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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
#100
OVERALL RANKING

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA


SCORE: 64.34

#100
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 64.74
 
#100
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 62.99
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.07%
Population 65+:  480,655
Total Population:  4,342,332

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 53 87.70 87.83 -.15 %
Health Care 96 42.46 62.09 -31.62 %
Wellness 48 71.23 72.07 -1.17 %
Financial Security 93 81.87 88.25 -7.23 %
Education 81 55.89 61.67 -9.37 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
82 37.07 46.42 -20.14 %
Employment 90 55.84 63.96 -12.70 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
89 58.95 69.42 -15.08 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
97 58.05 73.23 -20.73 %
(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 93 24.97 46.41
Crime rate 37 54.09 52.77
Internet access 21 91.05 83.51
Employment growth 7 92.53 86.82
Unemployment rate 95 47.66 64.06
Income distribution 15 88.89 86.33
Weather 8 82.59 65.13
Fatal car crashes 79 35.27 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 32 92.08 62.02
Primary-care physicians 93 41.17 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 92 25.71 45.49
Number of nurses 91 26.16 38.33
Number of hospital beds 79 29.52 37.22
Long-term hospitals 69 6.27 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 84 18.22 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 96 18.41 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 60 0.00 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 71 16.36 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 89 18.30 31.70
Dialysis centers 63 34.21 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 72 39.07 48.95
Physical therapists 99 26.01 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 89 42.96 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 76 76.19 83.71
Medical school affiliation 76 27.27 45.76
Magnet hospitals 76 2.86 14.40
ER wait times 84 26.85 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 26 75.88 70.79
Smoking rate 12 40.12 30.34
Diabetes rate 24 53.80 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 21 91.66 81.26
Caregivers 64 34.29 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 20 87.53 84.59
Depression 11 51.08 43.31
Physical activity 25 70.78 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 95 26.54 46.08
Fast-food outlets 19 67.75 61.73
Falls with injury 57 35.68 38.43
Binge drinking 49 39.87 40.64
Air quality 100 43.84 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 99 24.08 47.44
Total bank deposits 97 2.25 7.24
Tax burden 77 52.36 68.14
Dependency ratio 78 80.76 84.57
Growth of small businesses 27 88.48 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 88 44.11 58.57
Capital gains 23 64.45 49.15
Income growth 51 83.47 84.11
Reverse mortgages 98 0.70 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 85 31.06 44.17
Median rental price 88 54.01 69.47
Households with older adults 35 56.58 55.52
Nursing beds 94 32.86 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 65 57.14 64.62
Home health-care service providers 80 8.74 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 37 22.69 23.14
Cost of assisted living 57 76.80 80.63
Nursing-home rating 68 26.83 36.99
Older adults in family homes 10 90.48 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 65 42.30 50.90
Commute times 96 61.46 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 56 29.15 38.41
Number of passenger trips 70 3.10 9.79
Public transport fare 61 11.03 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 99 36.37 67.65
Grocery stores 44 33.88 33.58
Special needs transportation 17 40.91 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 84 39.53 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 96 18.03 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 58 48.27 53.28
Number of public libraries 83 29.21 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 92 32.34 60.15
Funding for older adults 54 73.53 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 88 83.87 38.00
College enrollment 33 61.96 58.16
Number of community colleges 88 9.13 20.92
Number of universities 64 33.70 38.93