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Best Cities for Successful Aging | San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA
#56
OVERALL RANKING

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA


SCORE: 69.65

#56
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 69.98
 
#65
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 69.79
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.21%
Population 65+:  44,521
Total Population:  274,622

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 20 88.97 81.58 9.06 %
Health Care 200 43.93 50.15 -12.40 %
Wellness 15 79.46 68.45 16.08 %
Financial 220 75.79 81.09 -6.54 %
EducationEducation 29 71.11 71.18 20.04 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
260 56.02 71.18 -21.30 %
Employment 171 46.52 51.56 -9.78 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
2 95.39 57.14 66.94 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
221 45.85 51.89 -11.64 %
(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 278 16.98 49.09
Crime Rate 80 48.77 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 14 88.98 80.67
Unemployment Rate 94 50.54 46.80
Income Distribution 203 80.85 84.25
Weather 2 94.66 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 141 26.01 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 131 32.69 33.5
Number of hospital beds 30 48.02 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 142 83.33 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 36 21.37 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 203 0.00 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 266 6.70 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 177 0.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 104 12.95 13.35
Number of nurses 251 13.35 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 232 1.16 2.35
ER Wait Times 102 25.45 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 38 53.07 46.33
Smoking rate 3 64.11 13.69
Diabetes rate 73 46.58 41.83
Binge drinking 114 18.31 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 49 87.67 74.78
Caregivers 263 24.30 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 17 85.45 76.89
Depression 28 59.00 49.3
Physical activity 9 61.70 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 28 60.88 42.27
Fast-food outlets 229 29.78 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 126 15.37 17.69
Air quality 97 63.22 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 69 63.32 53.83
Total bank deposits 54 1.18 1.37
Tax burden 251 52.36 70.55
Dependency ratio 50 66.79 61.29
Small business growth 97 82.24 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 40 36.83 29.07
Capital gains 28 45.50 31.31
Income growth 42 63.72 60.52
Reverse mortgages 277 1.98 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 277 13.33 46.02
Median rental price 271 45.20 70.18
Households with older adults 49 43.74 39.04
Nursing beds 259 22.32 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 179 57.14 70.35
Home health-care service providers 175 9.21 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 59 20.82 14.8
Cost of assisted living 182 67.33 71.61
Nursing-home rating 5 62.50 22.29
Older adults in family homes 97 84.06 82.84
Cost of adult day services 183 45.45 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 163 52.43 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 266 10.63 31.34
Employment growth 7 53.94 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 61 11.55 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 169 68.92 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 1 100.00 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 12 48.54 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 35 30.47 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 32 60.68 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 52 54.41 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 61 33.08 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 88 19.72 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 186 48.44 63.01
Number of public libraries 129 22.81 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 240 35.76 12.40
Funding for older adults 174 27.93 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 26 94.20 85.93
College enrollment 33 42.70 26.46