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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Medford, OR
#255
OVERALL RANKING

Medford, OR


SCORE: 61.86

#254
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 62.11
 
#260
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 61.66
 
Percent of Population 65+:  18.83%
Population 65+:  38,877
Total Population:  206,512

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 248 76.21 81.58 -6.58 %
Health Care 256 38.20 50.15 -23.83 %
Wellness 42 74.07 68.45 8.21 %
Financial 241 74.30 81.09 -8.37 %
EducationEducation 134 57.91 71.18 -2.25 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
237 61.17 71.18 -14.06 %
Employment 240 40.80 51.56 -20.87 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
110 57.35 57.14 0.37 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
173 48.63 51.89 -6.28 %
(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 225 37.99 49.09
Crime Rate 244 28.15 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 72 82.73 80.67
Unemployment Rate 240 33.86 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 132 61.45 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 67 36.86 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 134 32.00 33.5
Number of hospital beds 241 14.75 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 262 33.33 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 178 11.76 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 136 23.51 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 21 44.91 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 137 11.58 13.35
Number of nurses 207 18.11 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 144 1.83 2.35
ER Wait Times 149 21.69 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 52 51.18 46.33
Smoking rate 16 25.04 13.69
Diabetes rate 91 44.53 41.83
Binge drinking 21 35.07 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 39 89.70 74.78
Caregivers 258 26.02 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 84 78.86 76.89
Depression 55 55.11 49.3
Physical activity 60 44.16 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 72 51.07 42.27
Fast-food outlets 174 32.53 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 223 9.08 17.69
Air quality 46 72.37 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 85 60.82 53.83
Total bank deposits 179 0.79 1.37
Tax burden 169 66.96 70.55
Dependency ratio 253 53.43 61.29
Small business growth 92 82.40 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 110 30.02 29.07
Capital gains 102 30.96 31.31
Income growth 156 59.31 60.52
Reverse mortgages 263 4.20 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 209 37.03 46.02
Median rental price 219 62.26 70.18
Households with older adults 26 47.19 39.04
Nursing beds 275 14.24 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 219 53.23 70.35
Home health-care service providers 176 9.17 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 4 45.04 14.8
Cost of assisted living 206 65.08 71.61
Nursing-home rating 139 20.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 155 81.97 82.84
Cost of adult day services 257 39.33 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 241 44.40 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 205 16.54 31.34
Employment growth 73 46.39 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 133 5.92 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 29 84.07 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 110 3.15 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 169 35.34 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 75 23.35 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 205 35.35 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 120 45.68 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 22 38.02 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 160 14.48 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 62 61.49 63.01
Number of public libraries 130 22.37 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 243 35.47 12.40
Funding for older adults 222 27.39 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 68 90.88 85.93
College enrollment 207 17.48 26.46