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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Salinas, CA
#149
OVERALL RANKING

Salinas, CA


SCORE: 65.79

#140
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 66.25
 
#166
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 65.83
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.24%
Population 65+:  47,877
Total Population:  426,072

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 100 82.93 81.58 1.65 %
Health Care 205 43.60 50.15 -13.06 %
Wellness 18 79.21 68.45 15.72 %
Financial 272 70.37 81.09 -13.22 %
EducationEducation 197 55.09 71.18 -7.01 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
270 53.99 71.18 -24.15 %
Employment 44 60.72 51.56 17.77 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
12 79.61 57.14 39.32 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
231 44.97 51.89 -13.34 %
(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 275 19.54 49.09
Crime Rate 130 41.88 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 114 81.22 80.67
Unemployment Rate 269 29.01 46.80
Income Distribution 229 79.17 84.25
Weather 5 91.40 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 51 40.19 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 112 34.28 33.5
Number of hospital beds 226 16.21 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 203 0.00 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 184 17.84 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 95 22.72 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 92 13.90 13.35
Number of nurses 203 18.42 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 175 1.58 2.35
ER Wait Times 235 15.06 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 8 63.78 46.33
Smoking rate 31 20.00 13.69
Diabetes rate 24 56.80 41.83
Binge drinking 83 21.51 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 38 89.71 74.78
Caregivers 166 33.75 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 8 88.83 76.89
Depression 25 59.62 49.3
Physical activity 26 50.58 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 250 24.89 42.27
Fast-food outlets 46 40.53 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 183 11.06 17.69
Air quality 46 72.37 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 259 35.31 53.83
Total bank deposits 82 1.04 1.37
Tax burden 251 52.36 70.55
Dependency ratio 126 60.42 61.29
Small business growth 122 81.47 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 199 23.22 29.07
Capital gains 28 45.50 31.31
Income growth 97 60.92 60.52
Reverse mortgages 272 2.45 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 274 15.32 46.02
Median rental price 273 44.69 70.18
Households with older adults 164 37.27 39.04
Nursing beds 251 25.02 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 179 57.14 70.35
Home health-care service providers 225 6.14 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 74 18.25 14.8
Cost of assisted living 182 67.33 71.61
Nursing-home rating 33 42.86 22.29
Older adults in family homes 29 87.96 82.84
Cost of adult day services 183 45.45 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 86 60.38 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 45 46.87 31.34
Employment growth 180 42.91 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 34 17.31 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 126 71.83 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 76 4.38 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 12 48.54 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 78 23.25 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 6 84.95 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 22 64.20 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 250 22.54 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 65 22.17 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 188 48.31 63.01
Number of public libraries 65 30.61 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 265 27.99 12.40
Funding for older adults 174 27.93 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 233 80.10 85.93
College enrollment 101 24.39 26.46