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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Corvallis, OR
#75
OVERALL RANKING

Corvallis, OR


SCORE: 68.51

#63
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 69.07
 
#132
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 66.94
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.06%
Population 65+:  11,291
Total Population:  86,436

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 88 83.44 81.58 2.28 %
Health Care 257 37.98 50.15 -24.27 %
Wellness 8 82.57 68.45 20.63 %
Financial 161 80.15 81.09 -1.16 %
EducationEducation 6 86.16 71.18 45.44 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
257 56.44 71.18 -20.71 %
Employment 229 42.05 51.56 -18.44 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
15 75.51 57.14 32.15 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
95 53.10 51.89 2.33 %
(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 267 28.80 49.09
Crime Rate 105 44.91 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 69 82.93 80.67
Unemployment Rate 75 54.27 46.80
Income Distribution 229 79.17 84.25
Weather 96 66.03 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 19 51.53 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 9 61.07 33.5
Number of hospital beds 218 17.09 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 115 25.69 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 140 0.00 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 124 11.93 13.35
Number of nurses 103 25.69 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 61 2.61 2.35
ER Wait Times 211 16.32 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 16 60.03 46.33
Smoking rate 43 17.76 13.69
Diabetes rate 53 50.20 41.83
Binge drinking 38 28.52 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 44 89.13 74.78
Caregivers 155 35.10 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 28 83.34 76.89
Depression 47 56.63 49.3
Physical activity 3 72.50 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 41 56.93 42.27
Fast-food outlets 127 34.69 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 114 16.55 17.69
Air quality 46 72.37 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 210 44.58 53.83
Total bank deposits 235 0.64 1.37
Tax burden 169 66.96 70.55
Dependency ratio 12 81.66 61.29
Small business growth 214 78.31 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 72 33.24 29.07
Capital gains 102 30.96 31.31
Income growth 151 59.39 60.52
Reverse mortgages 159 23.01 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 260 26.43 46.02
Median rental price 223 61.70 70.18
Households with older adults 210 34.39 39.04
Nursing beds 274 14.63 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 219 53.23 70.35
Home health-care service providers 108 13.26 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 11 40.14 14.8
Cost of assisted living 206 65.08 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 122 82.93 82.84
Cost of adult day services 257 39.33 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 159 53.08 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 260 11.11 31.34
Employment growth 24 49.51 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 275 1.43 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 65 78.46 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 35 8.58 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 169 35.34 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 2 66.60 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 77 51.17 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 34 59.26 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 178 27.01 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 163 14.35 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 61 61.67 63.01
Number of public libraries 114 24.32 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 99 69.68 12.40
Funding for older adults 222 27.39 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 12 95.96 85.93
College enrollment 7 73.97 26.46