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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Canton-Massillon, OH
#212
OVERALL RANKING

Canton-Massillon, OH


SCORE: 63.81

#213
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 63.85
 
#187
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 64.87
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.95%
Population 65+:  68,426
Total Population:  403,679

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 169 80.29 81.58 -1.58 %
Health Care 158 47.43 50.15 -5.42 %
Wellness 254 61.73 68.45 -9.82 %
Financial 233 74.72 81.09 -7.86 %
EducationEducation 135 57.91 71.18 -2.25 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
67 78.48 71.18 10.26 %
Employment 204 44.36 51.56 -13.96 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
166 53.90 57.14 -5.67 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
119 51.75 51.89 -.27 %
(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 45 61.49 49.09
Crime Rate 146 40.16 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 96 81.91 80.67
Unemployment Rate 135 44.42 46.80
Income Distribution 71 86.36 84.25
Weather 206 53.34 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 157 24.58 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 170 29.22 33.5
Number of hospital beds 163 24.52 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 136 85.71 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 53 13.99 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 169 13.15 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 234 13.15 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 78 25.11 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 34 57.14 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 51 14.29 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 153 11.09 13.35
Number of nurses 145 22.45 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 118 2.05 2.35
ER Wait Times 152 21.21 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 173 42.91 46.33
Smoking rate 238 8.21 13.69
Diabetes rate 245 31.33 41.83
Binge drinking 127 17.83 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 137 77.21 74.78
Caregivers 185 32.25 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 154 75.63 76.89
Depression 261 39.83 49.3
Physical activity 175 34.65 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 152 39.87 42.27
Fast-food outlets 240 28.90 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 84 20.66 17.69
Air quality 274 45.94 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 148 53.15 53.83
Total bank deposits 130 0.90 1.37
Tax burden 155 69.88 70.55
Dependency ratio 202 57.19 61.29
Small business growth 239 76.74 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 159 26.29 29.07
Capital gains 247 19.68 31.31
Income growth 92 61.09 60.52
Reverse mortgages 190 17.50 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 64 55.83 46.02
Median rental price 51 80.67 70.18
Households with older adults 72 42.01 39.04
Nursing beds 54 69.54 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 122 66.67 70.35
Home health-care service providers 75 17.58 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 198 8.36 14.8
Cost of assisted living 213 64.91 71.61
Nursing-home rating 94 28.21 22.29
Older adults in family homes 225 79.46 82.84
Cost of adult day services 46 63.64 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 123 56.02 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 169 20.33 31.34
Employment growth 219 41.80 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 245 2.40 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 148 70.51 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 97 3.50 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 253 23.87 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 207 10.65 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 188 36.88 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 42 55.89 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 56 33.56 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 195 12.37 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 85 57.98 63.01
Number of public libraries 112 24.59 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 151 60.24 12.40
Funding for older adults 76 29.69 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 130 87.67 85.93
College enrollment 141 21.40 26.46