74.54 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 152 32.34 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 31 59.32 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 9 70.08 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 171 10.96 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 73 53.99 47.00
Median Rental Price 125 71.06 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 58 54.00 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 13 52.41 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 3 97.24 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 12 29.24 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 116 13.68 15.92
Cost of assisted living 182 62.92 70.12
Nursing-home rating 193 20.51 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 202 80.35 84.74
Cost of adult day services 10 95.12 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 33 72.84 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 33 19.79 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 87 70.97 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 210 2.98 9.69
College Enrollment 228 16.35 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 155 68.02 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 244 1.24 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 155 62.25 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 221 8.38 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 134 53.63 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 146 83.19 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 124 39.93 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 227 8.73 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 151 56.28 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 138 20.75 25.07
Number of YMCAs 252 .00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 193 23.31 25.37