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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Bend-Redmond, OR
#196
OVERALL RANKING

Bend-Redmond, OR


SCORE: 64.48

#198
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 64.41
 
#198
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 64.57
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.61%
Population 65+:  26,888
Total Population:  161,887

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 186 79.89 81.58 -2.07 %
Health Care 166 46.30 50.15 -7.68 %
Wellness 23 78.06 68.45 14.04 %
Financial 199 77.76 81.09 -4.11 %
EducationEducation 91 60.20 71.18 1.62 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
251 57.90 71.18 -18.66 %
Employment 269 36.29 51.56 -29.62 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
92 59.25 57.14 3.69 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
204 46.70 51.89 -10.00 %
(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 231 36.78 49.09
Crime Rate 93 47.34 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 9 91.73 80.67
Unemployment Rate 189 39.23 46.80
Income Distribution 159 82.61 84.25
Weather 175 55.91 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 54 39.08 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 64 40.14 33.5
Number of hospital beds 249 13.81 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 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 149 22.24 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 101 21.24 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 39 50.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 49 16.72 13.35
Number of nurses 190 19.42 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 50 2.75 2.35
ER Wait Times 258 12.99 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 30 54.60 46.33
Smoking rate 72 14.87 13.69
Diabetes rate 45 51.16 41.83
Binge drinking 158 16.32 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 74 84.36 74.78
Caregivers 239 28.47 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 23 84.32 76.89
Depression 95 51.30 49.3
Physical activity 7 62.59 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 8 76.11 42.27
Fast-food outlets 226 30.12 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 62 23.78 17.69
Air quality 69 67.90 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 7 79.67 53.83
Total bank deposits 91 1.02 1.37
Tax burden 169 66.96 70.55
Dependency ratio 188 57.72 61.29
Small business growth 27 87.03 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 186 24.26 29.07
Capital gains 102 30.96 31.31
Income growth 41 63.82 60.52
Reverse mortgages 267 3.48 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 241 32.24 46.02
Median rental price 240 58.31 70.18
Households with older adults 85 41.15 39.04
Nursing beds 278 11.19 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 219 53.23 70.35
Home health-care service providers 198 8.08 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 20 33.56 14.8
Cost of assisted living 206 65.08 71.61
Nursing-home rating 102 25.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 38 87.29 82.84
Cost of adult day services 257 39.33 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 263 37.93 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 276 7.20 31.34
Employment growth 46 47.57 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 87 8.82 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 19 86.44 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 179 1.79 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 169 35.34 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 84 22.41 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 106 47.32 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 192 39.17 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 42 34.48 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 176 13.48 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 55 62.94 63.01
Number of public libraries 241 12.27 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 229 41.32 12.40
Funding for older adults 222 27.39 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 9 96.37 85.93
College enrollment 226 15.83 26.46