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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Modesto, CA
#266
OVERALL RANKING

Modesto, CA


SCORE: 61.01

#272
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 61.09
 
#251
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 62.22
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.33%
Population 65+:  59,075
Total Population:  521,450

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 205 79.13 81.58 -3.00 %
Health Care 240 40.52 50.15 -19.20 %
Wellness 124 68.38 68.45 -.10 %
Financial 274 70.23 81.09 -13.39 %
EducationEducation 239 52.29 71.18 -11.73 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
223 63.45 71.18 -10.86 %
Employment 258 38.68 51.56 -24.98 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
43 67.37 57.14 17.90 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
278 37.39 51.89 -27.94 %
(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 255 32.33 49.09
Crime Rate 237 29.71 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 54 83.62 80.67
Unemployment Rate 273 24.68 46.80
Income Distribution 71 86.36 84.25
Weather 12 81.92 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 143 25.58 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 84 37.39 33.5
Number of hospital beds 138 27.35 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 153 80.00 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 269 4.81 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 137 9.20 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 73 40.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 165 10.45 13.35
Number of nurses 205 18.17 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 238 1.12 2.35
ER Wait Times 241 14.63 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 152 44.09 46.33
Smoking rate 64 15.80 13.69
Diabetes rate 86 44.97 41.83
Binge drinking 239 12.34 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 45 88.84 74.78
Caregivers 170 33.31 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 122 77.34 76.89
Depression 50 56.36 49.3
Physical activity 70 43.50 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 195 35.31 42.27
Fast-food outlets 83 37.39 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 277 3.59 17.69
Air quality 189 55.00 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 261 34.72 53.83
Total bank deposits 209 0.72 1.37
Tax burden 251 52.36 70.55
Dependency ratio 198 57.36 61.29
Small business growth 142 80.70 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 232 20.86 29.07
Capital gains 28 45.50 31.31
Income growth 43 63.59 60.52
Reverse mortgages 268 3.19 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 237 32.41 46.02
Median rental price 244 57.46 70.18
Households with older adults 193 35.97 39.04
Nursing beds 174 41.94 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 179 57.14 70.35
Home health-care service providers 189 8.61 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 85 16.24 14.8
Cost of assisted living 182 67.33 71.61
Nursing-home rating 14 55.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 41 87.16 82.84
Cost of adult day services 183 45.45 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 196 49.29 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 277 6.93 31.34
Employment growth 213 42.10 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 118 6.96 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 262 58.17 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 59 5.49 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 238 27.97 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 170 13.41 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 11 80.76 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 43 55.56 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 242 22.83 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 256 7.73 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 185 48.45 63.01
Number of public libraries 248 11.86 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 249 34.24 12.40
Funding for older adults 174 27.93 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 258 75.54 85.93
College enrollment 107 23.73 26.46