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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Monroe, LA
#122
OVERALL RANKING

Monroe, LA


SCORE: 79.65

#125
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 80.11
 
#107
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 81.11
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.36%
Population 65+:  23,750
Total Population:  177,755

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 109 75.41 75.28 0.17 %
Health Care 110 42.01 42.45 -1.04 %
Wellness 196 77.33 81.88 -5.56 %
Financial 78 80.45 77.72 3.51 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
21 82.06 69.85 17.48 %
Employment / Education 158 53.84 59.20 -9.05 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
166 62.04 64.90 -4.41 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
186 47.06 54.20 -13.17 %
(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 99 55.63 52.43
Crime Rate 235 30.05 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 111 80.29 80.02
Unemployment Rate 93 42.46 41.03
Income Distribution 237 78.21 85.72
Weather 81 53.97 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 69 12.93 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 86 14.79 15.54
Number of hospital beds 35 51.02 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 244 30.77 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 52 70.12 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 64 38.62 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 58 47.89 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 156 7.69 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 126 11.56 13.47
Number of psychologists 243 3.81 21.04
Number of nurses 74 27.09 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 132 32.27 35.67
ER Wait Times 177 20.83 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 67 93.62 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 202 43.72 50.43
Diabetes Rate 225 35.43 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 231 71.68 81.94
Number of Caregivers 108 73.70 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 224 75.66 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 104 42.12 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 153 59.63 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 81 85.92 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 225 10.46 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 6 84.72 55.90
Total bank deposits 111 1.25 1.72
Tax burden 20 92.08 72.59
Dependency Ratio 191 57.89 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 89 71.86 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 242 19.82 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 195 31.65 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 109 63.02 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 92 19.50 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 86 52.45 47.00
Median Rental Price 47 79.97 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 143 47.86 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 16 49.34 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 25 95.92 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 11 30.52 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 180 8.99 15.92
Cost of assisted living 25 81.43 70.12
Nursing-home rating 209 17.09 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 175 82.54 84.74
Cost of adult day services 55 69.64 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 118 58.35 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 123 8.00 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 177 67.33 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 99 7.61 9.69
College Enrollment 184 19.82 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 148 68.64 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 90 9.97 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 15 74.98 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 242 6.33 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 50 63.87 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 234 73.57 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 157 37.05 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 66 20.31 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 247 43.07 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 51 33.52 25.07
Number of YMCAs 150 8.06 12.40
Funding for Seniors 81 23.75 25.37