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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Medford, OR
#194
OVERALL RANKING

Medford, OR


SCORE: 76.42

#189
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 77.58
 
#164
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 78.41
 
Percent of Population 65+:  18.83%
Population 65+:  38,877
Total Population:  206,512

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 104 75.52 75.28 0.32 %
Health Care 211 31.58 42.45 -25.61 %
Wellness 61 85.00 81.88 3.81 %
Financial 182 73.98 77.72 -4.81 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
202 62.37 69.85 -10.71 %
Employment / Education 193 49.98 59.20 -15.57 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
51 69.55 64.90 7.16 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
55 59.18 54.20 9.19 %
(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 176 45.05 52.43
Crime Rate 188 36.61 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 236 73.87 80.02
Unemployment Rate 228 27.32 41.03
Income Distribution 139 84.88 85.72
Weather 13 63.09 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 41 16.10 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 101 14.35 15.54
Number of hospital beds 213 18.81 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 236 33.33 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 173 14.07 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 118 35.20 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 27 26.82 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 16 44.77 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 148 10.56 13.47
Number of psychologists 181 13.84 21.04
Number of nurses 164 20.03 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 53 46.56 35.67
ER Wait Times 186 20.09 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 139 90.98 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 31 58.72 50.43
Diabetes Rate 39 55.27 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 3 96.16 81.94
Number of Caregivers 214 59.95 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 107 82.17 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 133 38.39 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 183 57.58 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 18 96.73 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 181 13.49 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 39 67.92 55.90
Total bank deposits 172 1.06 1.72
Tax burden 155 70.40 72.59
Dependency Ratio 228 55.49 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 229 67.21 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 109 37.79 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 90 43.11 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 236 57.90 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 170 10.99 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 169 41.53 47.00
Median Rental Price 196 61.24 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 20 59.78 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 249 5.85 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 188 60.00 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 190 4.04 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 5 45.99 15.92
Cost of assisted living 90 73.76 70.12
Nursing-home rating 126 30.77 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 136 84.40 84.74
Cost of adult day services 234 40.63 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 179 50.25 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 98 9.32 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 138 69.17 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 137 5.38 9.69
College Enrollment 210 17.76 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 61 77.44 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 132 7.04 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 219 58.65 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 57 23.57 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 61 61.96 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 48 91.01 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 17 52.21 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 97 17.38 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 54 72.84 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 97 26.05 25.07
Number of YMCAs 174 5.93 12.40
Funding for Seniors 216 23.27 25.37