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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Cumberland, MD-WV
#150
OVERALL RANKING

Cumberland, MD-WV


SCORE: 65.66

#159
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 65.44
 
#136
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 66.84
 
Percent of Population 65+:  18.50%
Population 65+:  18,834
Total Population:  101,813

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 72 84.23 81.58 3.25 %
Health Care 135 49.46 50.15 -1.38 %
Wellness 249 61.94 68.45 -9.51 %
Financial 176 79.26 81.09 -2.26 %
EducationEducation 126 58.44 71.18 -1.35 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
117 73.62 71.18 3.43 %
Employment 277 34.04 51.56 -33.98 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
57 64.66 57.14 13.16 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
79 54.04 51.89 4.14 %
(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 61 59.23 49.09
Crime Rate 151 39.17 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 264 74.70 80.67
Unemployment Rate 248 33.19 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 174 55.92 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 1 100.00 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 258 19.32 33.5
Number of hospital beds 102 30.98 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 10 51.52 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 106 24.21 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 76 32.29 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 9 61.67 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 239 6.41 13.35
Number of nurses 158 21.69 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 52 2.72 2.35
ER Wait Times 211 16.32 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 252 39.01 46.33
Smoking rate 245 7.77 13.69
Diabetes rate 257 29.73 41.83
Binge drinking 142 17.07 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 97 81.22 74.78
Caregivers 210 30.66 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 220 72.60 76.89
Depression 211 43.60 49.3
Physical activity 227 31.30 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 151 40.00 42.27
Fast-food outlets 212 30.95 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 80 21.33 17.69
Air quality 142 58.23 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 199 46.19 53.83
Total bank deposits 262 0.51 1.37
Tax burden 241 52.62 70.55
Dependency ratio 114 61.31 61.29
Small business growth 240 76.73 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 197 23.36 29.07
Capital gains 223 21.61 31.31
Income growth 202 58.07 60.52
Reverse mortgages 12 60.17 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 41 60.29 46.02
Median rental price 3 94.84 70.18
Households with older adults 22 47.63 39.04
Nursing beds 32 75.99 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 242 50.16 70.35
Home health-care service providers 279 0.40 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 255 5.37 14.8
Cost of assisted living 203 66.62 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 276 73.81 82.84
Cost of adult day services 199 45.41 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 272 35.04 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 238 13.56 31.34
Employment growth 238 40.74 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 139 5.80 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 148 70.51 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 223 0.95 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 5 58.22 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 71 24.13 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 165 40.32 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 23 62.96 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 28 36.48 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 235 9.53 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 161 51.33 63.01
Number of public libraries 58 31.36 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 51 76.69 12.40
Funding for older adults 90 29.36 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 207 82.80 85.93
College enrollment 76 28.51 26.46