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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Glens Falls, NY
#216
OVERALL RANKING

Glens Falls, NY


SCORE: 63.45

#224
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 63.41
 
#227
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 63.28
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.56%
Population 65+:  22,627
Total Population:  128,832

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 154 80.63 81.58 -1.16 %
Health Care 134 49.52 50.15 -1.26 %
Wellness 97 69.58 68.45 1.65 %
Financial 247 73.79 81.09 -9.00 %
EducationEducation 210 54.40 71.18 -8.17 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
247 58.63 71.18 -17.63 %
Employment 195 45.04 51.56 -12.65 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
202 52.20 57.14 -8.65 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
41 58.61 51.89 12.95 %
(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 186 43.01 49.09
Crime Rate 8 79.66 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 212 77.69 80.67
Unemployment Rate 139 44.09 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 259 49.47 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 183 22.34 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 174 28.66 33.5
Number of hospital beds 224 16.29 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 127 20.20 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 228 13.47 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 1 100.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 134 11.64 13.35
Number of nurses 199 18.96 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 145 1.82 2.35
ER Wait Times 208 16.75 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 167 43.28 46.33
Smoking rate 250 7.50 13.69
Diabetes rate 170 37.43 41.83
Binge drinking 276 9.38 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 126 78.40 74.78
Caregivers 248 27.38 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 170 75.21 76.89
Depression 144 47.82 49.3
Physical activity 99 40.41 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 62 52.67 42.27
Fast-food outlets 238 29.00 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 2 82.36 17.69
Air quality 72 67.51 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 229 41.29 53.83
Total bank deposits 109 0.96 1.37
Tax burden 274 39.21 70.55
Dependency ratio 87 62.86 61.29
Small business growth 235 77.10 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 68 33.61 29.07
Capital gains 5 63.51 31.31
Income growth 161 59.23 60.52
Reverse mortgages 191 17.42 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 201 38.42 46.02
Median rental price 172 68.02 70.18
Households with older adults 50 43.60 39.04
Nursing beds 112 52.91 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 272 38.78 70.35
Home health-care service providers 164 9.81 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 213 7.75 14.8
Cost of assisted living 247 61.59 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 161 81.79 82.84
Cost of adult day services 246 41.18 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 139 54.86 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 190 18.27 31.34
Employment growth 227 41.47 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 100 8.00 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 240 62.70 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 205 1.31 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 127 38.12 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 58 25.99 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 23 66.03 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+ 36 34.97 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 15 40.10 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 268 38.31 63.01
Number of public libraries 13 49.20 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 213 46.00 12.40
Funding for older adults 41 31.58 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 123 87.77 85.93
College enrollment 263 13.47 26.46