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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
#88
OVERALL RANKING

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA


SCORE: 80.84

#100
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 81.20
 
#84
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 82.23
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.84%
Population 65+:  62,028
Total Population:  448,118

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 114 75.30 75.28 0.03 %
Health Care 42 53.75 42.45 26.62 %
Wellness 203 77.04 81.88 -5.91 %
Financial 64 81.40 77.72 4.73 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
99 73.09 69.85 4.64 %
Employment / Education 172 52.33 59.20 -11.60 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
148 62.66 64.90 -3.45 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
212 45.07 54.20 -16.85 %
(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 183 44.10 52.43
Crime Rate 203 34.55 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 94 80.95 80.02
Unemployment Rate 67 46.37 41.03
Income Distribution 214 80.56 85.72
Weather 67 54.39 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 157 9.06 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 14 27.47 15.54
Number of hospital beds 9 64.55 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 190 65.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 52 70.12 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 63 16.22 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 88 30.08 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 50 49.77 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 151 8.09 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 103 30.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 16 25.13 13.47
Number of psychologists 231 5.79 21.04
Number of nurses 59 28.26 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 97 38.04 35.67
ER Wait Times 190 19.74 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 99 92.35 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 210 42.95 50.43
Diabetes Rate 227 35.01 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 231 71.68 81.94
Number of Caregivers 108 73.70 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 214 76.06 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 137 37.35 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 155 59.57 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 74 86.77 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 176 14.21 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 35 68.70 55.90
Total bank deposits 91 1.32 1.72
Tax burden 20 92.08 72.59
Dependency Ratio 149 60.03 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 19 75.15 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 214 25.14 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 195 31.65 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 28 67.36 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 104 18.41 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 202 35.78 47.00
Median Rental Price 127 70.96 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 158 46.93 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 45 38.96 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 25 95.92 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 62 11.42 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 237 5.16 15.92
Cost of assisted living 25 81.43 70.12
Nursing-home rating 191 21.98 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 150 83.69 84.74
Cost of adult day services 55 69.64 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 155 53.67 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 71 12.16 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 242 61.54 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 96 7.95 9.69
College Enrollment 144 22.01 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 136 69.27 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 72 10.99 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 15 74.98 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 188 10.89 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 94 57.31 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 207 78.11 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 145 38.39 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 145 14.01 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 247 43.07 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 39 37.28 25.07
Number of YMCAs 168 6.29 12.40
Funding for Seniors 81 23.75 25.37