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Best Cities for Successful Aging | San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
#54
OVERALL RANKING

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX


SCORE: 88.88

#44
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 89.78
 
#63
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 86.71
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.55%
Population 65+:  258,190
Total Population:  2,234,494

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General 61 77.09 79.76 -3.35 %
Health Care 58 62.18 63.90 -2.69 %
Wellness 57 77.48 78.90 -1.80 %
Financial 9 92.25 86.07 7.18 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
13 78.13 71.14 9.83 %
Employment / Education 51 66.72 67.28 -.83 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
85 45.31 51.60 -12.19 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
89 58.44 69.00 -15.30 %
(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 59 36.97 41.16
Crime Rate 97 34.23 52.52
% Binge drinkers 87 36.97 31.25
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 4 96.88 89.36
Unemployment Rate 18 68.69 58.66
Income Distribution 41 85.32 84.64
Weather 41 53.48 52.41
Fatal Car Crashes 68 36.75 47.41

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 45 57.06 53.69
Number of hospital beds 10 46.78 37.00
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 60 80.56 80.86
Expenses per Inpatient Day 52 58.27 59.97
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 31 31.51 23.49
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 69 23.16 33.40
Number of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 77 24.00 37.47
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 100 .00 11.65
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 78 15.89 34.27
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 42 54.17 47.78
% of Magnet Hospitals 70 4.17 12.64
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 48 60.70 58.98
Number of psychologists 63 28.70 36.80
Number of Dialysis Centers 6 75.32 43.04
Number of MRI 54 48.73 49.35
Number of nurses 65 54.50 62.23
Number of Physical Therapists 92 42.84 62.13
ER Wait Times 43 48.87 50.86
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 76 90.46 92.17
Obesity Rate 46 67.54 68.86
Obesity rate, population 65+ 20 68.17 62.00
Smoking Rate 34 30.25 30.34
Smoking rate, population 65+ 43 44.17 46.40
Diabetes Rate 55 65.67 68.12
Alzheimer's Cases 25 88.28 84.23
Number of Caregivers 19 77.84 70.99
Life Expectancy at 65 46 86.95 86.93
% of Older Americans with frequent mental distress 45 50.07 50.64
% of Older Americans with no physical activity 52 66.44 67.77
Number of Fitness Centers 86 35.45 49.71
Number of fast food outlets 40 58.31 57.60
Sugary drink consumption 13 90.35 73.64
% of seniors who had fall resulting in injury 70 46.11 53.49
% of seniors regularly consuming fruits and veggies 31 84.10 74.25
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 92 18.83 35.39

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 73 42.44 46.92
Total bank deposits 14 12.11 9.62
Tax burden 19 84.59 69.43
Dependency Ratio 70 81.46 83.13
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 10 90.50 86.48
% of 65+ population below poverty 91 46.00 63.19
Capital Gains as % of AGI 24 73.34 58.71
Income Growth (2007-2012) 6 96.12 87.50
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 54 9.73 13.59
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 57 40.04 42.03
Median Rental Price 45 74.18 71.36
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 66 51.54 55.31
Number of Nursing Beds 34 56.30 48.14
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 3 97.24 67.29
Number of home health-care service providers 3 29.29 9.62
Continuing Care Facilities 82 15.28 23.96
Cost of assisted living 66 62.92 67.75
Nursing-home rating 93 36.07 58.81
% of seniors living in family households 25 89.80 86.22
Cost of adult day services 2 95.12 61.45

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 48 69.15 68.44
65+ Unemployment Rate 20 42.91 33.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 10 94.97 88.77
Output of service sector/manufacturing 24 24.15 21.47
College Enrollment 49 57.63 58.74
Number of community colleges 99 5.09 23.95
Number of Universities 67 30.29 38.00
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 57 75.50 77.23
Number of Passenger Trips 28 10.72 9.95
Mean fare in public transport, population 65+ 29 15.38 18.50
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 60 80.42 81.12
Number of Grocery, etc. 80 40.93 48.05
% of Seniors near grocery 75 80.32 84.82
% of commuters who walk to work 55 30.72 37.98
Special needs transportation 96 6.66 31.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 78 40.13 46.79
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 62 26.55 30.50
Senior Volunteer Rates 57 56.28 60.73
Number of Public Libraries 85 27.04 45.48
Number of YMCAs 75 3.06 12.02
Funding for Seniors 67 89.42 91.01