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Best Cities for Successful Aging | San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA
#87
OVERALL RANKING

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA


SCORE: 80.85

#76
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 82.83
 
#71
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 82.91
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.21%
Population 65+:  44,521
Total Population:  274,622

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 9 84.75 75.28 12.58 %
Health Care 149 37.70 42.45 -11.19 %
Wellness 23 90.34 81.88 10.33 %
Financial 177 74.28 77.72 -4.43 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
227 57.51 69.85 -17.67 %
Employment / Education 79 62.80 59.20 6.08 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
49 69.59 64.90 7.23 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
125 51.59 54.20 -4.82 %
(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 250 18.82 52.43
Crime Rate 57 57.50 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 107 80.40 80.02
Unemployment Rate 155 36.76 41.03
Income Distribution 112 86.39 85.72
Weather 3 76.85 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 120 10.70 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 71 15.82 15.54
Number of hospital beds 25 56.32 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 120 83.33 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 224 40.50 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 43 24.67 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 252 .00 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 214 18.84 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 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 90 13.60 13.47
Number of psychologists 53 29.04 21.04
Number of nurses 248 10.10 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 67 43.47 35.67
ER Wait Times 51 35.71 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 195 88.71 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 8 69.14 50.43
Diabetes Rate 13 65.71 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 188 77.38 81.94
Number of Caregivers 224 59.22 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 23 87.60 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 29 57.74 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 218 53.85 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 15 96.89 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 114 20.08 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 56 65.89 55.90
Total bank deposits 57 1.49 1.72
Tax burden 223 53.21 72.59
Dependency Ratio 45 69.39 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 109 71.03 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 88 40.76 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 50 56.77 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 187 60.24 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 246 2.73 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 250 14.41 47.00
Median Rental Price 246 43.77 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 31 57.36 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 195 15.71 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 196 56.63 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 91 8.69 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 65 19.18 15.92
Cost of assisted living 213 60.90 70.12
Nursing-home rating 1 100.00 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 51 88.91 84.74
Cost of adult day services 168 51.32 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 90 61.58 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 226 3.87 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 166 67.88 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 53 11.85 9.69
College Enrollment 35 42.67 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 152 68.33 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 109 8.40 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 85 64.84 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 53 24.93 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 44 64.64 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 73 89.04 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 55 44.96 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 76 19.44 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 169 55.71 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 105 25.24 25.07
Number of YMCAs 186 4.76 12.40
Funding for Seniors 176 23.33 25.37