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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
#56
OVERALL RANKING

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA


SCORE: 71.79

#51
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 72.05
 
#66
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 70.58
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.70%
Population 65+:  1,525,900
Total Population:  13,037,045

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 7 95.91 87.83 9.20 %
Health Care 80 53.80 62.09 -13.35 %
Wellness 21 76.52 72.07 6.17 %
Financial Security 70 85.88 88.25 -2.69 %
Education 43 62.14 61.67 0.76 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
13 57.26 46.42 23.35 %
Employment 50 62.65 63.96 -2.05 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
92 57.79 69.42 -16.75 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
76 65.62 73.23 -10.39 %
(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 96 19.33 46.41
Crime rate 19 65.83 52.77
Internet access 34 87.07 83.51
Employment growth 47 86.78 86.82
Unemployment rate 91 50.89 64.06
Income distribution 95 80.00 86.33
Weather 3 97.29 65.13
Fatal car crashes 21 68.51 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 8 96.07 62.02
Primary-care physicians 28 62.71 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 91 26.51 45.49
Number of nurses 79 30.57 38.33
Number of hospital beds 67 31.94 37.22
Long-term hospitals 68 7.94 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 77 23.70 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 85 26.44 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 41 11.24 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 64 20.70 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 50 31.52 31.70
Dialysis centers 46 39.31 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 11 69.49 48.95
Physical therapists 71 47.15 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 89 42.96 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 67 81.02 83.71
Medical school affiliation 69 34.37 45.76
Magnet hospitals 46 11.39 14.40
ER wait times 72 29.17 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 6 91.62 70.79
Smoking rate 6 53.93 30.34
Diabetes rate 31 52.15 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 14 93.00 81.26
Caregivers 70 32.77 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 8 94.06 84.59
Depression 36 44.62 43.31
Physical activity 15 80.33 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 67 40.43 46.08
Fast-food outlets 82 54.65 61.73
Falls with injury 74 32.79 38.43
Binge drinking 56 37.38 40.64
Air quality 97 47.89 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 53 47.60 47.44
Total bank deposits 24 7.73 7.24
Tax burden 77 52.36 68.14
Dependency ratio 9 93.38 84.57
Growth of small businesses 11 91.32 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 93 38.22 58.57
Capital gains 23 64.45 49.15
Income growth 30 85.17 84.11
Reverse mortgages 100 0.16 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 94 15.79 44.17
Median rental price 93 47.82 69.47
Households with older adults 43 55.48 55.52
Nursing beds 68 50.49 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 65 57.14 64.62
Home health-care service providers 59 12.31 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 24 27.44 23.14
Cost of assisted living 57 76.80 80.63
Nursing-home rating 42 38.67 36.99
Older adults in family homes 16 88.92 84.60
Cost of adult day services 66 45.45 55.79

Employment Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 72.79
65+ unemployment rate 30.13
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 85.90
Output of service sector/manufacturing 22.62
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Walk score 12 71.17 50.90
Commute times 89 65.87 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 35 41.59 38.41
Number of passenger trips 10 26.54 9.79
Public transport fare 16 16.76 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 19 77.53 67.65
Grocery stores 19 40.98 33.58
Special needs transportation 22 38.34 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 71 41.47 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 4 46.31 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 63 48.01 53.28
Number of public libraries 85 27.91 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 77 41.31 60.15
Funding for older adults 54 73.53 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 94 79.89 38.00
College enrollment 12 68.88 58.16
Number of community colleges 69 14.61 20.92
Number of universities 22 48.52 38.93