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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Pocatello, ID
#46
OVERALL RANKING

Pocatello, ID


SCORE: 70.44

#45
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 70.45
 
#47
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 70.72
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.81%
Population 65+:  9,879
Total Population:  83,683

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 157 80.53 81.58 -1.29 %
Health Care 85 54.71 50.15 9.09 %
Wellness 75 71.47 68.45 4.41 %
Financial 28 88.52 81.09 9.16 %
EducationEducation 55 63.64 71.18 7.43 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
76 77.64 71.18 9.08 %
Employment 124 50.79 51.56 -1.49 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
77 61.44 57.14 7.53 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
40 58.62 51.89 12.97 %
(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 143 48.80 49.09
Crime Rate 94 46.83 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 127 80.85 80.67
Unemployment Rate 47 59.64 46.80
Income Distribution 71 86.36 84.25
Weather 226 52.15 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 151 24.89 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 74 38.51 33.5
Number of hospital beds 106 30.63 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 233 50.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 42 43.50 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 94 29.00 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 39 50.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 33 20.35 13.35
Number of nurses 135 22.91 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 159 1.71 2.35
ER Wait Times 6 48.95 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 56 50.85 46.33
Smoking rate 115 12.08 13.69
Diabetes rate 106 43.30 41.83
Binge drinking 119 18.04 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 182 72.56 74.78
Caregivers 41 49.65 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 206 73.65 76.89
Depression 280 36.41 49.3
Physical activity 42 47.80 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 169 37.50 42.27
Fast-food outlets 204 31.38 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 90 19.99 17.69
Air quality 29 75.34 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 10 77.66 53.83
Total bank deposits 266 0.49 1.37
Tax burden 45 82.64 70.55
Dependency ratio 205 57.01 61.29
Small business growth 227 77.67 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 26 39.49 29.07
Capital gains 99 32.53 31.31
Income growth 217 57.77 60.52
Reverse mortgages 59 39.23 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 68 55.23 46.02
Median rental price 16 86.23 70.18
Households with older adults 231 32.09 39.04
Nursing beds 134 49.37 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 148 61.40 70.35
Home health-care service providers 41 22.25 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 34 27.01 14.8
Cost of assisted living 79 77.93 71.61
Nursing-home rating 42 40.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 39 87.21 82.84
Cost of adult day services 276 30.17 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 145 54.33 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 70 35.48 31.34
Employment growth 275 35.35 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 49 13.91 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 14 88.95 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 109 3.18 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 40 44.77 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 53 26.51 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 189 36.67 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 111 46.91 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 223 24.05 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 33 28.21 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 19 72.90 63.01
Number of public libraries 20 44.26 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 252 32.36 12.40
Funding for older adults 74 29.76 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 148 86.63 85.93
College enrollment 49 35.37 26.46