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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
#86
OVERALL RANKING

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA


SCORE: 69.19

#81
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 69.75
 
#92
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 67.18
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.62%
Population 65+:  105,341
Total Population:  834,398

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 6 97.00 87.83 10.44 %
Health Care 95 43.34 62.09 -30.20 %
Wellness 10 80.13 72.07 11.18 %
Financial Security 71 85.86 88.25 -2.71 %
Education 36 63.23 61.67 2.53 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
65 41.45 46.42 -10.71 %
Employment 57 61.20 63.96 -4.32 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
96 56.20 69.42 -19.04 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
82 62.97 73.23 -14.01 %
(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 97 16.99 46.41
Crime rate 13 72.21 52.77
Internet access 6 95.47 83.51
Employment growth 67 84.54 86.82
Unemployment rate 77 55.26 64.06
Income distribution 15 88.89 86.33
Weather 4 91.17 65.13
Fatal car crashes 12 76.44 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 11 95.44 62.02
Primary-care physicians 59 55.94 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 100 16.49 45.49
Number of nurses 95 21.89 38.33
Number of hospital beds 98 18.20 37.22
Long-term hospitals 72 0.00 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 95 9.37 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 86 26.23 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 60 0.00 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 85 0.00 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 75 24.95 31.70
Dialysis centers 70 30.74 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 28 57.33 48.95
Physical therapists 67 48.10 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 89 42.96 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 46 87.50 83.71
Medical school affiliation 96 0.00 45.76
Magnet hospitals 78 0.00 14.40
ER wait times 22 50.08 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 4 96.66 70.79
Smoking rate 15 38.86 30.34
Diabetes rate 9 61.76 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 20 91.74 81.26
Caregivers 80 30.47 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 9 92.21 84.59
Depression 23 47.16 43.31
Physical activity 20 76.53 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 41 48.51 46.08
Fast-food outlets 42 61.15 61.73
Falls with injury 40 38.23 38.43
Binge drinking 29 43.64 40.64
Air quality 59 63.73 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 47 48.74 47.44
Total bank deposits 61 4.76 7.24
Tax burden 77 52.36 68.14
Dependency ratio 63 83.69 84.57
Growth of small businesses 29 88.42 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 56 56.26 58.57
Capital gains 23 64.45 49.15
Income growth 40 84.27 84.11
Reverse mortgages 94 1.15 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 97 13.94 44.17
Median rental price 96 41.59 69.47
Households with older adults 18 60.75 55.52
Nursing beds 97 29.37 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 65 57.14 64.62
Home health-care service providers 55 12.61 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 12 37.03 23.14
Cost of assisted living 57 76.80 80.63
Nursing-home rating 39 38.75 36.99
Older adults in family homes 17 88.81 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 48 50.73 50.90
Commute times 70 73.66 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 65 27.03 38.41
Number of passenger trips 71 2.95 9.79
Public transport fare 27 14.29 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 82 57.35 67.65
Grocery stores 24 39.37 33.58
Special needs transportation 81 15.91 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 55 45.37 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 39 31.86 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 60 48.14 53.28
Number of public libraries 87 27.61 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 80 40.03 60.15
Funding for older adults 63 73.52 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 56 89.78 38.00
College enrollment 53 56.20 58.16
Number of community colleges 85 10.65 20.92
Number of universities 9 61.87 38.93