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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA
#209
OVERALL RANKING

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA


SCORE: 75.56

#217
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 76.27
 
#231
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 75.24
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.43%
Population 65+:  20,578
Total Population:  118,056

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 237 68.25 75.28 -9.34 %
Health Care 154 37.23 42.45 -12.30 %
Wellness 28 89.00 81.88 8.70 %
Financial 167 75.06 77.72 -3.42 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
220 59.30 69.85 -15.10 %
Employment / Education 223 47.59 59.20 -19.61 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
201 59.58 64.90 -8.20 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
69 57.25 54.20 5.63 %
(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 208 40.44 52.43
Crime Rate 207 34.13 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 187 77.29 80.02
Unemployment Rate 198 32.06 41.03
Income Distribution 6 95.37 85.72
Weather 141 46.26 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 24 18.41 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 125 13.15 15.54
Number of hospital beds 240 14.65 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 236 33.33 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 104 25.49 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 19 63.63 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 9 47.93 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 53 27.13 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 24 66.67 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 51 16.57 13.47
Number of psychologists 220 7.02 21.04
Number of nurses 219 15.68 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 152 29.57 35.67
ER Wait Times 85 29.41 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 125 91.57 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 98 51.44 50.43
Diabetes Rate 26 58.31 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 21 91.37 81.94
Number of Caregivers 170 66.42 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 81 83.30 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 50 52.23 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 135 61.82 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 24 96.39 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 59 29.12 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 57 65.84 55.90
Total bank deposits 86 1.34 1.72
Tax burden 184 61.61 72.59
Dependency Ratio 232 55.33 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 182 68.83 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 20 54.56 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 70 51.35 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 233 58.04 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 213 6.90 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 214 33.44 47.00
Median Rental Price 220 56.24 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 33 57.17 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 129 24.77 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 214 56.18 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 233 2.02 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 31 29.83 15.92
Cost of assisted living 66 75.63 70.12
Nursing-home rating 217 10.26 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 26 91.36 84.74
Cost of adult day services 155 54.17 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 151 53.84 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 135 7.46 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 222 64.59 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 227 2.38 9.69
College Enrollment 247 13.06 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 233 59.22 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 100 8.97 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 224 58.34 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 127 15.00 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 117 54.95 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 195 79.22 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 27 48.34 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 160 13.34 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 46 73.17 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 150 18.89 25.07
Number of YMCAs 32 21.43 12.40
Funding for Seniors 168 23.34 25.37