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Best Cities for Successful Aging | California-Lexington Park, MD
#243
OVERALL RANKING

California-Lexington Park, MD


SCORE: 62.45

#218
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 63.59
 
#269
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 60.71
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.01%
Population 65+:  13,250
Total Population:  110,350

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 181 79.97 81.58 -1.97 %
Health Care 219 42.45 50.15 -15.35 %
Wellness 118 68.65 68.45 0.29 %
Financial 273 70.26 81.09 -13.36 %
EducationEducation 113 59.04 71.18 -.34 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
273 53.46 71.18 -24.89 %
Employment 4 91.33 51.56 77.13 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
220 50.29 57.14 -11.99 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
241 44.01 51.89 -15.19 %
(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 265 29.32 49.09
Crime Rate 53 53.61 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 181 79.05 80.67
Unemployment Rate 112 47.67 46.80
Income Distribution 8 92.68 84.25
Weather 121 63.09 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 68 36.56 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 239 22.38 33.5
Number of hospital beds 276 8.60 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 62 35.57 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 132 23.71 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 18 45.30 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 177 0.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 158 10.93 13.35
Number of nurses 238 15.10 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 248 1.02 2.35
ER Wait Times 264 12.01 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 160 43.43 46.33
Smoking rate 177 10.19 13.69
Diabetes rate 162 38.42 41.83
Binge drinking 246 12.07 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 52 87.24 74.78
Caregivers 124 38.14 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 124 77.16 76.89
Depression 29 58.92 49.3
Physical activity 124 37.99 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 235 28.37 42.27
Fast-food outlets 76 37.88 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 93 19.44 17.69
Air quality 83 64.71 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 275 26.60 53.83
Total bank deposits 238 0.63 1.37
Tax burden 269 46.32 70.55
Dependency ratio 71 64.37 61.29
Small business growth 126 81.35 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 54 34.65 29.07
Capital gains 220 22.13 31.31
Income growth 154 59.36 60.52
Reverse mortgages 164 22.44 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 270 21.03 46.02
Median rental price 275 44.58 70.18
Households with older adults 246 30.94 39.04
Nursing beds 96 57.00 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 241 50.36 70.35
Home health-care service providers 278 0.46 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 274 3.95 14.8
Cost of assisted living 217 64.74 71.61
Nursing-home rating 56 33.33 22.29
Older adults in family homes 61 85.86 82.84
Cost of adult day services 205 44.30 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 203 49.06 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 1 100.00 31.34
Employment growth 236 40.81 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 3 69.14 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 275 51.69 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 147 2.45 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 2 88.32 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 150 14.82 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 90 49.77 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+ 248 22.63 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 218 11.26 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 89 57.45 63.01
Number of public libraries 225 13.38 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 202 48.44 12.40
Funding for older adults 157 28.42 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 143 87.05 85.93
College enrollment 96 24.67 26.46