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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Sherman-Denison, TX
#65
OVERALL RANKING

Sherman-Denison, TX


SCORE: 82.33

#82
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 82.44
 
#64
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 83.35
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.29%
Population 65+:  19,820
Total Population:  121,679

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 50 79.13 75.28 5.11 %
Health Care 138 38.66 42.45 -8.93 %
Wellness 72 84.58 81.88 3.30 %
Financial 50 82.61 77.72 6.29 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
3 91.71 69.85 31.30 %
Employment / Education 148 55.10 59.20 -6.93 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
234 56.81 64.90 -12.47 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
178 48.16 54.20 -11.14 %
(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 26 68.85 52.43
Crime Rate 129 45.39 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 97 80.89 80.02
Unemployment Rate 104 41.31 41.03
Income Distribution 85 87.95 85.72
Weather 101 51.76 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 228 6.32 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 200 9.58 15.54
Number of hospital beds 75 40.46 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 232 40.00 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 31 51.06 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 81 42.42 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 219 6.38 13.47
Number of psychologists 205 10.56 21.04
Number of nurses 87 25.89 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 146 29.98 35.67
ER Wait Times 110 26.79 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 40 94.97 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 68 53.34 50.43
Diabetes Rate 119 45.21 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 89 84.01 81.94
Number of Caregivers 51 77.84 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 222 75.85 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 78 47.06 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 113 64.50 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 143 70.35 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 44 33.89 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 110 57.39 55.90
Total bank deposits 124 1.20 1.72
Tax burden 49 84.59 72.59
Dependency Ratio 208 57.01 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 193 68.51 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 86 41.12 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 31 59.32 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 91 63.57 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 97 18.91 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 19 66.47 47.00
Median Rental Price 158 67.48 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 76 52.33 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 23 44.44 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 3 97.24 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 3 47.04 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 121 13.46 15.92
Cost of assisted living 182 62.92 70.12
Nursing-home rating 5 75.52 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 95 86.14 84.74
Cost of adult day services 10 95.12 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 121 58.04 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 91 10.01 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 61 72.46 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 200 3.48 9.69
College Enrollment 168 20.78 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 220 61.89 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 206 3.52 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 155 62.25 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 183 11.19 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 175 49.62 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 179 80.32 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 50 45.17 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 202 10.94 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 151 56.28 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 81 28.41 25.07
Number of YMCAs 252 .00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 193 23.31 25.37