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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Lewiston, ID-WA
#100
OVERALL RANKING

Lewiston, ID-WA


SCORE: 80.33

#129
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 80.06
 
#110
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 80.87
 
Percent of Population 65+:  18.94%
Population 65+:  11,641
Total Population:  61,457

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 189 71.75 75.28 -4.69 %
Health Care 88 45.18 42.45 6.43 %
Wellness 37 87.58 81.88 6.96 %
Financial 144 76.45 77.72 -1.63 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
113 71.71 69.85 2.66 %
Employment / Education 214 48.05 59.20 -18.83 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
94 65.41 64.90 0.79 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
31 68.25 54.20 25.92 %
(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 165 46.29 52.43
Crime Rate 158 41.35 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 198 76.96 80.02
Unemployment Rate 92 42.68 41.03
Income Distribution 13 93.58 85.72
Weather 149 45.25 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 61 13.41 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 151 11.82 15.54
Number of hospital beds 196 21.28 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 221 45.64 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 39 47.16 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 94 39.32 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 1 100.00 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 35 18.88 13.47
Number of psychologists 27 37.10 21.04
Number of nurses 98 25.04 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 158 28.77 35.67
ER Wait Times 197 18.75 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 40 94.97 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 180 44.80 50.43
Diabetes Rate 151 42.26 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 20 91.91 81.94
Number of Caregivers 165 67.11 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 166 79.37 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 31 57.34 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 57 71.32 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 28 95.97 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 60 28.76 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 11 77.07 55.90
Total bank deposits 190 .97 1.72
Tax burden 167 64.95 72.59
Dependency Ratio 223 55.82 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 110 71.00 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 42 47.24 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 78 49.96 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 154 61.37 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 244 3.31 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 168 41.77 47.00
Median Rental Price 43 80.46 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 25 59.22 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 90 28.81 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 178 60.91 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 83 9.23 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 19 34.39 15.92
Cost of assisted living 48 78.15 70.12
Nursing-home rating 57 44.44 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 174 82.62 84.74
Cost of adult day services 214 46.71 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 212 44.49 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 101 9.18 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 175 67.38 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 135 5.47 9.69
College Enrollment 165 20.95 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 9 88.82 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 201 3.60 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 204 58.92 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 68 21.73 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 173 49.85 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 91 87.55 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 16 52.53 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 115 15.68 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 33 78.26 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 7 64.00 25.07
Number of YMCAs 38 19.86 12.40
Funding for Seniors 104 23.69 25.37