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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Albany, OR
#275
OVERALL RANKING

Albany, OR


SCORE: 59.93

#275
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 60.43
 
#275
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 59.27
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.31%
Population 65+:  20,650
Total Population:  119,270

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 270 73.38 81.58 -10.05 %
Health Care 279 28.98 50.15 -42.21 %
Wellness 134 67.82 68.45 -.92 %
Financial 221 75.77 81.09 -6.56 %
EducationEducation 145 57.51 71.18 -2.92 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
230 62.33 71.18 -12.43 %
Employment 251 39.43 51.56 -23.53 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
71 62.42 57.14 9.24 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
125 51.39 51.89 -.96 %
(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 256 32.29 49.09
Crime Rate 173 36.41 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 125 80.95 80.67
Unemployment Rate 238 34.01 46.80
Income Distribution 22 90.48 84.25
Weather 142 59.93 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 184 22.23 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 194 26.75 33.5
Number of hospital beds 279 5.94 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 277 0.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 203 0.00 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 82 31.03 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 60 29.64 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 177 0.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 271 3.64 13.35
Number of nurses 278 8.20 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 262 0.92 2.35
ER Wait Times 85 27.67 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 235 40.08 46.33
Smoking rate 202 9.57 13.69
Diabetes rate 178 36.48 41.83
Binge drinking 152 16.65 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 25 90.91 74.78
Caregivers 225 29.51 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 219 72.66 76.89
Depression 221 42.96 49.3
Physical activity 51 45.55 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 169 37.50 42.27
Fast-food outlets 13 45.56 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 169 11.99 17.69
Air quality 69 67.90 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 254 36.40 53.83
Total bank deposits 273 0.43 1.37
Tax burden 169 66.96 70.55
Dependency ratio 239 54.52 61.29
Small business growth 71 83.49 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 134 28.91 29.07
Capital gains 102 30.96 31.31
Income growth 104 60.63 60.52
Reverse mortgages 196 16.53 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 223 34.89 46.02
Median rental price 196 65.44 70.18
Households with older adults 56 43.02 39.04
Nursing beds 226 33.45 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 219 53.23 70.35
Home health-care service providers 275 0.61 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 21 32.93 14.8
Cost of assisted living 206 65.08 71.61
Nursing-home rating 56 33.33 22.29
Older adults in family homes 84 84.86 82.84
Cost of adult day services 257 39.33 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 248 42.89 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 177 19.06 31.34
Employment growth 106 45.22 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 243 2.46 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 228 64.02 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 221 1.00 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 169 35.34 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 113 18.29 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 204 35.40 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 9 80.25 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 71 32.63 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 189 12.61 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 59 61.81 63.01
Number of public libraries 120 23.74 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 162 57.51 12.40
Funding for older adults 219 27.41 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 100 89.12 85.93
College enrollment 186 18.74 26.46