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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Salinas, CA
#199
OVERALL RANKING

Salinas, CA


SCORE: 76.03

#176
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 78.25
 
#187
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 77.58
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.24%
Population 65+:  47,877
Total Population:  426,072

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 64 78.29 75.28 4.00 %
Health Care 212 31.54 42.45 -25.70 %
Wellness 33 88.32 81.88 7.87 %
Financial 243 68.78 77.72 -11.50 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
240 53.41 69.85 -23.54 %
Employment / Education 85 61.95 59.20 4.65 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
61 68.78 64.90 5.98 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
166 49.07 54.20 -9.46 %
(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 247 23.77 52.43
Crime Rate 84 52.49 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 167 78.55 80.02
Unemployment Rate 236 26.05 41.03
Income Distribution 102 87.31 85.72
Weather 7 68.73 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 30 17.88 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 123 13.20 15.54
Number of hospital beds 212 18.88 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 224 40.50 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 188 8.86 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 231 14.59 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 101 19.23 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 110 25.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 88 13.67 13.47
Number of psychologists 30 36.79 21.04
Number of nurses 215 16.00 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 155 29.04 35.67
ER Wait Times 129 25.64 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 220 86.82 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 12 66.99 50.43
Diabetes Rate 23 59.91 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 188 77.38 81.94
Number of Caregivers 224 59.22 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 4 92.70 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 211 25.84 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 36 74.37 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 11 97.45 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 129 18.73 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 232 39.19 55.90
Total bank deposits 72 1.38 1.72
Tax burden 223 53.21 72.59
Dependency Ratio 127 61.31 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 217 67.88 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 138 34.36 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 50 56.77 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 234 58.01 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 242 3.99 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 244 18.48 47.00
Median Rental Price 245 43.80 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 148 47.67 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 197 15.65 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 196 56.63 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 151 5.37 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 74 17.84 15.92
Cost of assisted living 213 60.90 70.12
Nursing-home rating 29 54.21 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 37 90.35 84.74
Cost of adult day services 168 51.32 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 57 67.68 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 220 4.07 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 113 70.03 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 30 17.89 9.69
College Enrollment 92 26.70 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 177 66.23 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 56 13.96 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 85 64.84 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 73 20.61 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 86 57.95 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 23 93.83 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 220 31.16 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 75 19.55 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 169 55.71 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 69 30.84 25.07
Number of YMCAs 200 3.68 12.40
Funding for Seniors 176 23.33 25.37