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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Tyler, TX
#43
OVERALL RANKING

Tyler, TX


SCORE: 84.65

#50
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 84.67
 
#32
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 85.53
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.80%
Population 65+:  31,774
Total Population:  214,617

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 68 78.09 75.28 3.73 %
Health Care 41 54.18 42.45 27.63 %
Wellness 91 83.52 81.88 2.00 %
Financial 35 83.31 77.72 7.19 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
23 81.66 69.85 16.91 %
Employment / Education 139 55.89 59.20 -5.59 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
167 61.98 64.90 -4.50 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
160 49.52 54.20 -8.63 %
(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 58 61.64 52.43
Crime Rate 156 41.95 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 68 82.30 80.02
Unemployment Rate 94 42.46 41.03
Income Distribution 186 82.59 85.72
Weather 95 53.08 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 234 6.01 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 25 22.00 15.54
Number of hospital beds 41 50.23 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 143 75.00 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 45 45.51 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 23 62.86 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 110 25.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 28 20.45 13.47
Number of psychologists 106 20.94 21.04
Number of nurses 18 37.96 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 58 45.43 35.67
ER Wait Times 194 19.35 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 46 94.67 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 72 53.20 50.43
Diabetes Rate 129 44.33 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 89 84.01 81.94
Number of Caregivers 51 77.84 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 113 81.83 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 99 43.10 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 177 57.96 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 69 87.06 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 167 14.91 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 5 89.13 55.90
Total bank deposits 36 1.68 1.72
Tax burden 49 84.59 72.59
Dependency Ratio 228 55.49 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 13 75.68 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 246 18.05 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 31 59.32 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 16 68.32 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 225 6.01 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 100 49.83 47.00
Median Rental Price 175 64.41 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 92 50.84 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 53 37.62 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 3 97.24 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 5 45.15 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 155 10.08 15.92
Cost of assisted living 182 62.92 70.12
Nursing-home rating 212 16.29 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 34 90.67 84.74
Cost of adult day services 10 95.12 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 119 58.22 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 160 6.02 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 30 74.43 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 73 9.65 9.69
College Enrollment 164 21.09 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 136 69.27 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 228 1.97 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 155 62.25 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 209 9.06 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 74 59.62 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 109 86.57 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 102 41.06 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 135 14.48 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 151 56.28 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 229 11.27 25.07
Number of YMCAs 17 31.75 12.40
Funding for Seniors 193 23.31 25.37