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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Binghamton, NY
#193
OVERALL RANKING

Binghamton, NY


SCORE: 64.51

#185
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 64.82
 
#200
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 64.47
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.96%
Population 65+:  42,187
Total Population:  248,772

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 213 78.84 81.58 -3.36 %
Health Care 210 43.36 50.15 -13.54 %
Wellness 121 68.55 68.45 0.15 %
Financial 194 78.11 81.09 -3.67 %
EducationEducation 70 61.83 71.18 4.37 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
214 64.26 71.18 -9.72 %
Employment 137 49.46 51.56 -4.07 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
46 66.64 57.14 16.63 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
191 47.44 51.89 -8.58 %
(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 71 57.73 49.09
Crime Rate 119 43.07 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 278 72.01 80.67
Unemployment Rate 183 39.76 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 254 50.11 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 31 46.12 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 176 28.35 33.5
Number of hospital beds 197 20.75 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 191 66.67 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 33 22.65 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 122 21.30 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 221 14.20 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 123 13.56 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 177 0.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 15 33.33 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 130 11.85 13.35
Number of nurses 134 22.93 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 141 1.85 2.35
ER Wait Times 249 13.54 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 92 47.58 46.33
Smoking rate 228 8.72 13.69
Diabetes rate 149 39.83 41.83
Binge drinking 52 25.96 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 106 80.49 74.78
Caregivers 241 28.35 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 81 79.05 76.89
Depression 99 51.09 49.3
Physical activity 181 34.18 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 86 48.80 42.27
Fast-food outlets 168 32.74 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 35 28.90 17.69
Air quality 93 63.80 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 258 35.34 53.83
Total bank deposits 231 0.66 1.37
Tax burden 274 39.21 70.55
Dependency ratio 99 62.23 61.29
Small business growth 47 85.04 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 82 32.64 29.07
Capital gains 5 63.51 31.31
Income growth 272 55.36 60.52
Reverse mortgages 94 33.68 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 77 54.18 46.02
Median rental price 99 75.27 70.18
Households with older adults 72 42.01 39.04
Nursing beds 82 59.53 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 272 38.78 70.35
Home health-care service providers 213 7.03 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 208 7.81 14.8
Cost of assisted living 247 61.59 71.61
Nursing-home rating 218 7.69 22.29
Older adults in family homes 235 78.75 82.84
Cost of adult day services 246 41.18 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 152 53.85 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 76 33.98 31.34
Employment growth 194 42.55 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 138 5.81 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 132 71.50 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 62 5.17 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 127 38.12 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 118 17.82 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 74 51.48 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 18 66.67 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 60 33.14 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 80 20.40 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 273 37.95 63.01
Number of public libraries 124 23.46 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 178 53.43 12.40
Funding for older adults 41 31.58 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 96 89.22 85.93
College enrollment 78 28.19 26.46