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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Kennewick-Richland, WA
#192
OVERALL RANKING

Kennewick-Richland, WA


SCORE: 64.54

#189
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 64.69
 
#204
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 64.32
 
Percent of Population 65+:  10.77%
Population 65+:  28,887
Total Population:  268,160

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 144 81.20 81.58 -.47 %
Health Care 192 44.37 50.15 -11.53 %
Wellness 33 75.53 68.45 10.34 %
Financial 207 77.02 81.09 -5.02 %
EducationEducation 128 58.27 71.18 -1.64 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
240 60.43 71.18 -15.10 %
Employment 194 45.27 51.56 -12.20 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
126 56.57 57.14 -1.00 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
127 51.25 51.89 -1.23 %
(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 246 34.00 49.09
Crime Rate 73 49.48 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 154 79.94 80.67
Unemployment Rate 237 34.16 46.80
Income Distribution 71 86.36 84.25
Weather 116 64.38 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 20 51.15 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 122 33.33 33.5
Number of hospital beds 214 18.16 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 39 44.25 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 168 19.67 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 96 13.60 13.35
Number of nurses 219 17.17 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 124 1.97 2.35
ER Wait Times 58 32.63 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 104 47.04 46.33
Smoking rate 65 15.74 13.69
Diabetes rate 46 50.66 41.83
Binge drinking 169 15.65 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 16 93.79 74.78
Caregivers 114 38.83 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 78 79.07 76.89
Depression 87 51.98 49.3
Physical activity 45 47.49 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 66 52.14 42.27
Fast-food outlets 35 41.67 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 243 7.82 17.69
Air quality 56 70.51 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 247 37.88 53.83
Total bank deposits 253 0.56 1.37
Tax burden 190 60.38 70.55
Dependency ratio 225 55.49 61.29
Small business growth 35 86.39 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 155 26.61 29.07
Capital gains 51 39.00 31.31
Income growth 99 60.80 60.52
Reverse mortgages 174 20.58 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 240 32.29 46.02
Median rental price 208 64.14 70.18
Households with older adults 228 32.37 39.04
Nursing beds 265 19.82 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 227 52.63 70.35
Home health-care service providers 263 3.33 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 16 36.03 14.8
Cost of assisted living 257 54.59 71.61
Nursing-home rating 42 40.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 35 87.60 82.84
Cost of adult day services 148 51.47 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 181 50.65 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 229 14.25 31.34
Employment growth 65 46.90 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 56 12.83 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 177 68.61 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 27 11.05 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 223 30.19 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 250 7.83 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 54 54.47 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 178 39.51 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 254 21.93 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 105 17.85 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 41 67.84 63.01
Number of public libraries 98 25.88 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 209 47.07 12.40
Funding for older adults 211 27.42 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 65 90.98 85.93
College enrollment 197 18.14 26.46