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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA
#58
OVERALL RANKING

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA


SCORE: 69.38

#75
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 68.58
 
#44
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 70.95
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.76%
Population 65+:  15,200
Total Population:  85,580

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 134 81.44 81.58 -.17 %
Health Care 6 80.91 50.15 61.34 %
Wellness 219 63.66 68.45 -7.00 %
Financial 163 80.01 81.09 -1.33 %
EducationEducation 63 62.64 71.18 5.74 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
132 71.61 71.18 0.60 %
Employment 127 50.28 51.56 -2.48 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
251 45.70 57.14 -20.02 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
107 52.53 51.89 1.23 %
(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 128 50.57 49.09
Crime Rate 12 72.49 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 227 77.12 80.67
Unemployment Rate 125 46.08 46.80
Income Distribution 71 86.36 84.25
Weather 212 52.91 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 211 19.63 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 13 57.16 33.5
Number of hospital beds 1 100.00 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 142 83.33 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 4 65.53 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 79 30.80 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 45 41.07 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 31 39.23 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 151 16.67 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 43 16.67 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 5 45.50 13.35
Number of nurses 2 82.50 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 9 4.37 2.35
ER Wait Times 163 20.05 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 277 35.62 46.33
Smoking rate 120 11.82 13.69
Diabetes rate 225 33.06 41.83
Binge drinking 102 19.46 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 107 80.35 74.78
Caregivers 232 29.15 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 178 74.89 76.89
Depression 215 43.50 49.3
Physical activity 154 36.11 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 65 52.26 42.27
Fast-food outlets 208 31.18 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 75 22.29 17.69
Air quality 176 55.75 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 225 42.16 53.83
Total bank deposits 179 0.79 1.37
Tax burden 202 59.76 70.55
Dependency ratio 53 66.31 61.29
Small business growth 99 82.20 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 20 43.12 29.07
Capital gains 132 27.18 31.31
Income growth 118 60.30 60.52
Reverse mortgages 105 31.92 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 139 45.16 46.02
Median rental price 112 73.66 70.18
Households with older adults 42 44.17 39.04
Nursing beds 4 90.37 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 249 48.44 70.35
Home health-care service providers 79 16.39 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 104 13.76 14.8
Cost of assisted living 148 71.03 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 257 77.10 82.84
Cost of adult day services 57 58.33 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 256 40.65 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 47 46.67 31.34
Employment growth 34 48.53 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 124 6.69 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 165 69.55 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 142 2.49 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 57 43.46 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 31 32.20 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 210 34.90 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 271 12.35 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 57 33.48 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 248 8.60 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 105 56.75 63.01
Number of public libraries 161 19.88 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 54 76.21 12.40
Funding for older adults 48 31.57 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 176 85.18 85.93
College enrollment 52 34.94 26.46