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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Eugene, OR
#235
OVERALL RANKING

Eugene, OR


SCORE: 62.80

#227
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 63.28
 
#254
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 62.05
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.16%
Population 65+:  57,273
Total Population:  354,506

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 267 73.64 81.58 -9.73 %
Health Care 253 38.81 50.15 -22.61 %
Wellness 55 73.09 68.45 6.78 %
Financial 240 74.32 81.09 -8.35 %
EducationEducation 39 67.27 71.18 13.56 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
243 59.60 71.18 -16.27 %
Employment 146 48.69 51.56 -5.57 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
56 64.80 57.14 13.41 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
188 47.75 51.89 -7.98 %
(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 260 31.41 49.09
Crime Rate 212 32.32 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 104 81.57 80.67
Unemployment Rate 187 39.36 46.80
Income Distribution 159 82.61 84.25
Weather 134 60.81 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 165 23.76 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 115 34.11 33.5
Number of hospital beds 252 13.22 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 221 60.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 155 15.60 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 157 20.79 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 132 9.93 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 104 12.95 13.35
Number of nurses 197 19.08 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 101 2.20 2.35
ER Wait Times 202 17.29 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 97 47.19 46.33
Smoking rate 41 18.01 13.69
Diabetes rate 57 50.01 41.83
Binge drinking 143 17.03 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 37 89.87 74.78
Caregivers 223 29.52 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 105 77.90 76.89
Depression 186 45.08 49.3
Physical activity 12 59.59 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 102 47.40 42.27
Fast-food outlets 241 28.88 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 148 13.96 17.69
Air quality 83 64.71 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 154 52.37 53.83
Total bank deposits 199 0.74 1.37
Tax burden 169 66.96 70.55
Dependency ratio 64 65.04 61.29
Small business growth 190 79.11 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 189 24.06 29.07
Capital gains 102 30.96 31.31
Income growth 132 59.79 60.52
Reverse mortgages 245 7.42 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 245 30.77 46.02
Median rental price 212 63.33 70.18
Households with older adults 90 40.43 39.04
Nursing beds 250 25.42 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 219 53.23 70.35
Home health-care service providers 188 8.62 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 5 44.06 14.8
Cost of assisted living 206 65.08 71.61
Nursing-home rating 218 7.69 22.29
Older adults in family homes 227 79.35 82.84
Cost of adult day services 257 39.33 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 151 53.92 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 117 26.39 31.34
Employment growth 49 47.23 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 123 6.71 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 90 75.37 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 14 16.67 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 264 21.92 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 16 39.75 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 156 41.09 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 53 54.32 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 65 32.77 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 101 18.40 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 58 61.87 63.01
Number of public libraries 247 11.88 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 225 42.99 12.40
Funding for older adults 220 27.40 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 47 92.54 85.93
College enrollment 47 36.23 26.46