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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
#239
OVERALL RANKING

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA


SCORE: 62.56

#244
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 62.68
 
#250
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 62.24
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.43%
Population 65+:  20,578
Total Population:  118,056

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 254 75.81 81.58 -7.07 %
Health Care 197 44.23 50.15 -11.80 %
Wellness 38 74.57 68.45 8.94 %
Financial 228 75.16 81.09 -7.31 %
EducationEducation 125 58.51 71.18 -1.23 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
249 58.49 71.18 -17.83 %
Employment 219 43.23 51.56 -16.16 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
172 53.71 57.14 -6.00 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
152 49.76 51.89 -4.10 %
(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 229 36.91 49.09
Crime Rate 223 30.89 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 87 82.16 80.67
Unemployment Rate 230 35.07 46.80
Income Distribution 229 79.17 84.25
Weather 125 62.22 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 93 32.62 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 99 35.81 33.5
Number of hospital beds 259 12.09 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 115 21.95 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 34 43.90 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 64 27.95 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 90 33.33 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 146 11.35 13.35
Number of nurses 262 11.58 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 161 1.70 2.35
ER Wait Times 185 18.45 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 59 50.60 46.33
Smoking rate 92 13.25 13.69
Diabetes rate 88 44.70 41.83
Binge drinking 78 22.09 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 14 94.69 74.78
Caregivers 259 25.54 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 51 81.15 76.89
Depression 102 51.03 49.3
Physical activity 37 48.60 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 94 48.31 42.27
Fast-food outlets 90 37.01 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 63 23.77 17.69
Air quality 52 71.43 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 81 62.00 53.83
Total bank deposits 79 1.06 1.37
Tax burden 190 60.38 70.55
Dependency ratio 256 52.53 61.29
Small business growth 204 78.65 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 104 30.63 29.07
Capital gains 51 39.00 31.31
Income growth 144 59.52 60.52
Reverse mortgages 215 13.30 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 243 31.62 46.02
Median rental price 232 60.09 70.18
Households with older adults 36 45.04 39.04
Nursing beds 238 30.34 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 227 52.63 70.35
Home health-care service providers 281 0.07 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 24 31.31 14.8
Cost of assisted living 257 54.59 71.61
Nursing-home rating 164 16.67 22.29
Older adults in family homes 67 85.61 82.84
Cost of adult day services 148 51.47 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 140 54.48 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 189 18.37 31.34
Employment growth 193 42.58 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 253 2.24 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 269 56.04 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 82 4.12 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 104 39.50 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 64 25.29 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 131 43.78 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 155 41.98 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 34 35.32 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 208 11.69 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 44 67.27 63.01
Number of public libraries 189 16.66 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 206 47.78 12.40
Funding for older adults 220 27.40 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 36 93.58 85.93
College enrollment 233 15.50 26.46