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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Lewiston, ID-WA
#109
OVERALL RANKING

Lewiston, ID-WA


SCORE: 67.35

#106
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 67.50
 
#116
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 67.60
 
Percent of Population 65+:  18.94%
Population 65+:  11,641
Total Population:  61,457

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 189 79.75 81.58 -2.24 %
Health Care 162 46.91 50.15 -6.46 %
Wellness 116 68.89 68.45 0.64 %
Financial 144 80.83 81.09 -.32 %
EducationEducation 104 59.62 71.18 0.64 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
102 74.80 71.18 5.09 %
Employment 157 47.71 51.56 -7.47 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
52 65.47 57.14 14.58 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
35 60.96 51.89 17.48 %
(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 193 41.83 49.09
Crime Rate 163 37.62 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 147 80.13 80.67
Unemployment Rate 52 58.17 46.80
Income Distribution 71 86.36 84.25
Weather 162 57.07 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 65 37.05 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 162 29.92 33.5
Number of hospital beds 225 16.25 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 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 109 26.17 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 1 100.00 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 53 16.49 13.35
Number of nurses 180 20.20 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 123 1.98 2.35
ER Wait Times 26 39.77 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 213 41.24 46.33
Smoking rate 55 16.41 13.69
Diabetes rate 213 34.16 41.83
Binge drinking 168 15.81 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 86 82.38 74.78
Caregivers 215 30.28 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 187 74.40 76.89
Depression 51 55.66 49.3
Physical activity 129 37.94 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 75 50.39 42.27
Fast-food outlets 64 38.72 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 40 26.86 17.69
Air quality 37 73.75 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 25 71.86 53.83
Total bank deposits 204 0.73 1.37
Tax burden 154 73.05 70.55
Dependency ratio 255 52.75 61.29
Small business growth 249 75.91 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 192 23.67 29.07
Capital gains 93 37.59 31.31
Income growth 183 58.61 60.52
Reverse mortgages 132 27.48 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 183 40.15 46.02
Median rental price 52 80.56 70.18
Households with older adults 29 46.62 39.04
Nursing beds 75 61.08 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 176 57.97 70.35
Home health-care service providers 248 4.69 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 12 38.55 14.8
Cost of assisted living 181 67.65 71.61
Nursing-home rating 2 66.67 22.29
Older adults in family homes 261 76.65 82.84
Cost of adult day services 269 35.38 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 43 68.74 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 259 11.29 31.34
Employment growth 165 43.38 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 203 3.84 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 7 93.29 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 220 1.01 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 93 40.92 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 92 21.70 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 55 54.34 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 131 44.44 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 25 37.05 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 246 8.70 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 37 69.32 63.01
Number of public libraries 9 60.51 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 196 49.60 12.40
Funding for older adults 126 28.85 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 38 93.26 85.93
College enrollment 191 18.35 26.46