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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Pueblo, CO
#139
OVERALL RANKING

Pueblo, CO


SCORE: 78.96

#153
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 79.10
 
#154
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 78.95
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.03%
Population 65+:  25,805
Total Population:  160,972

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 179 72.20 75.28 -4.09 %
Health Care 76 47.64 42.45 12.23 %
Wellness 149 79.93 81.88 -2.38 %
Financial 100 78.72 77.72 1.29 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
94 73.76 69.85 5.60 %
Employment / Education 163 53.29 59.20 -9.98 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
243 55.03 64.90 -15.21 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
108 53.19 54.20 -1.86 %
(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 38 66.46 52.43
Crime Rate 248 27.29 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 81 81.66 80.02
Unemployment Rate 227 27.78 41.03
Income Distribution 62 89.33 85.72
Weather 109 50.15 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 192 7.64 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 117 13.34 15.54
Number of hospital beds 19 57.88 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 214 48.22 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 27 42.30 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 141 19.45 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 227 16.15 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 87 20.77 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 80 33.33 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 107 12.63 13.47
Number of psychologists 8 49.81 21.04
Number of nurses 84 26.29 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 206 21.75 35.67
ER Wait Times 181 20.55 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 173 89.65 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 52 54.74 50.43
Diabetes Rate 51 53.24 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 10 94.96 81.94
Number of Caregivers 206 62.97 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 129 81.11 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 214 24.63 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 130 62.27 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 102 75.25 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 197 12.07 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 194 46.78 55.90
Total bank deposits 227 .74 1.72
Tax burden 169 63.97 72.59
Dependency Ratio 211 56.84 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 186 68.77 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 182 27.93 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 23 68.03 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 104 63.16 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 34 34.70 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 17 66.93 47.00
Median Rental Price 112 72.44 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 63 53.07 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 181 18.44 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 146 65.89 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 26 17.31 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 96 15.51 15.92
Cost of assisted living 165 66.32 70.12
Nursing-home rating 126 30.77 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 121 84.99 84.74
Cost of adult day services 112 60.94 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 189 49.19 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 163 5.92 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 26 74.94 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 80 9.29 9.69
College Enrollment 107 25.06 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 109 72.25 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 96 9.46 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 234 57.55 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 89 18.33 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 219 44.22 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 250 64.30 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 62 44.46 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 198 11.12 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 41 73.25 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 195 14.43 25.07
Number of YMCAs 148 8.16 12.40
Funding for Seniors 193 23.31 25.37