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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Madera, CA
#246
OVERALL RANKING

Madera, CA


SCORE: 72.37

#245
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 73.37
 
#223
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 75.69
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.19%
Population 65+:  18,556
Total Population:  152,235

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 66 78.26 75.28 3.96 %
Health Care 226 30.08 42.45 -29.14 %
Wellness 104 82.79 81.88 1.11 %
Financial 245 68.19 77.72 -12.26 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
210 60.95 69.85 -12.74 %
Employment / Education 237 45.15 59.20 -23.73 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
156 62.45 64.90 -3.78 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
240 42.24 54.20 -22.07 %
(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 200 41.82 52.43
Crime Rate 118 46.75 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 150 78.99 80.02
Unemployment Rate 244 21.74 41.03
Income Distribution 206 81.04 85.72
Weather 7 68.73 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 193 7.55 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 232 7.75 15.54
Number of hospital beds 121 31.28 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 236 33.33 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 224 40.50 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 97 39.08 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 80 33.33 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 11 33.33 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 250 2.36 13.47
Number of psychologists 40 32.77 21.04
Number of nurses 183 18.39 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 236 17.56 35.67
ER Wait Times 172 21.43 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 53 94.39 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 96 51.69 50.43
Diabetes Rate 96 47.47 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 188 77.38 81.94
Number of Caregivers 224 59.22 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 78 83.38 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 239 20.25 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 9 87.16 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 30 95.82 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 219 10.80 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 249 25.13 55.90
Total bank deposits 249 .50 1.72
Tax burden 223 53.21 72.59
Dependency Ratio 233 55.16 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 226 67.36 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 129 35.32 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 50 56.77 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 52 65.66 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 234 4.89 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 139 44.89 47.00
Median Rental Price 199 60.39 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 72 52.70 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 189 16.15 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 196 56.63 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 250 .95 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 125 12.94 15.92
Cost of assisted living 213 60.90 70.12
Nursing-home rating 126 30.77 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 9 95.11 84.74
Cost of adult day services 168 51.32 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 216 44.24 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 207 4.33 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 202 66.06 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 96 7.95 9.69
College Enrollment 226 16.49 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 230 60.40 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 58 13.44 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 85 64.84 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 134 14.54 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 205 46.17 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 30 93.30 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 191 33.80 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 224 9.08 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 169 55.71 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 193 14.71 25.07
Number of YMCAs 252 .00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 176 23.33 25.37