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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Elmira, NY
#190
OVERALL RANKING

Elmira, NY


SCORE: 64.57

#193
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 64.60
 
#181
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 65.00
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.09%
Population 65+:  14,343
Total Population:  89,147

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 49 85.69 81.58 5.04 %
Health Care 191 44.37 50.15 -11.53 %
Wellness 138 67.69 68.45 -1.11 %
Financial 179 79.22 81.09 -2.31 %
EducationEducation 142 57.63 71.18 -2.72 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
229 62.41 71.18 -12.32 %
Employment 252 39.42 51.56 -23.55 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
63 63.96 57.14 11.94 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
203 46.72 51.89 -9.96 %
(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 63 58.90 49.09
Crime Rate 72 49.50 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 271 73.92 80.67
Unemployment Rate 181 39.97 46.80
Income Distribution 159 82.61 84.25
Weather 252 50.18 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 2 86.94 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 186 27.41 33.5
Number of hospital beds 35 46.50 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 191 66.67 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 3 66.21 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 203 0.00 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 158 20.75 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 102 13.09 13.35
Number of nurses 73 28.80 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 220 1.26 2.35
ER Wait Times 248 13.69 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 133 45.53 46.33
Smoking rate 137 11.17 13.69
Diabetes rate 113 42.75 41.83
Binge drinking 36 29.02 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 117 79.60 74.78
Caregivers 228 29.31 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 209 73.43 76.89
Depression 264 39.31 49.3
Physical activity 156 35.95 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 12 66.47 42.27
Fast-food outlets 157 33.41 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 187 10.90 17.69
Air quality 88 63.95 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 255 36.35 53.83
Total bank deposits 241 0.62 1.37
Tax burden 274 39.21 70.55
Dependency ratio 154 58.90 61.29
Small business growth 163 80.29 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 253 19.11 29.07
Capital gains 5 63.51 31.31
Income growth 201 58.10 60.52
Reverse mortgages 29 49.01 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 72 55.00 46.02
Median rental price 142 70.82 70.18
Households with older adults 97 40.14 39.04
Nursing beds 62 66.26 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 272 38.78 70.35
Home health-care service providers 273 1.81 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 186 8.75 14.8
Cost of assisted living 247 61.59 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 280 73.31 82.84
Cost of adult day services 246 41.18 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 208 48.53 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 229 14.25 31.34
Employment growth 256 39.77 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 155 5.02 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 31 83.61 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 86 4.01 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 127 38.12 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 87 22.26 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 163 40.71 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 34 59.26 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 76 32.19 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 94 19.14 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 271 38.05 63.01
Number of public libraries 117 24.02 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 185 51.64 12.40
Funding for older adults 41 31.58 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 72 90.67 85.93
College enrollment 210 17.09 26.46