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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Wichita Falls, TX
#35
OVERALL RANKING

Wichita Falls, TX


SCORE: 85.23

#42
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 85.46
 
#20
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 87.18
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.08%
Population 65+:  21,221
Total Population:  150,739

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 32 81.04 75.28 7.65 %
Health Care 47 52.49 42.45 23.65 %
Wellness 193 77.44 81.88 -5.42 %
Financial 14 86.36 77.72 11.12 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
4 86.93 69.85 24.45 %
Employment / Education 128 56.45 59.20 -4.65 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
102 65.02 64.90 0.18 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
188 47.04 54.20 -13.21 %
(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 4 84.39 52.43
Crime Rate 194 35.52 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 192 77.14 80.02
Unemployment Rate 55 48.44 41.03
Income Distribution 183 82.82 85.72
Weather 101 51.76 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 133 10.28 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 134 12.75 15.54
Number of hospital beds 22 57.60 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 192 62.50 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 149 54.77 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 17 47.85 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 52 44.32 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 4 91.71 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 179 8.84 13.47
Number of psychologists 139 17.49 21.04
Number of nurses 159 20.23 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 139 31.48 35.67
ER Wait Times 195 18.99 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 74 93.33 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 197 44.02 50.43
Diabetes Rate 204 37.32 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 89 84.01 81.94
Number of Caregivers 51 77.84 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 230 75.34 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 204 26.30 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 109 64.73 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 86 84.98 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 199 11.94 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 75 63.25 55.90
Total bank deposits 98 1.30 1.72
Tax burden 49 84.59 72.59
Dependency Ratio 84 64.26 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 81 72.29 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 68 43.09 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 31 59.32 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 100 63.20 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 63 25.89 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 12 69.92 47.00
Median Rental Price 83 75.25 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 128 48.98 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 5 59.29 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 3 97.24 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 18 22.71 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 183 8.80 15.92
Cost of assisted living 182 62.92 70.12
Nursing-home rating 206 17.58 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 164 83.20 84.74
Cost of adult day services 10 95.12 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 84 62.16 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 69 12.50 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 228 64.30 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 113 6.43 9.69
College Enrollment 150 21.68 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 14 87.79 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 208 3.44 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 155 62.25 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 64 22.25 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 90 57.39 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 220 76.76 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 135 39.04 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 150 13.76 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 151 56.28 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 180 16.47 25.07
Number of YMCAs 132 9.26 12.40
Funding for Seniors 193 23.31 25.37