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The Best & Worst Cities to Retire In

THE BEST & WORST CITIES FOR RETIRING IN THE U.S. AARP LIVABILITY PERCENTAGE OF MEDIAN AGE MEAN SOCIAL PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE MEDIAN GROSS RENT ELDER ABUSE STATE TAXES (In Years) ON SOCIAL SECURITY (Half Points) PEOPLE AGES 65 SECURITY INCOME AGES 65 AND OLDER (For Those 65 and Older) PROTECTIONS BY STATE AND OLDER (For Those 65 and Older) BELOW THE POVERTY LINE INDEX (Half Points) We've graded America's metropolitan areas by eight factors to create our "retirement index": THE 50 BEST CITIES TO RETIRE IN THE 50 WORST CITIES TO RETIRE IN 1 THE VILLAGES, FL 54% 66.4 5.6% 48 48.68 NO 297.62 1 LAREDO, TX 9% 28.4 26.4% 39 52.23 NO 73.85 $25,505 $1,274 $14,044 $557 **...... 2 PUNTA GORDA, FL 38% 58.1 6.9% 265.68 2 LAS CRUCES, NM 14% 12.3% 89.76 46 48.68 NO 32.9 45 33.23 YES $22,382 $858 $18,443 $779 3 BARNSTABLE, MA 28% 52.4 5% 50 63.68 NO 253.26 3 FARMINGTON, NM 13% 34.6 14% 46 33,23 YES 94.81 $21,498 $958 $18,358 $640 4 SEBRING, FL 34% 53.1 8.8% 45 48.68 NO 251.45 4 EL CENTRO, CA 12% 32.2 17.7% 43 19.62 NO 103.51 $21,158 $666 $16,129 $610 .. . *********** SEBASTIAN- 5 VERO BEACH, FL 31%) 52.2 7.3% 52 48.68 NO 249.84 5 PROVO-OREM, UT 7% 24.6 5.7% 56 37.62 YES 105.75 $22,237 $860 $22,635 $1,056 6 MCALLEN-EDINBURG- MISSION, TX 6 SHEBOYGAN, WI 17% 41.3 5.9% 65 60.66 NO 249.69 10% 28.9 23% 43 52.23 NO 106.85 $21,519 $707 $15,681 $504 1 PITTSFIELD, MA 21% 46.5 7.1% 56 63.68 NO 248.10 1 VISALIA-PORTERVILLE, CA 11% 30.6 14.3% 45 19.62 NO 113.76 $19,737 $649 $17,777 $707 ************* ****** **** .*............ ..... ......... 8 HOMOSASSA SPRINGS, FL 35% 55.9 8.4% 39 48.68 NO 245.74 8 MERCED, CA 11% 30.8 11.6% 43 NO 116.62 19.62 $21,530 $745 $18,217 $796 240.72 SANTA MARIA- 9 SANTA BARBARA, CA 9 JOHNSTOWN, PA 21% 45 8.5% 55 56.09 NO 14% 33.7 7.6% 50 19.62 NO 118.36 $19,847 $534 $20,123 $1,383 10 PRESCOTT, AZ 29% 52.2 8% 48 57.47 NO 240.65 10 BAKERSFIELD, CA 10% 31.3 11.7% 41 19.62 NO 118.75 $21,559 $877 $19,160 $767 BROWNSVILLE- W HARLINGEN, TX 11 GETTYSBURG, PA 19% 43.3 4.9% 58 56.09 NO 240.30 13% 31.4 23.4% 46 52.23 NO 119.49 $21,582 $791 $15,502 $467 LAKE HAVASU CITY- 12 28% 50.4 7.9% 42 57.47 NO 237.03 12 FRESNO, CA 11% 31.8 12.6% 45 19.62 NO 120.00 KINGMAN, AZ $21,354 $735 $18,849 $812 13 CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 15% 38.1 6% 60 56.13 NO 236.39 13 ALBUQUERQUE, NM 15% 37.7 10.5% 52 33.23 YES 121.20 $21,137 $614 $19,798 $775 ..* .... 000000 6.9% LOS ANGELES- 14 LONG BEACH-ANAHEIM, CA 14 FOND DU LAC, WI 17% 41.2 59 60.66 NO 236.30 13% 36.4 12.3% 51 19.62 NO 122.04 $21,693 $732 $19,488 $1,090 ... 