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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Vallejo-Fairfield, CA
#232
OVERALL RANKING

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA


SCORE: 73.82

#224
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 75.67
 
#221
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 76.03
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.39%
Population 65+:  52,083
Total Population:  420,335

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 28 81.50 75.28 8.26 %
Health Care 220 30.87 42.45 -27.28 %
Wellness 143 80.24 81.88 -2.00 %
Financial 241 69.14 77.72 -11.04 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
234 54.79 69.85 -21.56 %
Employment / Education 110 58.33 59.20 -1.47 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
209 58.82 64.90 -9.37 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
165 49.12 54.20 -9.37 %
(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 232 35.12 52.43
Crime Rate 157 41.80 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 203 76.76 80.02
Unemployment Rate 219 29.24 41.03
Income Distribution 68 88.89 85.72
Weather 4 71.80 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 4 28.67 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 103 14.26 15.54
Number of hospital beds 202 20.61 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 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 189 8.50 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 250 7.02 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 15.02 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 105 18.38 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 136 16.67 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 147 10.59 13.47
Number of psychologists 21 40.32 21.04
Number of nurses 146 21.04 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 182 25.24 35.67
ER Wait Times 172 21.43 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 233 84.27 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 64 53.80 50.43
Diabetes Rate 181 39.89 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 188 77.38 81.94
Number of Caregivers 224 59.22 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 85 83.20 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 119 39.82 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 92 66.85 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 41 91.07 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 235 9.29 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 243 32.50 55.90
Total bank deposits 241 .62 1.72
Tax burden 223 53.21 72.59
Dependency Ratio 59 67.03 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 184 68.78 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 160 31.15 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 50 56.77 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 200 59.88 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 231 5.21 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 233 27.74 47.00
Median Rental Price 249 42.04 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 132 48.60 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 210 14.39 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 196 56.63 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 102 7.90 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 32 29.72 15.92
Cost of assisted living 213 60.90 70.12
Nursing-home rating 81 41.03 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 54 88.87 84.74
Cost of adult day services 168 51.32 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 71 64.29 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 169 5.66 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 50 73.02 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 125 5.95 9.69
College Enrollment 121 24.10 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 249 53.55 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 117 7.66 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 85 64.84 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 111 16.03 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 206 46.09 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 87 87.92 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 186 34.36 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 215 9.77 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 169 55.71 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 234 10.56 25.07
Number of YMCAs 5 63.80 12.40
Funding for Seniors 176 23.33 25.37