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San Diego among least affordable cities in the U.S. for seniors

Growing Senior Citizens Population Creates Challenges For Policymakers
Posted at 1:12 PM, Oct 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 23:05:21-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A new report shows how San Diego ranks among U.S. and California cities for seniors.

According to, San Diego ranks 159th out of 302 cities nationally for best and worst cities for seniors.

San Diego ranked high on the list when it comes to quality of life, ranking 94th out of the 302 cities.

Some areas where San Diego ranked lower include healthcare,180th out of 302 and affordability, placing 194th out of 302.

In California, San Diego ranked fairly low, coming in at 45th among 75 cities. The best cities in The Golden State for seniors are San Francisco, Woodland Hills, Santa Monica and Burlingame.

Nationally, San Francisco also took the top spot, followed by Fredericksburg, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Boston Massachusetts. rated the cities using data on healthcare, housing options, community engagement, transportation, quality of life and workforce development.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, seniors will outnumber kids by 2035.

A separate study found that retirees in America's Finest City are downsizing to make it in San Diego.

Meanwhile, other programs in San Diego, another program run by the Jewish Family Service is setting its sights on seniors struggling in San Diego.