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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Visalia-Porterville, CA
#238
OVERALL RANKING

Visalia-Porterville, CA


SCORE: 73.32

#231
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 74.65
 
#233
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 74.83
 
Percent of Population 65+:  9.89%
Population 65+:  44,595
Total Population:  451,043

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 171 72.66 75.28 -3.48 %
Health Care 198 32.46 42.45 -23.53 %
Wellness 94 83.42 81.88 1.88 %
Financial 237 69.50 77.72 -10.58 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
203 61.88 69.85 -11.41 %
Employment / Education 170 52.47 59.20 -11.37 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
138 63.02 64.90 -2.90 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
236 42.73 54.20 -21.16 %
(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 209 40.24 52.43
Crime Rate 176 38.52 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 156 78.87 80.02
Unemployment Rate 248 18.74 41.03
Income Distribution 167 83.43 85.72
Weather 15 62.01 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 177 8.20 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 230 7.82 15.54
Number of hospital beds 116 31.97 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 143 75.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 224 40.50 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 52 19.11 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 151 18.05 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 194 22.21 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 140 9.85 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 23 25.00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 237 4.49 13.47
Number of psychologists 10 48.23 21.04
Number of nurses 238 12.62 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 227 19.53 35.67
ER Wait Times 207 17.72 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 179 89.36 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 48 56.21 50.43
Diabetes Rate 28 57.81 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 188 77.38 81.94
Number of Caregivers 224 59.22 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 125 81.38 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 247 14.65 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 5 90.08 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 16 96.88 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 204 11.75 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 247 27.20 55.90
Total bank deposits 238 .68 1.72
Tax burden 223 53.21 72.59
Dependency Ratio 240 51.59 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 100 71.47 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 244 19.26 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 50 56.77 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 95 63.45 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 67 24.07 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 154 43.00 47.00
Median Rental Price 170 65.05 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 178 45.07 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 119 25.76 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 196 56.63 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 251 .58 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 56 20.94 15.92
Cost of assisted living 213 60.90 70.12
Nursing-home rating 188 22.32 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 32 90.83 84.74
Cost of adult day services 168 51.32 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 111 59.38 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 207 4.33 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 214 65.26 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 109 6.60 9.69
College Enrollment 183 19.90 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 136 69.27 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 144 6.25 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 85 64.84 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 151 13.63 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 178 49.34 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 24 93.56 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 237 27.42 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 214 9.97 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 169 55.71 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 123 22.47 25.07
Number of YMCAs 198 3.74 12.40
Funding for Seniors 176 23.33 25.37