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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Redding, CA
#242
OVERALL RANKING

Redding, CA


SCORE: 72.95

#239
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 73.97
 
#234
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 74.79
 
Percent of Population 65+:  18.16%
Population 65+:  32,389
Total Population:  178,368

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 178 72.40 75.28 -3.83 %
Health Care 165 36.10 42.45 -14.96 %
Wellness 124 81.62 81.88 -.32 %
Financial 247 67.97 77.72 -12.55 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
223 58.16 69.85 -16.74 %
Employment / Education 195 49.70 59.20 -16.05 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
122 64.16 64.90 -1.14 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
177 48.19 54.20 -11.09 %
(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 217 38.61 52.43
Crime Rate 195 35.50 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 244 72.59 80.02
Unemployment Rate 242 22.11 41.03
Income Distribution 85 87.95 85.72
Weather 13 63.09 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 196 7.49 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 133 12.79 15.54
Number of hospital beds 157 27.89 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 232 40.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 224 40.50 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 32 36.25 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 158 16.56 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 159 27.59 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 20 31.36 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 29 35.18 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 127 20.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 80 14.08 13.47
Number of psychologists 183 13.03 21.04
Number of nurses 168 19.74 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 95 38.19 35.67
ER Wait Times 148 23.08 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 91 92.61 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 113 50.07 50.43
Diabetes Rate 54 52.82 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 188 77.38 81.94
Number of Caregivers 224 59.22 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 187 77.78 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 153 34.57 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 182 57.59 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 29 95.88 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 93 23.18 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 160 51.75 55.90
Total bank deposits 169 1.08 1.72
Tax burden 223 53.21 72.59
Dependency Ratio 228 55.49 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 248 65.39 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 200 26.33 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 50 56.77 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 227 58.51 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 224 6.15 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 210 34.36 47.00
Median Rental Price 215 56.97 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 12 62.38 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 213 13.88 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 196 56.63 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 150 5.48 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 25 32.13 15.92
Cost of assisted living 213 60.90 70.12
Nursing-home rating 217 10.26 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 91 86.36 84.74
Cost of adult day services 168 51.32 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 227 41.21 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 216 4.20 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 96 70.58 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 21 22.65 9.69
College Enrollment 154 21.42 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 71 75.88 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 162 5.35 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 85 64.84 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 125 15.15 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 82 58.60 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 152 82.79 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 22 50.36 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 125 14.95 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 169 55.71 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 250 6.13 25.07
Number of YMCAs 162 6.97 12.40
Funding for Seniors 176 23.33 25.37