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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV
#257
OVERALL RANKING

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV


SCORE: 61.77

#259
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 61.80
 
#256
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 61.95
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.83%
Population 65+:  35,444
Total Population:  256,223

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 231 77.40 81.58 -5.12 %
Health Care 151 48.02 50.15 -4.25 %
Wellness 223 63.46 68.45 -7.29 %
Financial 260 72.60 81.09 -10.47 %
EducationEducation 191 55.57 71.18 -6.20 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
234 61.77 71.18 -13.22 %
Employment 184 45.86 51.56 -11.06 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
141 55.23 57.14 -3.34 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
116 51.96 51.89 0.13 %
(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 202 41.10 49.09
Crime Rate 61 51.17 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 78 82.55 80.67
Unemployment Rate 146 43.20 46.80
Income Distribution 22 90.48 84.25
Weather 168 56.38 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 200 20.94 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 220 24.46 33.5
Number of hospital beds 132 28.08 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 29 26.25 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 104 24.67 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 196 16.45 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 73 40.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 199 8.31 13.35
Number of nurses 105 25.54 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 255 0.97 2.35
ER Wait Times 150 21.61 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 247 39.41 46.33
Smoking rate 184 10.02 13.69
Diabetes rate 211 34.23 41.83
Binge drinking 73 22.49 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 163 74.55 74.78
Caregivers 75 42.90 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 221 72.58 76.89
Depression 145 47.81 49.3
Physical activity 196 33.37 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 145 41.31 42.27
Fast-food outlets 124 34.96 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 253 7.34 17.69
Air quality 243 50.58 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 204 45.19 53.83
Total bank deposits 212 0.71 1.37
Tax burden 232 56.67 70.55
Dependency ratio 110 61.82 61.29
Small business growth 199 78.83 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 100 31.05 29.07
Capital gains 239 21.19 31.31
Income growth 173 58.88 60.52
Reverse mortgages 172 20.77 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 197 38.82 46.02
Median rental price 186 66.71 70.18
Households with older adults 156 37.70 39.04
Nursing beds 149 46.70 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 243 50.05 70.35
Home health-care service providers 186 8.67 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 120 12.30 14.8
Cost of assisted living 180 67.72 71.61
Nursing-home rating 212 8.33 22.29
Older adults in family homes 96 84.12 82.84
Cost of adult day services 182 46.05 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 135 55.07 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 212 15.88 31.34
Employment growth 82 46.16 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 99 8.27 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 278 50.16 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 203 1.38 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 5 58.22 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 211 10.44 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 194 36.35 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 33 60.37 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 165 27.76 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 67 21.97 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 172 49.81 63.01
Number of public libraries 134 21.90 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 106 68.16 12.40
Funding for older adults 79 29.68 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 176 85.18 85.93
College enrollment 176 19.25 26.46