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Best Cities for Successful Aging | St. George, UT
#159
OVERALL RANKING

St. George, UT


SCORE: 78.10

#150
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 79.21
 
#169
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 78.34
 
Percent of Population 65+:  18.32%
Population 65+:  26,496
Total Population:  144,656

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 56 78.82 75.28 4.70 %
Health Care 242 26.56 42.45 -37.43 %
Wellness 17 91.45 81.88 11.69 %
Financial 163 75.30 77.72 -3.11 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
165 66.84 69.85 -4.31 %
Employment / Education 123 56.95 59.20 -3.80 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
235 56.65 64.90 -12.71 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
33 66.34 54.20 22.40 %
(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 224 36.69 52.43
Crime Rate 17 71.36 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 231 74.37 80.02
Unemployment Rate 95 42.23 41.03
Income Distribution 106 87.07 85.72
Weather 62 54.56 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 46 15.79 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 207 9.26 15.54
Number of hospital beds 238 14.88 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 212 48.93 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 222 16.94 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 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 131 11.19 13.47
Number of psychologists 58 28.01 21.04
Number of nurses 224 15.18 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 171 26.65 35.67
ER Wait Times 59 34.09 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 245 79.27 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 9 68.67 50.43
Diabetes Rate 5 72.84 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 15 94.54 81.94
Number of Caregivers 21 85.73 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 5 92.07 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 64 48.72 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 210 54.49 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 44 90.38 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 175 14.22 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 86 61.29 55.90
Total bank deposits 205 .88 1.72
Tax burden 70 82.53 72.59
Dependency Ratio 251 40.56 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 167 69.44 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 39 47.74 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 95 43.09 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 180 60.77 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 252 1.04 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 155 42.92 47.00
Median Rental Price 221 55.94 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 8 67.60 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 223 12.78 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 45 84.94 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 181 4.25 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 123 13.09 15.92
Cost of assisted living 44 79.88 70.12
Nursing-home rating 154 27.35 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 3 98.72 84.74
Cost of adult day services 139 57.35 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 195 48.56 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 35 19.14 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 78 71.41 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 50 12.13 9.69
College Enrollment 100 25.94 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 77 74.75 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 195 3.82 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 113 64.01 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 135 14.45 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 240 38.62 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 169 81.10 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 21 50.80 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 77 19.33 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 7 95.88 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 167 17.57 25.07
Number of YMCAs 252 .00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 232 23.03 25.37