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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Kennewick-Richland, WA
#188
OVERALL RANKING

Kennewick-Richland, WA


SCORE: 76.54

#172
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 78.34
 
#194
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 77.21
 
Percent of Population 65+:  10.77%
Population 65+:  28,887
Total Population:  268,160

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 147 74.13 75.28 -1.53 %
Health Care 230 29.39 42.45 -30.77 %
Wellness 53 85.50 81.88 4.42 %
Financial 129 77.18 77.72 -.69 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
197 63.26 69.85 -9.43 %
Employment / Education 133 56.32 59.20 -4.86 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
117 64.33 64.90 -.88 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
130 51.40 54.20 -5.17 %
(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 236 33.88 52.43
Crime Rate 60 56.94 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 4 90.49 80.02
Unemployment Rate 188 33.40 41.03
Income Distribution 108 87.01 85.72
Weather 123 47.87 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 10 24.39 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 159 11.46 15.54
Number of hospital beds 215 18.29 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 200 60.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 240 38.12 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 91 28.85 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 114 35.58 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 102 12.92 13.47
Number of psychologists 202 11.41 21.04
Number of nurses 195 17.44 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 181 25.40 35.67
ER Wait Times 91 28.85 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 199 88.46 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 115 49.89 50.43
Diabetes Rate 109 46.01 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 21 91.37 81.94
Number of Caregivers 170 66.42 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 113 81.83 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 82 45.99 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 37 74.29 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 2 99.95 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 183 13.31 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 221 41.21 55.90
Total bank deposits 235 .69 1.72
Tax burden 184 61.61 72.59
Dependency Ratio 215 56.50 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 5 78.15 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 35 48.15 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 70 51.35 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 10 70.01 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 184 9.99 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 226 30.54 47.00
Median Rental Price 155 68.10 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 199 42.27 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 192 15.88 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 214 56.18 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 134 6.30 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 16 36.03 15.92
Cost of assisted living 66 75.63 70.12
Nursing-home rating 126 30.77 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 48 89.17 84.74
Cost of adult day services 155 54.17 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 126 57.56 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 157 6.10 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 13 77.37 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 34 15.47 9.69
College Enrollment 219 17.30 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 71 75.88 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 20 29.74 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 224 58.34 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 144 13.99 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 223 43.68 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 155 82.56 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 228 29.87 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 177 12.46 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 46 73.17 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 117 23.32 25.07
Number of YMCAs 173 5.99 12.40
Funding for Seniors 168 23.34 25.37