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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Olympia-Tumwater, WA
#186
OVERALL RANKING

Olympia-Tumwater, WA


SCORE: 76.69

#165
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 78.60
 
#201
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 76.83
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.03%
Population 65+:  36,292
Total Population:  258,653

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 168 73.19 75.28 -2.78 %
Health Care 224 30.27 42.45 -28.69 %
Wellness 62 84.98 81.88 3.79 %
Financial 112 78.03 77.72 0.40 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
222 58.61 69.85 -16.09 %
Employment / Education 120 57.35 59.20 -3.13 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
121 64.18 64.90 -1.11 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
58 58.62 54.20 8.15 %
(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 178 44.94 52.43
Crime Rate 109 47.72 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 116 80.12 80.02
Unemployment Rate 143 38.00 41.03
Income Distribution 9 94.97 85.72
Weather 141 46.26 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 17 20.16 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 65 16.13 15.54
Number of hospital beds 230 16.74 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 245 10.71 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 4 50.00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 188 8.39 13.47
Number of psychologists 134 17.86 21.04
Number of nurses 217 15.88 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 72 42.64 35.67
ER Wait Times 209 17.44 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 160 90.11 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 110 50.27 50.43
Diabetes Rate 107 46.16 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 21 91.37 81.94
Number of Caregivers 170 66.42 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 47 85.34 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 143 35.76 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 90 66.91 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 9 97.71 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 115 19.76 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 170 50.71 55.90
Total bank deposits 205 .88 1.72
Tax burden 184 61.61 72.59
Dependency Ratio 82 64.37 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 75 72.59 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 11 64.87 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 70 51.35 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 158 61.31 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 190 9.33 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 211 34.19 47.00
Median Rental Price 235 52.51 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 138 48.42 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 236 11.24 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 214 56.18 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 153 5.32 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 13 38.24 15.92
Cost of assisted living 66 75.63 70.12
Nursing-home rating 173 24.91 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 177 82.43 84.74
Cost of adult day services 155 54.17 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 137 55.80 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 145 6.78 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 121 69.74 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 15 25.46 9.69
College Enrollment 150 21.68 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 217 62.14 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 18 30.13 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 224 58.34 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 140 14.07 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 148 51.91 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 181 80.30 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 137 38.91 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 141 14.21 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 46 73.17 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 25 43.28 25.07
Number of YMCAs 61 16.22 12.40
Funding for Seniors 168 23.34 25.37