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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Walla Walla, WA
#59
OVERALL RANKING

Walla Walla, WA


SCORE: 69.37

#55
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 70.01
 
#89
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 68.68
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.19%
Population 65+:  10,960
Total Population:  63,750

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 265 74.29 81.58 -8.94 %
Health Care 138 49.42 50.15 -1.46 %
Wellness 47 73.56 68.45 7.47 %
Financial 191 78.22 81.09 -3.54 %
EducationEducation 43 66.20 71.18 11.75 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
179 67.67 71.18 -4.93 %
Employment 17 72.90 51.56 41.39 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
9 80.87 57.14 41.53 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
37 58.89 51.89 13.49 %
(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 213 39.22 49.09
Crime Rate 213 32.04 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 220 77.47 80.67
Unemployment Rate 180 40.17 46.80
Income Distribution 71 86.36 84.25
Weather 149 59.50 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 237 17.28 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 26 50.12 33.5
Number of hospital beds 148 26.26 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 256 40.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 43 43.43 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 13 57.90 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 186 9.09 13.35
Number of nurses 98 26.08 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 156 1.72 2.35
ER Wait Times 33 38.57 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 86 48.03 46.33
Smoking rate 47 17.60 13.69
Diabetes rate 157 39.02 41.83
Binge drinking 222 13.39 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 3 97.33 74.78
Caregivers 247 27.39 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 89 78.65 76.89
Depression 143 47.91 49.3
Physical activity 73 43.18 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 140 42.09 42.27
Fast-food outlets 8 48.71 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 74 22.44 17.69
Air quality 27 77.13 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 117 56.60 53.83
Total bank deposits 119 0.92 1.37
Tax burden 190 60.38 70.55
Dependency ratio 98 62.33 61.29
Small business growth 213 78.32 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 52 34.74 29.07
Capital gains 51 39.00 31.31
Income growth 126 59.99 60.52
Reverse mortgages 170 21.06 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 216 35.57 46.02
Median rental price 123 72.79 70.18
Households with older adults 54 43.31 39.04
Nursing beds 164 43.57 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 227 52.63 70.35
Home health-care service providers 207 7.46 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 18 35.79 14.8
Cost of assisted living 257 54.59 71.61
Nursing-home rating 16 50.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 226 79.45 82.84
Cost of adult day services 148 51.47 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 93 59.96 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 1 100.00 31.34
Employment growth 255 39.85 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 178 4.26 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 1 100.00 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 46 6.94 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 104 39.50 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 4 52.85 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 25 62.91 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 43 55.56 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 75 32.41 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 45 26.11 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 47 65.86 63.01
Number of public libraries 18 44.48 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 226 42.89 12.40
Funding for older adults 209 27.44 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 47 92.54 85.93
College enrollment 56 33.83 26.46