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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Erie, PA
#143
OVERALL RANKING

Erie, PA


SCORE: 66.03

#151
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 65.75
 
#115
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 67.63
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.00%
Population 65+:  42,129
Total Population:  280,823

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 128 81.66 81.58 0.10 %
Health Care 84 54.86 50.15 9.39 %
Wellness 184 65.27 68.45 -4.65 %
Financial 262 72.57 81.09 -10.51 %
EducationEducation 95 60.12 71.18 1.49 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
125 72.89 71.18 2.40 %
Employment 261 38.28 51.56 -25.76 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
39 69.25 57.14 21.19 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
115 52.01 51.89 0.23 %
(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 76 57.20 49.09
Crime Rate 65 50.91 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 204 78.04 80.67
Unemployment Rate 133 44.93 46.80
Income Distribution 159 82.61 84.25
Weather 193 54.44 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 124 27.72 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 113 34.21 33.5
Number of hospital beds 75 36.12 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 188 71.43 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 76 31.50 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 101 28.00 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 28 40.11 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 119 28.57 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 51 14.29 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 38 19.41 13.35
Number of nurses 95 26.52 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 27 3.29 2.35
ER Wait Times 43 36.02 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 170 43.08 46.33
Smoking rate 209 9.42 13.69
Diabetes rate 202 35.06 41.83
Binge drinking 253 11.74 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 108 80.04 74.78
Caregivers 178 32.55 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 176 74.98 76.89
Depression 233 42.32 49.3
Physical activity 147 36.71 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 96 48.10 42.27
Fast-food outlets 111 35.71 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 34 29.06 17.69
Air quality 189 55.00 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 212 44.50 53.83
Total bank deposits 141 0.88 1.37
Tax burden 202 59.76 70.55
Dependency ratio 104 62.02 61.29
Small business growth 264 75.13 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 156 26.54 29.07
Capital gains 132 27.18 31.31
Income growth 213 57.83 60.52
Reverse mortgages 176 20.22 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 79 53.78 46.02
Median rental price 60 79.39 70.18
Households with older adults 132 38.56 39.04
Nursing beds 58 68.72 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 249 48.44 70.35
Home health-care service providers 70 18.03 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 172 9.53 14.8
Cost of assisted living 148 71.03 71.61
Nursing-home rating 179 15.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 248 77.87 82.84
Cost of adult day services 57 58.33 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 237 44.64 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 251 12.10 31.34
Employment growth 117 44.96 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 195 3.95 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 60 79.27 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 48 6.91 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 57 43.46 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 29 32.98 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 192 36.51 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 11 71.60 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 120 29.68 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 107 17.55 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 99 56.90 63.01
Number of public libraries 191 16.28 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 111 66.95 12.40
Funding for older adults 31 31.59 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 91 89.53 85.93
College enrollment 104 24.01 26.46