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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA
#251
OVERALL RANKING

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA


SCORE: 62.11

#253
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 62.14
 
#243
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 62.48
 
Percent of Population 65+:  18.18%
Population 65+:  27,810
Total Population:  152,950

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 204 79.16 81.58 -2.97 %
Health Care 203 43.66 50.15 -12.94 %
Wellness 178 65.45 68.45 -4.38 %
Financial 239 74.39 81.09 -8.26 %
EducationEducation 253 51.00 71.18 -13.91 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
210 64.84 71.18 -8.91 %
Employment 236 41.38 51.56 -19.74 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
117 56.90 57.14 -.42 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
76 54.15 51.89 4.36 %
(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 178 44.76 49.09
Crime Rate 49 55.01 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 104 81.57 80.67
Unemployment Rate 97 50.11 46.80
Income Distribution 2 95.00 84.25
Weather 184 55.31 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 235 17.54 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 212 24.86 33.5
Number of hospital beds 246 14.29 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 152 17.16 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 144 22.87 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 39 50.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 253 5.40 13.35
Number of nurses 256 11.97 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 180 1.54 2.35
ER Wait Times 102 25.45 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 203 41.74 46.33
Smoking rate 42 17.88 13.69
Diabetes rate 190 35.85 41.83
Binge drinking 41 27.70 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 123 78.95 74.78
Caregivers 238 28.69 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 77 79.11 76.89
Depression 137 48.45 49.3
Physical activity 221 31.75 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 106 46.78 42.27
Fast-food outlets 94 36.59 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 89 20.26 17.69
Air quality 253 49.55 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 251 36.78 53.83
Total bank deposits 199 0.74 1.37
Tax burden 202 59.76 70.55
Dependency ratio 252 53.51 61.29
Small business growth 181 79.44 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 131 29.10 29.07
Capital gains 132 27.18 31.31
Income growth 128 59.95 60.52
Reverse mortgages 134 26.96 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 179 40.62 46.02
Median rental price 170 68.11 70.18
Households with older adults 47 43.88 39.04
Nursing beds 126 51.03 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 249 48.44 70.35
Home health-care service providers 215 6.89 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 144 11.28 14.8
Cost of assisted living 148 71.03 71.61
Nursing-home rating 195 12.50 22.29
Older adults in family homes 47 86.82 82.84
Cost of adult day services 57 58.33 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 146 54.32 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 198 17.45 31.34
Employment growth 271 36.38 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 212 3.47 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 210 65.38 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 148 2.44 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 57 43.46 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 132 16.21 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 114 45.63 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 109 47.92 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 47 34.27 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 216 11.32 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 96 56.98 63.01
Number of public libraries 162 19.81 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 39 79.55 12.40
Funding for older adults 31 31.59 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 231 80.21 85.93
College enrollment 240 15.16 26.46