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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Santa Rosa, CA
#170
OVERALL RANKING

Santa Rosa, CA


SCORE: 77.24

#146
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 79.31
 
#137
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 79.69
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.27%
Population 65+:  74,899
Total Population:  490,596

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 14 83.54 75.28 10.97 %
Health Care 206 31.85 42.45 -24.97 %
Wellness 27 89.46 81.88 9.26 %
Financial 221 72.00 77.72 -7.36 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
243 52.32 69.85 -25.10 %
Employment / Education 121 57.28 59.20 -3.24 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
82 67.17 64.90 3.50 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
161 49.42 54.20 -8.82 %
(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 249 22.50 52.43
Crime Rate 16 71.68 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 227 74.65 80.02
Unemployment Rate 173 34.59 41.03
Income Distribution 153 84.20 85.72
Weather 4 71.80 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 50 15.30 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 80 15.17 15.54
Number of hospital beds 190 22.09 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 192 62.50 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 224 40.50 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 65 14.18 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 175 13.07 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 161 27.10 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 155 7.00 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 148 12.50 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 128 11.42 13.47
Number of psychologists 50 29.63 21.04
Number of nurses 191 17.96 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 79 41.11 35.67
ER Wait Times 110 26.79 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 228 85.93 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 19 62.66 50.43
Diabetes Rate 9 66.33 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 188 77.38 81.94
Number of Caregivers 224 59.22 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 41 85.99 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 52 52.07 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 30 77.16 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 42 90.78 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 146 16.88 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 97 59.54 55.90
Total bank deposits 44 1.61 1.72
Tax burden 223 53.21 72.59
Dependency Ratio 75 64.93 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 166 69.45 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 98 39.37 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 50 56.77 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 239 57.60 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 247 2.71 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 247 15.72 47.00
Median Rental Price 248 42.14 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 61 53.63 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 208 14.67 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 196 56.63 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 215 2.92 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 28 31.00 15.92
Cost of assisted living 213 60.90 70.12
Nursing-home rating 50 47.55 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 184 81.71 84.74
Cost of adult day services 168 51.32 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 70 64.35 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 222 4.04 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 135 69.27 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 106 7.03 9.69
College Enrollment 112 24.57 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 235 58.75 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 60 12.89 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 85 64.84 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 78 19.54 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 56 62.45 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 72 89.10 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 84 42.34 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 52 21.50 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 169 55.71 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 228 11.32 25.07
Number of YMCAs 216 2.74 12.40
Funding for Seniors 176 23.33 25.37