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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
#270
OVERALL RANKING

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ


SCORE: 60.95

#266
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 61.42
 
#264
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 61.09
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.01%
Population 65+:  41,320
Total Population:  275,362

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 280 69.31 81.58 -15.04 %
Health Care 209 43.39 50.15 -13.48 %
Wellness 103 69.34 68.45 1.30 %
Financial 281 63.77 81.09 -21.36 %
EducationEducation 188 55.81 71.18 -5.79 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
266 54.87 71.18 -22.91 %
Employment 45 60.68 51.56 17.69 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
11 79.96 57.14 39.94 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
248 42.70 51.89 -17.71 %
(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 251 32.98 49.09
Crime Rate 179 36.02 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 279 71.45 80.67
Unemployment Rate 272 25.27 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 147 59.61 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 206 20.04 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 127 32.82 33.5
Number of hospital beds 170 24.22 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 165 75.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 203 0.00 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 220 14.27 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 121 13.63 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 177 0.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 25 25.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 90 14.07 13.35
Number of nurses 93 26.78 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 108 2.15 2.35
ER Wait Times 142 22.33 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 82 48.40 46.33
Smoking rate 172 10.30 13.69
Diabetes rate 192 35.82 41.83
Binge drinking 207 14.26 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 40 89.42 74.78
Caregivers 244 28.02 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 161 75.41 76.89
Depression 15 64.05 49.3
Physical activity 202 33.21 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 25 61.68 42.27
Fast-food outlets 205 31.37 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 31 29.42 17.69
Air quality 103 62.50 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 246 37.96 53.83
Total bank deposits 96 1.01 1.37
Tax burden 270 39.59 70.55
Dependency ratio 114 61.31 61.29
Small business growth 210 78.35 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 111 29.95 29.07
Capital gains 121 28.12 31.31
Income growth 260 56.50 60.52
Reverse mortgages 261 4.45 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 257 27.74 46.02
Median rental price 254 54.13 70.18
Households with older adults 66 42.30 39.04
Nursing beds 98 56.50 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 265 43.75 70.35
Home health-care service providers 26 26.49 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 208 7.81 14.8
Cost of assisted living 277 44.10 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 171 81.39 82.84
Cost of adult day services 246 41.18 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 130 55.39 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 272 8.80 31.34
Employment growth 164 43.41 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 7 59.33 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 219 64.56 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 255 0.51 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 203 32.68 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 110 18.88 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 12 80.17 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 4 88.89 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 117 29.78 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 174 13.59 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 199 45.08 63.01
Number of public libraries 125 23.40 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 250 33.29 12.40
Funding for older adults 70 30.02 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 199 83.83 85.93
College enrollment 138 21.41 26.46