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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Eugene, OR
#196
OVERALL RANKING

Eugene, OR


SCORE: 76.37

#167
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 78.52
 
#198
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 76.99
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.16%
Population 65+:  57,273
Total Population:  354,506

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 247 66.20 75.28 -12.06 %
Health Care 218 31.08 42.45 -26.78 %
Wellness 59 85.09 81.88 3.92 %
Financial 172 74.77 77.72 -3.80 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
219 59.80 69.85 -14.39 %
Employment / Education 119 57.38 59.20 -3.07 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
8 81.37 64.90 25.38 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
88 55.20 54.20 1.85 %
(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 242 30.24 52.43
Crime Rate 184 37.11 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 232 74.32 80.02
Unemployment Rate 177 34.47 41.03
Income Distribution 208 81.00 85.72
Weather 123 47.87 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 70 12.90 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 87 14.71 15.54
Number of hospital beds 228 16.85 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 213 50.00 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 155 17.59 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 108 36.54 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 103 18.79 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 81 14.07 13.47
Number of psychologists 35 34.66 21.04
Number of nurses 184 18.38 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 63 44.21 35.67
ER Wait Times 102 27.78 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 148 90.59 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 99 51.38 50.43
Diabetes Rate 65 51.35 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 3 96.16 81.94
Number of Caregivers 214 59.95 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 63 84.52 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 61 49.70 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 230 51.95 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 25 96.30 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 138 17.92 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 136 54.30 55.90
Total bank deposits 197 .92 1.72
Tax burden 155 70.40 72.59
Dependency Ratio 52 68.12 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 181 68.85 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 96 39.74 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 90 43.11 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 195 60.04 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 206 7.40 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 231 28.15 47.00
Median Rental Price 185 63.24 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 79 52.14 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 237 10.32 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 188 60.00 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 199 3.59 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 6 44.26 15.92
Cost of assisted living 90 73.76 70.12
Nursing-home rating 154 27.35 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 115 85.12 84.74
Cost of adult day services 234 40.63 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 171 51.03 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 184 5.29 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 146 68.92 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 133 5.58 9.69
College Enrollment 37 42.19 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 47 78.65 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 9 44.96 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 219 58.65 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 23 31.07 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 51 63.80 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 40 92.09 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 58 44.80 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 92 18.02 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 54 72.84 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 224 11.97 25.07
Number of YMCAs 199 3.69 12.40
Funding for Seniors 216 23.27 25.37