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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Texarkana, TX-AR
#91
OVERALL RANKING

Texarkana, TX-AR


SCORE: 80.73

#97
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 81.32
 
#92
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 81.93
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.90%
Population 65+:  22,286
Total Population:  149,562

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 74 77.66 75.28 3.16 %
Health Care 97 43.50 42.45 2.47 %
Wellness 174 78.50 81.88 -4.13 %
Financial 39 83.18 77.72 7.03 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
26 80.86 69.85 15.76 %
Employment / Education 150 54.88 59.20 -7.30 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
219 58.30 64.90 -10.17 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
218 44.55 54.20 -17.80 %
(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 44 64.69 52.43
Crime Rate 231 30.92 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 84 81.53 80.02
Unemployment Rate 85 43.92 41.03
Income Distribution 205 81.09 85.72
Weather 67 54.39 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 220 6.53 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 144 12.20 15.54
Number of hospital beds 71 42.19 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 117 85.71 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 83 63.50 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 54 43.40 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 112 35.97 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 71 23.26 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 47 14.29 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 116 11.92 13.47
Number of psychologists 187 12.83 21.04
Number of nurses 121 22.82 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 169 27.35 35.67
ER Wait Times 208 17.65 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 123 91.61 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 192 44.29 50.43
Diabetes Rate 192 38.43 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 107 83.88 81.94
Number of Caregivers 47 78.05 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 244 73.76 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 76 47.12 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 197 56.33 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 84 85.49 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 233 9.69 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 16 75.92 55.90
Total bank deposits 127 1.19 1.72
Tax burden 67 84.07 72.59
Dependency Ratio 178 58.53 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 125 70.74 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 189 26.90 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 49 57.28 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 153 61.43 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 68 23.83 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 36 62.16 47.00
Median Rental Price 66 77.37 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 141 48.04 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 41 39.88 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 21 96.91 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 19 22.10 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 211 7.18 15.92
Cost of assisted living 52 77.24 70.12
Nursing-home rating 168 26.04 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 211 79.56 84.74
Cost of adult day services 97 63.93 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 54 68.28 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 225 3.94 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 226 64.41 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 104 7.12 9.69
College Enrollment 231 16.16 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 29 81.62 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 126 7.38 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 128 63.35 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 250 4.50 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 208 45.79 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 176 80.64 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 100 41.32 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 193 11.39 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 185 54.92 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 210 13.43 25.07
Number of YMCAs 252 .00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 176 23.33 25.37