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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Corvallis, OR
#39
OVERALL RANKING

Corvallis, OR


SCORE: 84.97

#26
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 88.88
 
#67
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 83.14
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.06%
Population 65+:  11,291
Total Population:  86,436

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 94 76.04 75.28 1.01 %
Health Care 192 33.64 42.45 -20.75 %
Wellness 6 93.06 81.88 13.65 %
Financial 44 83.00 77.72 6.79 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
223 58.16 69.85 -16.74 %
Employment / Education 4 85.22 59.20 43.95 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
12 77.40 64.90 19.26 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
75 56.54 54.20 4.32 %
(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 235 34.17 52.43
Crime Rate 29 66.99 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 63 82.56 80.02
Unemployment Rate 58 48.23 41.03
Income Distribution 231 79.21 85.72
Weather 123 47.87 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 127 10.48 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 27 21.66 15.54
Number of hospital beds 207 20.09 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 248 36.94 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 252 .00 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 128 33.21 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 252 .00 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 114 12.02 13.47
Number of psychologists 43 31.74 21.04
Number of nurses 171 19.45 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 32 52.50 35.67
ER Wait Times 142 23.44 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 242 80.06 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 20 62.54 50.43
Diabetes Rate 19 62.28 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 3 96.16 81.94
Number of Caregivers 214 59.95 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 13 90.02 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 9 71.34 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 146 60.84 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 22 96.57 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 75 25.47 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 210 43.56 55.90
Total bank deposits 218 .81 1.72
Tax burden 155 70.40 72.59
Dependency Ratio 10 85.78 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 127 70.72 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 3 86.21 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 90 43.11 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 139 61.80 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 197 8.47 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 230 28.67 47.00
Median Rental Price 163 66.20 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 185 44.13 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 251 4.03 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 188 60.00 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 153 5.32 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 10 40.18 15.92
Cost of assisted living 90 73.76 70.12
Nursing-home rating 217 10.26 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 135 84.41 84.74
Cost of adult day services 234 40.63 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 21 77.27 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 31 20.83 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 60 72.47 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 251 .89 9.69
College Enrollment 8 76.74 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 22 83.89 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 50 15.41 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 219 58.65 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 3 59.88 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 110 55.25 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 130 85.00 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 168 36.23 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 157 13.45 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 54 72.84 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 107 24.93 25.07
Number of YMCAs 14 33.55 12.40
Funding for Seniors 216 23.27 25.37