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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Longview, WA
#279
OVERALL RANKING

Longview, WA


SCORE: 58.60

#278
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 58.86
 
#277
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 58.58
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.91%
Population 65+:  17,222
Total Population:  101,827

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 262 74.95 81.58 -8.13 %
Health Care 278 32.15 50.15 -35.89 %
Wellness 127 68.27 68.45 -.26 %
Financial 267 71.72 81.09 -11.56 %
EducationEducation 161 56.77 71.18 -4.17 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
199 65.43 71.18 -8.08 %
Employment 279 32.59 51.56 -36.79 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
229 49.31 57.14 -13.70 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
181 48.16 51.89 -7.19 %
(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 179 44.71 49.09
Crime Rate 222 30.92 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 101 81.78 80.67
Unemployment Rate 263 30.88 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 159 58.12 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 84 33.86 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 211 24.95 33.5
Number of hospital beds 247 14.17 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 273 0.00 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 252 5.42 13.35
Number of nurses 242 14.90 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 269 0.77 2.35
ER Wait Times 279 9.09 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 201 41.84 46.33
Smoking rate 136 11.18 13.69
Diabetes rate 208 34.50 41.83
Binge drinking 188 14.84 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 7 96.48 74.78
Caregivers 255 26.12 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 197 74.01 76.89
Depression 189 44.78 49.3
Physical activity 92 41.23 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 158 39.38 42.27
Fast-food outlets 56 39.68 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 258 7.00 17.69
Air quality 22 78.57 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 238 40.09 53.83
Total bank deposits 279 0.32 1.37
Tax burden 190 60.38 70.55
Dependency ratio 229 55.16 61.29
Small business growth 271 74.26 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 238 20.38 29.07
Capital gains 51 39.00 31.31
Income growth 169 58.97 60.52
Reverse mortgages 201 15.80 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 157 43.09 46.02
Median rental price 101 74.66 70.18
Households with older adults 52 43.45 39.04
Nursing beds 243 28.46 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 227 52.63 70.35
Home health-care service providers 139 11.42 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 25 31.07 14.8
Cost of assisted living 257 54.59 71.61
Nursing-home rating 139 20.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 208 80.00 82.84
Cost of adult day services 148 51.47 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 261 37.99 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 274 7.44 31.34
Employment growth 228 41.34 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 213 3.45 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 231 63.75 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 165 2.20 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 104 39.50 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 142 15.33 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 263 26.51 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 99 48.15 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 49 34.15 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 231 9.91 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 42 67.72 63.01
Number of public libraries 228 13.25 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 210 46.90 12.40
Funding for older adults 211 27.42 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 73 90.57 85.93
College enrollment 235 15.32 26.46