15 OCALA, FL 28% 48.5 8.4% 235.15 15 OGDEN-CLEARFIELD, UT 123.04 52 48.68 NO 10% 31.4 6.4% 51 37.62 YES $21,636 $825 $20,567 $781 16 LEBANON, PA 19% 41.2 6.2% 60 56.09 NO 234.98 16 HANFORD-CORCORAN, CA 9% 31.5 10.3% 42 19,62 NO 123.37 $21,201 $772 $18,846 $767 HARRISBURG - 17 CARLISLE, PA 17% 40.3 5.5% 63 56.09 NO 233.98 17 MADERA, CA 13% 33.7 12% 45 19.62 NO 123.70 $20,901 $800 $19,562 $913 18 APPLETON, WI 14% 38.4 5.2% 61 60.66 NO 233.85 18 MANHATTAN, KS 9% 26.4 5.3% 50 47.66 YES 124.15 $21,466 $739 $21,014 $810 ...... .......................... NORTH PORT-SARASOTA- RIVERSIDE-S. BERNARDINO- 19 BRADENTON, FL 31% 51.6 6.7% 51 48.68 NO 233.83 19 ONTARIO, CA 12% 34 10.5% 45 19.62 NO 124.60 $22,333 $1,080 $20,027 $986 20 BAY CITY, MI 19% 42.9 9% 56 57.74 NO 232.68 20 MODESTO, CA 12% 33.9 10.7% 44 19.62 NO 125.03 $20,707 $606 $19,159 $904 ****** ....... . ********. ******* BLOOMSBURG- 21 BERWICK, PA 18% 231.64 21 LOGAN, UT-ID 125.15 41.2 8.4% 57 56.09 NO 9% 25.4 5.7% 57 37,62 YES $20,151 $580 $21,178 $793 ****** .... WATERLOO- 22 CEDAR FALLS, IA 16% 36.1 5.8% 59 56.13 NO 231.32 22 STOCKTON-LODI, CA 12% 33.9 9.9% 43 19.62 NO 125.18 $20,928 $639 $19,505 $933 ..... . 23 PITTSBURGH, PA 19% 43 8% 56 56.09 NO 231.24 23 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 12% 34.4 6.6% 53 46.15 YES 125.45 $20,637 $657 $19,677 $930 24 WAUSAU, WI 229.98 24 SALINAS, CA 9.5% 126.06 16% 40.7 7.9% 59 60.66 NO 12% 33.9 51 19.62 NO $21,051 $702 $19,651 $1,129 PORTLAND- 25 SOUTH PORTLAND, ME 18% 43.4 7.6% 63 50.94 NO 229.03 25 GRAND FORKS, ND-MN 13% 31.9 10.8% 56 47.6 YES 127.16 $20,135 $755 $723 26 MIDLAND, MI 17% 41.5 7.4% 54 57.74 NO 228.34 26 GREELEY, Co 11% 34.2 8% 52 46.15 YES 127.66 $22,213 $714 $788 a OXNARD-THOUSAND OAKS- VENTURA, CA 27 ALTOONA, PA 19% 43.1 9% 56 56.09 NO 228.18 14% 37.5 6.9% 50 19.62 NO 132.06 $20,384 $653 $1,381 ........... ******** 28 MONROE, MI 16% 42.2 6.4% 51 57.74 NO 226.63 28 SALT LAKE CITY, UT 10% 32.3 7% 58 37.62 YES 132.77 $2,123 $720 $835 29 MADISON, WI 13% 35.9 5.7% 226.42 29 LAWRENCE, KS 11% 29.2 54 47.66 YES 133.06 66 60.66 NO 6.4% $21,884 $881 $22,479 $885 BRIDGEPORT-STAMFORD- 30 ASHEVILLE, NC 21% 226.26 30 NORWALK, CT 134.71 44 7.8% 55 55.04 NO 15% 40.2 7% 51 43.4 YES $20,871 $792 $22,616 $1,062 STAUNTON- 31 WAYNESBORO, V 19% 226.22 31 BOULDER, CO 135.40 43.2 6.7% 57 45.44 NO 13% 36.2 6.4% 64 46.15 YES $20,686 $723 $20,713 $1,142 32 WILLIAMSPORT, PA 18% 41 7.5% 55 56.09 NO 226.01 32 BILLINGS, MT 16% 39 7.7% 56 23.25 YES 135.41 $20,397 $661 $19,923 $765 33 КОКОМО, 1IN 18% 41.5 6.9% 54 46.41 NO 226.00 33 EL PASO, TX 11% 31.9 19.7% 48 52.23 NO 136.10 $21,348 $634 $16,093 $487 **... 34 OSHKOSH-NEENAH, WI 15% 38 6.6% 56 60.66 NO 225.62 34 PUEBLO, CO 17% 38.8 11.3% 54 46.15 YES 136.57 $21,268 $693 $17,694 $671 NAPLES-IMMOKALEE- 35 MARCO ISLAND, FL 30%) SAN DIEGO- 35 CARLSBAD, CA 49.7 6.6% 49 48.68 NO 225.60 13% 35.4 9% 56 19.62 NO 136.70 $24,278 $1,211 $20,004 $1,177 225.48 DENVER-AURORA- LAKEWOOD, CO 36 GLENS FALLS, NY 19% 44.8 7.2% 54 52.84 NO 36 12% 36.3 7% 60 46.15 YES 136.97 $21,026 $769 $20,613 $984 ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM- 37 EASTON, PA-NJ 225.44 21% 17% 41.3 6.4% 57 56.09 NO 37 SANTA FE, NM 45.3 8.5% 52 33.23 YES 138.36 $21,990 $836 $20,287 $975 YOUNGSTOWN-WARREN- 38 BOARDMAN, OH-PA MANKATO- 38 NORTH MΑΝ ΚΑΤΟ, ΜΝ 20% 43.9 7.4% 50 52.52 NO 225.39 13% 32.6 