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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Redding, CA
#267
OVERALL RANKING

Redding, CA


SCORE: 61.01

#270
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 61.17
 
#261
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 61.33
 
Percent of Population 65+:  18.16%
Population 65+:  32,389
Total Population:  178,368

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 266 73.90 81.58 -9.41 %
Health Care 180 45.16 50.15 -9.95 %
Wellness 86 70.42 68.45 2.88 %
Financial 270 71.36 81.09 -12.00 %
EducationEducation 123 58.61 71.18 -1.06 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
233 61.80 71.18 -13.18 %
Employment 172 46.45 51.56 -9.91 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
159 54.18 57.14 -5.18 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
263 40.41 51.89 -22.12 %
(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 254 32.60 49.09
Crime Rate 221 30.93 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 110 81.41 80.67
Unemployment Rate 265 30.05 46.80
Income Distribution 159 82.61 84.25
Weather 93 66.15 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 158 24.36 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 159 30.03 33.5
Number of hospital beds 186 22.13 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 221 60.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 26 29.84 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 166 14.03 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 179 18.70 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 40 35.72 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 101 13.17 13.35
Number of nurses 173 20.60 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 146 1.81 2.35
ER Wait Times 85 27.67 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 69 49.78 46.33
Smoking rate 236 8.31 13.69
Diabetes rate 119 42.44 41.83
Binge drinking 86 21.41 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 33 90.36 74.78
Caregivers 268 22.24 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 198 73.99 76.89
Depression 41 57.29 49.3
Physical activity 57 44.85 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 154 39.81 42.27
Fast-food outlets 144 34.06 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 91 19.89 17.69
Air quality 29 75.34 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 168 50.69 53.83
Total bank deposits 157 0.84 1.37
Tax burden 251 52.36 70.55
Dependency ratio 245 54.12 61.29
Small business growth 263 75.14 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 80 32.72 29.07
Capital gains 28 45.50 31.31
Income growth 138 59.68 60.52
Reverse mortgages 240 7.87 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 244 31.42 46.02
Median rental price 230 60.15 70.18
Households with older adults 21 47.91 39.04
Nursing beds 181 40.90 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 179 57.14 70.35
Home health-care service providers 239 5.60 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 43 24.19 14.8
Cost of assisted living 182 67.33 71.61
Nursing-home rating 139 20.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 136 82.51 82.84
Cost of adult day services 183 45.45 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 207 48.72 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 243 13.27 31.34
Employment growth 240 40.67 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 21 24.95 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 76 77.27 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 155 2.32 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 12 48.54 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 175 12.99 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 128 44.16 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 233 32.10 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 32 36.28 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 145 15.30 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 180 48.59 63.01
Number of public libraries 278 5.37 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 253 32.26 12.40
Funding for older adults 174 27.93 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 106 88.91 85.93
College enrollment 137 21.44 26.46