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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Bangor, ME
#130
OVERALL RANKING

Bangor, ME


SCORE: 66.65

#128
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 66.58
 
#140
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 66.73
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.45%
Population 65+:  23,718
Total Population:  153,509

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 236 77.25 81.58 -5.31 %
Health Care 71 56.48 50.15 12.62 %
Wellness 153 66.89 68.45 -2.28 %
Financial 165 79.94 81.09 -1.42 %
EducationEducation 77 61.16 71.18 3.24 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
182 67.51 71.18 -5.16 %
Employment 125 50.40 51.56 -2.25 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
99 58.49 57.14 2.36 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
38 58.87 51.89 13.45 %
(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 107 53.51 49.09
Crime Rate 60 51.21 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 226 77.18 80.67
Unemployment Rate 101 49.37 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 268 47.78 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 190 21.80 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 20 52.94 33.5
Number of hospital beds 104 30.68 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 191 66.67 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 17 39.81 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 139 18.71 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 56 37.42 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 87 23.83 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 151 16.67 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 27 22.48 13.35
Number of nurses 44 32.02 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 47 2.78 2.35
ER Wait Times 165 19.89 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 181 42.67 46.33
Smoking rate 195 9.78 13.69
Diabetes rate 173 37.22 41.83
Binge drinking 122 17.95 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 249 58.20 74.78
Caregivers 48 49.02 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 141 76.22 76.89
Depression 274 38.14 49.3
Physical activity 118 38.16 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 222 32.04 42.27
Fast-food outlets 60 39.10 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 43 26.40 17.69
Air quality 29 75.34 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 121 56.16 53.83
Total bank deposits 165 0.83 1.37
Tax burden 160 68.61 70.55
Dependency ratio 40 69.26 61.29
Small business growth 131 81.14 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 144 27.69 29.07
Capital gains 146 26.46 31.31
Income growth 273 55.23 60.52
Reverse mortgages 126 29.26 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 82 53.51 46.02
Median rental price 70 78.05 70.18
Households with older adults 137 38.27 39.04
Nursing beds 150 46.35 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 237 50.91 70.35
Home health-care service providers 94 14.36 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 78 17.52 14.8
Cost of assisted living 267 52.60 71.61
Nursing-home rating 79 30.77 22.29
Older adults in family homes 229 79.18 82.84
Cost of adult day services 273 32.41 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 116 56.85 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 156 21.83 31.34
Employment growth 254 39.87 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 32 18.87 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 188 67.70 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 104 3.34 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 186 34.58 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 49 27.95 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 139 42.93 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 74 50.62 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 89 31.16 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 146 15.29 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 51 63.41 63.01
Number of public libraries 10 55.00 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 190 50.43 12.40
Funding for older adults 142 28.57 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 217 81.87 85.93
College enrollment 48 35.71 26.46