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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Olympia-Tumwater, WA
#180
OVERALL RANKING

Olympia-Tumwater, WA


SCORE: 64.88

#166
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 65.40
 
#220
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 63.83
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.03%
Population 65+:  36,292
Total Population:  258,653

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 123 81.79 81.58 0.26 %
Health Care 204 43.66 50.15 -12.94 %
Wellness 44 73.77 68.45 7.77 %
Financial 238 74.57 81.09 -8.04 %
EducationEducation 64 62.63 71.18 5.72 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
258 56.36 71.18 -20.82 %
Employment 49 60.38 51.56 17.11 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
88 59.49 57.14 4.11 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
87 53.41 51.89 2.93 %
(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 219 38.60 49.09
Crime Rate 141 40.35 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 61 83.19 80.67
Unemployment Rate 184 39.70 46.80
Income Distribution 8 92.68 84.25
Weather 135 60.78 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 17 52.89 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 44 43.34 33.5
Number of hospital beds 232 15.56 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 175 12.08 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 202 16.11 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 2 50.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 176 9.86 13.35
Number of nurses 214 17.72 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 125 1.95 2.35
ER Wait Times 225 15.71 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 95 47.24 46.33
Smoking rate 152 10.79 13.69
Diabetes rate 79 45.74 41.83
Binge drinking 204 14.32 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 17 93.13 74.78
Caregivers 210 30.66 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 63 80.14 76.89
Depression 67 53.60 49.3
Physical activity 21 52.41 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 147 40.34 42.27
Fast-food outlets 78 37.73 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 153 13.44 17.69
Air quality 29 75.34 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 185 48.73 53.83
Total bank deposits 235 0.64 1.37
Tax burden 190 60.38 70.55
Dependency ratio 87 62.86 61.29
Small business growth 74 83.23 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 205 22.69 29.07
Capital gains 51 39.00 31.31
Income growth 159 59.27 60.52
Reverse mortgages 231 9.59 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 234 32.94 46.02
Median rental price 265 49.73 70.18
Households with older adults 189 36.26 39.04
Nursing beds 249 26.35 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 227 52.63 70.35
Home health-care service providers 249 4.68 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 10 40.76 14.8
Cost of assisted living 257 54.59 71.61
Nursing-home rating 182 14.29 22.29
Older adults in family homes 138 82.47 82.84
Cost of adult day services 148 51.47 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 170 51.87 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 49 45.90 31.34
Employment growth 44 47.70 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 24 23.36 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 237 62.96 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 24 11.67 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 104 39.50 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 174 13.10 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 49 55.27 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 140 43.58 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 147 28.64 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 158 14.55 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 39 67.92 63.01
Number of public libraries 33 40.69 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 236 37.56 12.40
Funding for older adults 211 27.42 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 7 96.89 85.93
College enrollment 154 20.61 26.46