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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
#21
OVERALL RANKING

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY


SCORE: 74.06

#23
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 74.12
 
#37
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 71.94
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.77%
Population 65+:  129,252
Total Population:  875,158

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 61 86.17 87.83 -1.89 %
Health Care 50 62.95 62.09 1.39 %
Wellness 45 71.95 72.07 -.17 %
Financial Security 5 96.34 88.25 9.17 %
Education 15 67.26 61.67 9.06 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
16 56.69 46.42 22.12 %
Employment 47 63.46 63.96 -.78 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
88 59.31 69.42 -14.56 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
16 80.95 73.23 10.54 %
(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 57 44.02 46.41
Crime rate 22 63.97 52.77
Internet access 35 86.86 83.51
Employment growth 81 82.95 86.82
Unemployment rate 23 70.31 64.06
Income distribution 6 90.91 86.33
Weather 97 50.51 65.13
Fatal car crashes 25 65.31 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 54 90.36 62.02
Primary-care physicians 75 50.82 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 27 54.75 45.49
Number of nurses 40 40.39 38.33
Number of hospital beds 41 38.83 37.22
Long-term hospitals 36 24.16 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 28 46.78 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 54 38.18 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 23 19.54 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 25 47.25 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 54 31.19 31.70
Dialysis centers 91 19.63 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 64 42.02 48.95
Physical therapists 46 56.01 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 60 57.52 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 85 71.43 83.71
Medical school affiliation 6 81.82 45.76
Magnet hospitals 32 17.14 14.40
ER wait times 81 27.77 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 41 71.34 70.79
Smoking rate 47 26.90 30.34
Diabetes rate 47 48.29 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 61 80.79 81.26
Caregivers 76 31.97 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 34 85.59 84.59
Depression 20 47.73 43.31
Physical activity 51 62.15 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 21 54.75 46.08
Fast-food outlets 89 53.06 61.73
Falls with injury 99 20.56 38.43
Binge drinking 85 32.18 40.64
Air quality 19 76.10 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 58 46.08 47.44
Total bank deposits 45 5.50 7.24
Tax burden 94 39.21 68.14
Dependency ratio 15 91.20 84.57
Growth of small businesses 41 86.98 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 4 82.65 58.57
Capital gains 2 89.97 49.15
Income growth 71 81.41 84.11
Reverse mortgages 17 28.72 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 72 36.32 44.17
Median rental price 57 67.24 69.47
Households with older adults 34 57.24 55.52
Nursing beds 38 66.36 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 94 38.78 64.62
Home health-care service providers 53 13.09 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 68 16.31 23.14
Cost of assisted living 85 70.24 80.63
Nursing-home rating 43 36.17 36.99
Older adults in family homes 98 76.94 84.60
Cost of adult day services 92 41.18 55.79

Employment Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 72.79
65+ unemployment rate 30.13
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 85.90
Output of service sector/manufacturing 22.62
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Walk score 30 59.77 50.90
Commute times 22 85.78 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 9 71.91 38.41
Number of passenger trips 35 7.87 9.79
Public transport fare 45 11.76 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 81 57.68 67.65
Grocery stores 16 41.86 33.58
Special needs transportation 9 56.59 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 25 52.13 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 16 39.80 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 95 37.99 53.28
Number of public libraries 10 67.59 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 60 53.00 60.15
Funding for older adults 9 83.15 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 14 94.95 38.00
College enrollment 30 62.86 58.16
Number of community colleges 24 25.59 20.92
Number of universities 41 42.49 38.93