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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Modesto, CA
#249
OVERALL RANKING

Modesto, CA


SCORE: 71.52

#248
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 72.77
 
#239
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 74.53
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.33%
Population 65+:  59,075
Total Population:  521,450

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 111 75.39 75.28 0.15 %
Health Care 216 31.22 42.45 -26.45 %
Wellness 192 77.51 81.88 -5.34 %
Financial 246 67.99 77.72 -12.52 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
209 61.07 69.85 -12.57 %
Employment / Education 209 48.51 59.20 -18.06 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
127 63.89 64.90 -1.56 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
244 41.29 54.20 -23.82 %
(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 212 39.72 52.43
Crime Rate 224 31.47 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 204 76.68 80.02
Unemployment Rate 246 19.54 41.03
Income Distribution 120 86.04 85.72
Weather 7 68.73 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 59 13.55 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 148 11.93 15.54
Number of hospital beds 152 28.17 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 129 80.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 224 40.50 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 64 15.38 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 197 7.21 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 243 11.87 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 153 7.82 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 127 20.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 164 9.69 13.47
Number of psychologists 62 27.07 21.04
Number of nurses 158 20.24 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 211 21.03 35.67
ER Wait Times 85 29.41 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 143 90.87 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 109 50.38 50.43
Diabetes Rate 67 51.24 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 188 77.38 81.94
Number of Caregivers 224 59.22 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 160 79.71 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 173 32.10 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 77 68.47 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 119 73.10 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 249 4.63 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 236 36.57 55.90
Total bank deposits 209 .87 1.72
Tax burden 223 53.21 72.59
Dependency Ratio 197 57.72 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 224 67.45 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 193 26.67 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 50 56.77 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 175 60.81 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 204 7.42 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 184 38.93 47.00
Median Rental Price 232 53.48 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 170 46.00 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 217 13.53 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 196 56.63 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 176 4.48 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 86 16.26 15.92
Cost of assisted living 213 60.90 70.12
Nursing-home rating 9 69.64 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 25 91.71 84.74
Cost of adult day services 168 51.32 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 209 45.70 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 235 3.58 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 59 72.56 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 118 6.27 9.69
College Enrollment 162 21.24 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 244 56.13 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 75 10.89 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 85 64.84 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 174 11.89 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 117 54.95 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 15 95.51 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 217 31.42 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 221 9.33 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 169 55.71 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 225 11.64 25.07
Number of YMCAs 252 .00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 176 23.33 25.37