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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Barnstable Town, MA
#166
OVERALL RANKING

Barnstable Town, MA


SCORE: 65.07

#156
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 65.48
 
#216
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 63.88
 
Percent of Population 65+:  26.36%
Population 65+:  56,668
Total Population:  214,947

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 201 79.28 81.58 -2.82 %
Health Care 173 45.83 50.15 -8.61 %
Wellness 11 82.23 68.45 20.13 %
Financial 254 72.90 81.09 -10.10 %
EducationEducation 65 62.55 71.18 5.59 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
271 53.79 71.18 -24.43 %
Employment 66 57.83 51.56 12.16 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
178 53.32 57.14 -6.69 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
66 55.32 51.89 6.61 %
(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 264 29.80 49.09
Crime Rate 76 49.32 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 102 81.77 80.67
Unemployment Rate 209 37.54 46.80
Income Distribution 203 80.85 84.25
Weather 119 63.39 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 57 37.65 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 200 26.20 33.5
Number of hospital beds 281 3.57 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 192 8.58 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 248 11.44 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 140 0.00 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 1 100.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 203 8.12 13.35
Number of nurses 218 17.32 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 108 2.15 2.35
ER Wait Times 85 27.67 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 10 61.59 46.33
Smoking rate 71 15.08 13.69
Diabetes rate 110 42.98 41.83
Binge drinking 101 19.47 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 10 96.01 74.78
Caregivers 276 17.73 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 30 83.11 76.89
Depression 177 45.74 49.3
Physical activity 17 55.06 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 1 100.00 42.27
Fast-food outlets 280 23.54 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 3 79.96 17.69
Air quality 34 74.32 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 86 60.68 53.83
Total bank deposits 9 1.85 1.37
Tax burden 267 46.70 70.55
Dependency ratio 267 48.01 61.29
Small business growth 61 83.89 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 24 40.21 29.07
Capital gains 26 50.13 31.31
Income growth 91 61.13 60.52
Reverse mortgages 275 2.27 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 273 18.16 46.02
Median rental price 261 52.28 70.18
Households with older adults 10 59.86 39.04
Nursing beds 163 43.77 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 270 39.66 70.35
Home health-care service providers 69 18.42 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 268 4.81 14.8
Cost of assisted living 272 47.64 71.61
Nursing-home rating 123 23.53 22.29
Older adults in family homes 152 82.05 82.84
Cost of adult day services 104 53.85 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 36 71.37 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 220 14.81 31.34
Employment growth 196 42.49 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 18 26.90 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 196 66.81 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 171 1.97 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 218 30.32 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 76 23.33 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 46 55.50 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 253 28.40 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 9 52.55 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 35 27.52 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 173 49.31 63.01
Number of public libraries 39 37.53 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 261 29.18 12.40
Funding for older adults 63 30.67 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 1 100.00 85.93
College enrollment 218 16.61 26.46