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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Yuma, AZ
#251
OVERALL RANKING

Yuma, AZ


SCORE: 70.99

#250
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 72.31
 
#249
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 73.29
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.27%
Population 65+:  32,829
Total Population:  201,733

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 120 75.17 75.28 -.15 %
Health Care 252 20.33 42.45 -52.11 %
Wellness 171 78.81 81.88 -3.75 %
Financial 136 76.77 77.72 -1.22 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
151 68.09 69.85 -2.52 %
Employment / Education 245 42.85 59.20 -27.62 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
244 54.94 64.90 -15.35 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
249 39.75 54.20 -26.66 %
(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 114 53.52 52.43
Crime Rate 85 52.10 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 157 78.83 80.02
Unemployment Rate 251 10.79 41.03
Income Distribution 29 91.50 85.72
Weather 21 60.32 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 137 10.01 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 245 7.01 15.54
Number of hospital beds 234 16.16 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 213 50.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 204 49.95 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 165 15.41 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 240 12.80 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 222 6.16 13.47
Number of psychologists 250 2.12 21.04
Number of nurses 242 11.60 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 247 13.00 35.67
ER Wait Times 110 26.79 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 250 69.64 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 112 50.23 50.43
Diabetes Rate 63 51.78 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 166 78.99 81.94
Number of Caregivers 187 65.97 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 9 90.68 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 243 17.47 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 11 85.77 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 98 76.53 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 234 9.54 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 248 26.19 55.90
Total bank deposits 244 .59 1.72
Tax burden 29 87.32 72.59
Dependency Ratio 245 48.45 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 61 73.31 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 199 26.34 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 117 37.41 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 195 60.04 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 29 37.20 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 20 66.33 47.00
Median Rental Price 185 63.24 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 15 61.27 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 250 5.29 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 102 75.00 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 246 1.33 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 163 9.75 15.92
Cost of assisted living 95 73.69 70.12
Nursing-home rating 94 35.90 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 11 94.75 84.74
Cost of adult day services 226 41.94 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 252 24.59 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 151 6.39 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 11 78.02 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 35 15.21 9.69
College Enrollment 187 19.71 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 26 82.07 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 231 1.80 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 250 52.34 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 95 17.76 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 249 32.16 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 174 80.71 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 51 45.13 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 242 5.87 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 244 43.25 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 172 17.14 25.07
Number of YMCAs 166 6.46 12.40
Funding for Seniors 241 22.54 25.37