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Best Cities for Successful Aging | East Stroudsburg, PA
#281
OVERALL RANKING

East Stroudsburg, PA


SCORE: 56.94

#281
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 57.11
 
#281
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 56.02
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.99%
Population 65+:  25,070
Total Population:  167,240

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 276 71.64 81.58 -12.18 %
Health Care 254 38.70 50.15 -22.83 %
Wellness 157 66.73 68.45 -2.51 %
Financial 263 72.50 81.09 -10.59 %
EducationEducation 129 58.25 71.18 -1.67 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
262 55.42 71.18 -22.14 %
Employment 266 37.69 51.56 -26.90 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
277 34.25 57.14 -40.06 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
178 48.44 51.89 -6.65 %
(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 250 33.00 49.09
Crime Rate 102 45.08 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 273 73.32 80.67
Unemployment Rate 202 38.15 46.80
Income Distribution 2 95.00 84.25
Weather 218 52.55 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 193 21.68 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 250 20.69 33.5
Number of hospital beds 262 11.86 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 138 18.78 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 239 12.52 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 177 0.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 229 6.83 13.35
Number of nurses 245 14.02 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 214 1.29 2.35
ER Wait Times 254 13.26 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 116 46.60 46.33
Smoking rate 163 10.48 13.69
Diabetes rate 179 36.36 41.83
Binge drinking 35 29.40 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 134 77.59 74.78
Caregivers 161 34.19 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 89 78.65 76.89
Depression 112 50.18 49.3
Physical activity 189 33.72 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 172 37.44 42.27
Fast-food outlets 84 37.37 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 159 12.83 17.69
Air quality 146 57.89 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 256 36.20 53.83
Total bank deposits 168 0.82 1.37
Tax burden 202 59.76 70.55
Dependency ratio 66 64.82 61.29
Small business growth 218 78.01 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 63 33.87 29.07
Capital gains 132 27.18 31.31
Income growth 254 56.67 60.52
Reverse mortgages 202 15.72 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 230 33.37 46.02
Median rental price 268 47.13 70.18
Households with older adults 110 39.71 39.04
Nursing beds 245 27.29 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 249 48.44 70.35
Home health-care service providers 77 16.67 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 241 6.26 14.8
Cost of assisted living 148 71.03 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 15 91.98 82.84
Cost of adult day services 57 58.33 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 162 52.85 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 280 5.00 31.34
Employment growth 263 39.18 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 182 4.23 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 281 40.91 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 213 1.13 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 57 43.46 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 153 14.70 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 237 31.77 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+ 156 28.26 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 126 16.29 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 84 58.02 63.01
Number of public libraries 168 19.09 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 216 45.12 12.40
Funding for older adults 31 31.59 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 164 85.80 85.93
College enrollment 100 24.43 26.46