6.9% 52 51.83 YES 138.45 $19,628 $598 $21,079 $851 LA CROSSE- 39 60.66 225.18 39 VALDOSTA, GA 16.5% 139.59 16% 36.9 7.6% 64 NO 12% 31.6 45 48.69 NO ONALASKA, WI-MN $20,895 $788 $18,015 $619 BUFFALO-CHEEKTOWAGA- 40 NIAGARA FALLS, NY 17% 40.8 8.8% 60 52.84 NO 224.29 40 MISSOULA, MT 14% 35.4 6.3% 58 23.25 YES 139.64 $20,538 $666 $20,331 $714 41 DUBUQUE, IA 223.86 SAN JOSE-SUNNYVALE- 41 SANTA CLARA, CA 16% 38.6 9.2% 61 56.13 NO 13% 36.9 8.5% 52 19.62 NO 139.97 $21,782 $715 $21,797 $1,192 .... . NILES- 42 BENTON HARBOR, MI 18% 42 8.2% 49 57.74 NO 223.53 42 JACKSONVILLE, NC 9% 26 8.7% 38 55.04 NO 139.99 $21,298 $632 $17,494 $710 ......................................................... .. .......................... ....... 43 JANESVILLE-BELOIT, WI 15% 39.3 6.9% 223.50 43 COLUMBIA, MO 140.05 56 60.66 NO 11% 30.6 6.9% 56 45.67 YES $20,991 $728 $20,935 $731 44 JACKSON, MI 16% 41 5.7% 48 57.74 NO 223.23 44 GREAT FALLS, MT 17% 38.4 8% 54 23,25 YES 140.79 $21,660 $690 $18,898 $595 ... . ....... ОМАНА- 45 CUMBERLAND, MD-WV 20% 222.96 45 COUNCIL BLUFFS, NE-IA 141.15 42.1 10.1% 51 48.02 NO 13% 35.4 7.2% 56 40.75 YES $20,282 $452 $21,356 $813 SANTA CRUZ- 46 YORK-HANOVER, PA 222.75 46 WATSONVILLE, CA 141.47 16% 41 7% 56 56.09 NO 14% 37.3 7.8% 56 19.62 NO $21,711 $782 $20,167 $1,255 SCRANTON-WILKES- BARRE-HAZLETON, PA 19% 42.8 8.6% 52 56.09 NO 222.64 47 JOPLIN, MO 15% 36.8 9.9% 51 45.67 YES 141.67 $19,564 $608 $19,497 $611 48 RACINE, WI 15% 40.1 7% 56 60.66 NO 222.39 48 ST. CLOUD, MN 14% 34.5 8.8% 60 51.83 YES 142.13 $21,855 $798 $20,207 $865 ********************* CHAMBERSBURG- 49 WAYNESBORO, PA 18% 222.12 49 FORT COLLINS, CO 41.3 7.3% 55 56.09 NO 14% 35.7 5.6% 56 46.15 YES 143.11 $20,661 $759 $20,470 $926 . DAVENPORT-MOLINE- 50 ROCK ISLAND, IA-IL 143.65 17% 39.6 8% 57 56.13 NO 221.57 50 WICHITA, KS 14% 35.8 8.3% 49 47.66 YES $20,059 $663 $21,336 $687 CITIES WITH THE MOST PEOPLE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE AGES 65 AND OLDER CITIES WITH THE HIGHEST MEAN SOCIAL SECURITY FOR PEOPLE AGES 65 AND OLDER CITIES WITH THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE AGES 65 AND OLDER 1 5 2 3 5 1 5 24.6% 23.4% 19.7% 19.7% 17.7% 54% 38% 35% 34% 31% $25,505 $25,325 $24,278 $23,303 $23,164 ANN ARBOR, CAPE CORAL- FORT MYERS, FL SEBRING, LAREDO, TX MCALLEN- EDINBURG- MISSION, TX THE VILLAGES, FL HILTON BROWNSVILLE- HARLINGEN, TX EL PASO, TX EL CENTRO, CA NAPLES- HEAD ISLAND- IMMOKALEE- MARCO THE VILLAGES, FL PUNTA GORDA, FL HOMOSASSA SPRINGS, FL SEBASTIAN- VERO BEACH, FL MI FL BLUFFTON- BEAUFORT, SC ISLAND, FL IIIIĀDVANCED DENTAL CARE Sources: www.census.gov | www.livabilityindex.aarp.org www.wallethub.com | www.kiplinger.com

The Best & Worst Cities to Retire In

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This index weighed hundreds of America cities by eight key factors to find the best and worst places to retire within the US. Floridian cities make up 4 of the top 5, and the worst place is Laredo, Te...

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