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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Boise City, ID
#34
OVERALL RANKING

Boise City, ID


SCORE: 73.14

#31
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 73.21
 
#41
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 71.88
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.90%
Population 65+:  75,850
Total Population:  637,622

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 9 94.57 87.83 7.67 %
Health Care 70 59.12 62.09 -4.78 %
Wellness 34 74.12 72.07 2.84 %
Financial Security 52 88.39 88.25 0.16 %
Education 30 64.26 61.67 4.20 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
76 39.58 46.42 -14.74 %
Employment 62 60.25 63.96 -5.80 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
48 70.64 69.42 1.76 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
17 80.59 73.23 10.05 %
(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 63 41.74 46.41
Crime rate 5 79.62 52.77
Internet access 33 87.33 83.51
Employment growth 19 90.86 86.82
Unemployment rate 14 78.36 64.06
Income distribution 32 86.96 86.33
Weather 55 61.19 65.13
Fatal car crashes 18 70.83 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 48 90.86 62.02
Primary-care physicians 66 53.57 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 22 57.30 45.49
Number of nurses 49 37.52 38.33
Number of hospital beds 60 33.22 37.22
Long-term hospitals 72 0.00 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 39 38.82 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 83 27.15 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 60 0.00 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 18 52.28 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 48 32.65 31.70
Dialysis centers 78 27.31 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 49 49.75 48.95
Physical therapists 37 60.17 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 79 51.75 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 78 75.00 83.71
Medical school affiliation 36 53.03 45.76
Magnet hospitals 51 10.00 14.40
ER wait times 34 47.14 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 38 72.43 70.79
Smoking rate 28 31.34 30.34
Diabetes rate 13 59.15 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 86 71.72 81.26
Caregivers 13 49.43 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 36 85.46 84.59
Depression 75 37.84 43.31
Physical activity 19 76.78 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 68 40.27 46.08
Fast-food outlets 23 66.86 61.73
Falls with injury 60 34.96 38.43
Binge drinking 32 43.16 40.64
Air quality 48 66.83 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 13 56.82 47.44
Total bank deposits 86 3.30 7.24
Tax burden 16 82.64 68.14
Dependency ratio 89 76.97 84.57
Growth of small businesses 70 83.70 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 66 54.01 58.57
Capital gains 47 46.08 49.15
Income growth 21 85.96 84.11
Reverse mortgages 47 11.66 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 43 45.27 44.17
Median rental price 33 75.60 69.47
Households with older adults 70 50.88 55.52
Nursing beds 78 42.04 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 51 61.40 64.62
Home health-care service providers 68 10.58 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 9 40.24 23.14
Cost of assisted living 31 88.89 80.63
Nursing-home rating 16 53.91 36.99
Older adults in family homes 25 87.33 84.60
Cost of adult day services 100 30.17 55.79

Employment Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 72.79
65+ unemployment rate 30.13
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 85.90
Output of service sector/manufacturing 22.62
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Walk score 62 44.22 50.90
Commute times 14 88.94 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 72 24.62 38.41
Number of passenger trips 95 1.10 9.79
Public transport fare 8 22.22 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 97 46.73 67.65
Grocery stores 89 21.23 33.58
Special needs transportation 26 37.33 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 65 43.08 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 41 31.70 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 7 73.28 53.28
Number of public libraries 19 55.16 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 72 46.21 60.15
Funding for older adults 27 78.38 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 6 97.20 38.00
College enrollment 80 49.57 58.16
Number of community colleges 6 40.66 20.92
Number of universities 87 22.50 38.93