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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Reno, NV
#96
OVERALL RANKING

Reno, NV


SCORE: 80.48

#85
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 82.21
 
#130
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 79.95
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.45%
Population 65+:  58,246
Total Population:  433,018

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 208 70.61 75.28 -6.20 %
Health Care 107 42.16 42.45 -.68 %
Wellness 38 87.55 81.88 6.92 %
Financial 56 82.23 77.72 5.80 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
190 64.16 69.85 -8.15 %
Employment / Education 98 59.47 59.20 0.46 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
75 67.54 64.90 4.07 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
191 46.94 54.20 -13.39 %
(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 189 42.92 52.43
Crime Rate 96 49.48 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 250 69.98 80.02
Unemployment Rate 230 27.18 41.03
Income Distribution 207 81.02 85.72
Weather 97 52.81 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 51 15.24 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 49 17.80 15.54
Number of hospital beds 106 33.55 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 161 72.73 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 106 59.05 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 33 34.03 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 112 23.70 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 166 26.12 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 109 17.01 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 27 63.64 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 61 15.76 13.47
Number of psychologists 94 21.83 21.04
Number of nurses 157 20.41 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 131 32.44 35.67
ER Wait Times 138 23.94 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 177 89.46 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 17 64.21 50.43
Diabetes Rate 21 60.72 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 8 95.16 81.94
Number of Caregivers 129 70.96 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 172 78.87 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 47 52.89 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 216 54.21 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 17 96.75 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 222 10.69 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 74 63.53 55.90
Total bank deposits 2 13.12 1.72
Tax burden 98 79.63 72.59
Dependency Ratio 64 65.96 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 173 69.27 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 104 38.73 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 18 74.15 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 252 50.21 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 222 6.39 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 217 33.15 47.00
Median Rental Price 208 58.57 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 168 46.18 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 215 13.71 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 140 67.14 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 199 3.59 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 52 22.45 15.92
Cost of assisted living 53 76.91 70.12
Nursing-home rating 10 68.86 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 126 84.71 84.74
Cost of adult day services 165 52.70 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 64 66.12 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 242 3.20 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 213 65.27 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 43 12.84 9.69
College Enrollment 77 28.96 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 162 67.41 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 22 27.35 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 192 59.46 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 143 14.05 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 131 53.90 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 71 89.17 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 154 37.30 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 28 29.83 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 242 43.45 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 217 12.73 25.07
Number of YMCAs 252 .00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 239 22.94 25.37