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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Odessa, TX
#28
OVERALL RANKING

Odessa, TX


SCORE: 85.91

#30
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 88.21
 
#17
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 87.71
 
Percent of Population 65+:  9.94%
Population 65+:  14,373
Total Population:  144,609

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 3 92.39 75.28 22.73 %
Health Care 170 35.67 42.45 -15.97 %
Wellness 179 78.26 81.88 -4.42 %
Financial 8 88.44 77.72 13.79 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
11 83.72 69.85 19.86 %
Employment / Education 30 74.94 59.20 26.59 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
197 59.73 64.90 -7.97 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
223 44.24 54.20 -18.38 %
(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 6 80.01 52.43
Crime Rate 212 33.61 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 2 98.20 80.02
Unemployment Rate 10 70.36 41.03
Income Distribution 31 91.35 85.72
Weather 36 57.49 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 249 4.93 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 118 13.33 15.54
Number of hospital beds 69 43.24 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 143 75.00 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 252 .00 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 184 23.02 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 38 50.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 132 11.16 13.47
Number of psychologists 225 6.66 21.04
Number of nurses 106 24.02 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 233 18.57 35.67
ER Wait Times 192 19.57 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 11 97.55 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 104 50.75 50.43
Diabetes Rate 175 40.65 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 89 84.01 81.94
Number of Caregivers 51 77.84 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 251 70.38 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 189 30.46 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 174 58.03 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 48 90.04 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 242 7.83 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 111 57.11 55.90
Total bank deposits 65 1.42 1.72
Tax burden 49 84.59 72.59
Dependency Ratio 167 59.18 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 28 74.62 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 234 21.19 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 31 59.32 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 2 79.48 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 27 40.80 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 33 62.69 47.00
Median Rental Price 134 70.58 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 220 40.04 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 183 17.51 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 3 97.24 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 7 38.76 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 177 9.28 15.92
Cost of assisted living 182 62.92 70.12
Nursing-home rating 126 30.77 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 114 85.16 84.74
Cost of adult day services 10 95.12 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 1 100.00 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 30 21.88 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 183 67.04 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 158 4.84 9.69
College Enrollment 210 17.76 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 90 73.30 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 150 5.98 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 155 62.25 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 246 5.04 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 167 50.47 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 110 86.47 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 236 27.56 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 126 14.83 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 151 56.28 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 252 3.49 25.07
Number of YMCAs 29 23.26 12.40
Funding for Seniors 193 23.31 25.37