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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Victoria, TX
#32
OVERALL RANKING

Victoria, TX


SCORE: 85.54

#52
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 84.61
 
#19
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 87.20
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.40%
Population 65+:  13,919
Total Population:  96,671

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 16 83.12 75.28 10.41 %
Health Care 34 54.95 42.45 29.45 %
Wellness 76 84.47 81.88 3.16 %
Financial 32 83.69 77.72 7.68 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
8 85.14 69.85 21.89 %
Employment / Education 201 49.00 59.20 -17.23 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
240 56.29 64.90 -13.27 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
56 59.06 54.20 8.97 %
(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 14 73.35 52.43
Crime Rate 172 38.92 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 33 84.56 80.02
Unemployment Rate 37 52.45 41.03
Income Distribution 197 81.83 85.72
Weather 63 54.54 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 218 6.59 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 138 12.48 15.54
Number of hospital beds 28 54.83 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 10 68.31 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 6 84.86 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 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 214 6.82 13.47
Number of psychologists 129 18.19 21.04
Number of nurses 26 34.07 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 160 28.65 35.67
ER Wait Times 39 38.46 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 92 92.59 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 105 50.59 50.43
Diabetes Rate 169 41.05 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 89 84.01 81.94
Number of Caregivers 51 77.84 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 54 84.87 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 38 54.67 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 169 58.46 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 120 73.00 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 84 24.49 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 15 76.01 55.90
Total bank deposits 25 1.78 1.72
Tax burden 49 84.59 72.59
Dependency Ratio 226 55.74 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 17 75.23 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 210 25.45 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 31 59.32 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 31 67.20 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 158 12.27 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 65 56.11 47.00
Median Rental Price 97 74.18 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 116 49.53 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 2 63.28 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 3 97.24 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 21 19.82 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 167 9.59 15.92
Cost of assisted living 182 62.92 70.12
Nursing-home rating 173 24.91 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 28 91.26 84.74
Cost of adult day services 10 95.12 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 150 53.92 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 171 5.60 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 118 69.92 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 235 2.04 9.69
College Enrollment 242 14.88 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 167 66.81 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 134 6.89 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 155 62.25 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 210 8.93 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 115 54.99 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 246 68.53 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 124 39.93 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 15 39.13 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 151 56.28 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 243 8.46 25.07
Number of YMCAs 20 28.58 12.40
Funding for Seniors 193 23.31 25.37