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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Grants Pass, OR
#277
OVERALL RANKING

Grants Pass, OR


SCORE: 58.96

#276
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 59.59
 
#280
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 58.42
 
Percent of Population 65+:  24.83%
Population 65+:  20,760
Total Population:  83,610

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 272 73.13 81.58 -10.36 %
Health Care 281 26.89 50.15 -46.38 %
Wellness 76 71.12 68.45 3.90 %
Financial 250 73.52 81.09 -9.34 %
EducationEducation 232 53.05 71.18 -10.45 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
227 62.66 71.18 -11.97 %
Employment 193 45.29 51.56 -12.16 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
111 57.33 57.14 0.33 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
222 45.84 51.89 -11.66 %
(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 270 27.74 49.09
Crime Rate 191 34.61 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 62 83.16 80.67
Unemployment Rate 266 29.71 46.80
Income Distribution 229 79.17 84.25
Weather 115 64.39 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 218 19.18 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 213 24.84 33.5
Number of hospital beds 278 6.98 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 200 16.18 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 193 8.90 13.35
Number of nurses 273 9.91 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 191 1.45 2.35
ER Wait Times 261 12.24 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 98 47.14 46.33
Smoking rate 225 8.90 13.69
Diabetes rate 121 41.87 41.83
Binge drinking 103 19.41 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 21 92.31 74.78
Caregivers 269 21.72 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 156 75.58 76.89
Depression 14 64.16 49.3
Physical activity 70 43.50 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 172 37.44 42.27
Fast-food outlets 26 43.05 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 145 14.26 17.69
Air quality 22 78.57 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 151 52.66 53.83
Total bank deposits 153 0.85 1.37
Tax burden 169 66.96 70.55
Dependency ratio 271 47.28 61.29
Small business growth 277 72.53 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 48 35.66 29.07
Capital gains 102 30.96 31.31
Income growth 142 59.55 60.52
Reverse mortgages 210 14.47 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 248 30.50 46.02
Median rental price 182 67.20 70.18
Households with older adults 12 56.69 39.04
Nursing beds 248 26.49 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 219 53.23 70.35
Home health-care service providers 244 5.18 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 8 41.57 14.8
Cost of assisted living 206 65.08 71.61
Nursing-home rating 102 25.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 176 81.18 82.84
Cost of adult day services 257 39.33 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 232 45.43 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 87 32.33 31.34
Employment growth 123 44.59 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 200 3.89 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 79 76.88 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 225 0.92 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 169 35.34 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 158 14.09 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 134 43.73 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 82 49.38 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 12 46.80 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 254 8.01 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 64 61.48 63.01
Number of public libraries 238 12.44 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 246 34.46 12.40
Funding for older adults 222 27.39 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 142 87.15 85.93
College enrollment 276 11.23 26.46