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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Longview, WA
#250
OVERALL RANKING

Longview, WA


SCORE: 71.31

#251
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 71.70
 
#251
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 72.61
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.91%
Population 65+:  17,222
Total Population:  101,827

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 227 69.38 75.28 -7.84 %
Health Care 245 26.07 42.45 -38.59 %
Wellness 133 80.84 81.88 -1.27 %
Financial 213 72.39 77.72 -6.86 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
138 69.00 69.85 -1.22 %
Employment / Education 248 41.52 59.20 -29.86 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
237 56.62 64.90 -12.76 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
100 54.44 54.20 0.44 %
(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 161 46.90 52.43
Crime Rate 182 37.95 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 176 77.79 80.02
Unemployment Rate 229 27.21 41.03
Income Distribution 47 90.53 85.72
Weather 123 47.87 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 23 18.52 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 211 9.21 15.54
Number of hospital beds 226 16.97 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 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 252 .00 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 173 24.92 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 208 7.49 13.47
Number of psychologists 138 17.70 21.04
Number of nurses 189 18.05 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 240 15.43 35.67
ER Wait Times 135 24.19 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 226 86.35 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 243 38.60 50.43
Diabetes Rate 178 40.23 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 21 91.37 81.94
Number of Caregivers 170 66.42 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 139 80.66 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 127 38.93 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 27 78.08 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 32 94.98 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 224 10.57 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 211 43.53 55.90
Total bank deposits 252 .41 1.72
Tax burden 184 61.61 72.59
Dependency Ratio 217 56.33 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 209 68.13 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 83 41.28 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 70 51.35 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 111 62.92 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 188 9.51 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 137 45.00 47.00
Median Rental Price 117 72.14 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 35 56.42 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 204 14.80 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 214 56.18 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 131 6.41 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 22 32.54 15.92
Cost of assisted living 66 75.63 70.12
Nursing-home rating 38 51.28 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 166 83.14 84.74
Cost of adult day services 155 54.17 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 241 37.57 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 161 5.97 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 125 69.48 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 194 3.71 9.69
College Enrollment 248 12.98 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 220 61.89 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 147 6.01 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 224 58.34 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 175 11.87 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 225 43.36 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 126 85.33 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 41 46.90 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 191 11.41 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 46 73.17 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 192 14.81 25.07
Number of YMCAs 84 12.59 12.40
Funding for Seniors 168 23.34 25.37