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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Pocatello, ID
#86
OVERALL RANKING

Pocatello, ID


SCORE: 80.94

#88
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 81.96
 
#141
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 79.43
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.81%
Population 65+:  9,879
Total Population:  83,683

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 172 72.60 75.28 -3.56 %
Health Care 173 35.40 42.45 -16.61 %
Wellness 70 84.65 81.88 3.38 %
Financial 84 79.81 77.72 2.69 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
55 76.33 69.85 9.28 %
Employment / Education 60 66.03 59.20 11.54 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
220 58.13 64.90 -10.43 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
22 69.91 54.20 28.99 %
(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 133 51.70 52.43
Crime Rate 77 53.76 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 222 75.35 80.02
Unemployment Rate 99 41.79 41.03
Income Distribution 67 89.08 85.72
Weather 168 43.11 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 65 13.05 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 98 14.42 15.54
Number of hospital beds 201 20.71 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 213 50.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 113 56.85 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 111 36.16 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 38 50.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 140 10.92 13.47
Number of psychologists 37 33.82 21.04
Number of nurses 151 20.83 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 44 48.31 35.67
ER Wait Times 2 83.33 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 81 93.11 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 89 52.07 50.43
Diabetes Rate 152 42.25 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 17 94.28 81.94
Number of Caregivers 142 70.10 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 124 81.41 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 105 42.11 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 186 57.04 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 67 87.14 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 65 28.08 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 19 75.47 55.90
Total bank deposits 231 .72 1.72
Tax burden 46 84.65 72.59
Dependency Ratio 172 58.90 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 129 70.68 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 75 41.94 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 102 40.88 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 241 57.58 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 154 12.41 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 54 57.70 47.00
Median Rental Price 9 87.17 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 182 44.51 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 40 39.89 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 143 66.51 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 35 15.94 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 37 27.01 15.92
Cost of assisted living 37 80.84 70.12
Nursing-home rating 126 30.77 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 87 86.48 84.74
Cost of adult day services 229 41.05 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 143 55.07 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 87 10.31 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 1 100.00 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 108 6.81 9.69
College Enrollment 59 33.48 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 47 78.65 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 101 8.95 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 182 61.41 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 79 19.51 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 237 39.84 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 228 74.92 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 203 32.74 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 41 23.12 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 1 100.00 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 22 43.60 25.07
Number of YMCAs 252 .00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 42 25.18 25.37