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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Gettysburg, PA
#268
OVERALL RANKING

Gettysburg, PA


SCORE: 60.99

#267
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 61.41
 
#272
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 60.16
 
Percent of Population 65+:  18.26%
Population 65+:  18,590
Total Population:  101,790

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 7 91.80 81.58 12.53 %
Health Care 273 34.90 50.15 -30.41 %
Wellness 246 62.17 68.45 -9.17 %
Financial 225 75.63 81.09 -6.73 %
EducationEducation 190 55.71 71.18 -5.96 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
236 61.39 71.18 -13.75 %
Employment 191 45.32 51.56 -12.10 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
276 37.48 57.14 -34.41 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
62 55.72 51.89 7.38 %
(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 190 42.00 49.09
Crime Rate 2 98.54 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 142 80.25 80.67
Unemployment Rate 48 59.34 46.80
Income Distribution 22 90.48 84.25
Weather 187 55.09 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 25 50.59 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 244 21.61 33.5
Number of hospital beds 280 5.30 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 203 0.00 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 188 17.31 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 251 5.43 13.35
Number of nurses 276 8.52 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 269 0.77 2.35
ER Wait Times 116 24.48 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 196 42.06 46.33
Smoking rate 27 20.46 13.69
Diabetes rate 205 34.70 41.83
Binge drinking 262 11.38 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 132 77.83 74.78
Caregivers 236 28.89 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 102 78.04 76.89
Depression 183 45.35 49.3
Physical activity 124 37.99 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 274 13.18 42.27
Fast-food outlets 165 33.02 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 48 25.76 17.69
Air quality 270 47.41 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 278 22.83 53.83
Total bank deposits 204 0.73 1.37
Tax burden 202 59.76 70.55
Dependency ratio 143 59.46 61.29
Small business growth 113 81.69 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 7 54.60 29.07
Capital gains 132 27.18 31.31
Income growth 165 59.13 60.52
Reverse mortgages 182 19.60 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 218 35.52 46.02
Median rental price 211 63.41 70.18
Households with older adults 52 43.45 39.04
Nursing beds 115 52.31 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 249 48.44 70.35
Home health-care service providers 214 7.00 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 194 8.44 14.8
Cost of assisted living 148 71.03 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 76 85.07 82.84
Cost of adult day services 57 58.33 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 176 51.10 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 109 28.06 31.34
Employment growth 197 42.47 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 225 3.07 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 272 55.23 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 75 4.44 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 57 43.46 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 54 26.50 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 274 22.03 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+ 45 34.42 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 39 26.84 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 91 57.27 63.01
Number of public libraries 126 23.25 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 166 57.11 12.40
Funding for older adults 31 31.59 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 205 82.90 85.93
College enrollment 126 22.34 26.46