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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA
#31
OVERALL RANKING

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA


SCORE: 73.20

#32
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 73.19
 
#30
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 72.28
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.24%
Population 65+:  84,557
Total Population:  554,685

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 38 89.14 87.83 1.49 %
Health Care 38 64.57 62.09 3.99 %
Wellness 72 67.35 72.07 -6.55 %
Financial Security 48 88.71 88.25 0.52 %
Education 69 58.05 61.67 -5.87 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
21 55.87 46.42 20.36 %
Employment 28 67.33 63.96 5.27 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
61 67.67 69.42 -2.52 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
18 80.54 73.23 9.98 %
(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 23 56.45 46.41
Crime rate 9 74.39 52.77
Internet access 82 76.89 83.51
Employment growth 89 82.09 86.82
Unemployment rate 16 76.64 64.06
Income distribution 6 90.91 86.33
Weather 75 54.40 65.13
Fatal car crashes 53 47.59 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 27 92.54 62.02
Primary-care physicians 42 59.32 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 34 49.82 45.49
Number of nurses 15 47.55 38.33
Number of hospital beds 57 34.04 37.22
Long-term hospitals 72 0.00 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 51 35.87 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 69 33.45 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 10 29.97 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 54 24.15 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 42 33.80 31.70
Dialysis centers 25 50.01 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 95 26.03 48.95
Physical therapists 14 74.10 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 48 60.44 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 40 88.89 83.71
Medical school affiliation 53 42.42 45.76
Magnet hospitals 4 53.33 14.40
ER wait times 85 26.44 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 81 61.94 70.79
Smoking rate 50 25.92 30.34
Diabetes rate 71 42.26 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 60 81.06 81.26
Caregivers 74 32.20 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 45 84.36 84.59
Depression 42 43.91 43.31
Physical activity 39 65.64 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 44 47.70 46.08
Fast-food outlets 47 60.48 61.73
Falls with injury 46 37.08 38.43
Binge drinking 73 34.68 40.64
Air quality 80 57.37 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 56 46.59 47.44
Total bank deposits 50 5.27 7.24
Tax burden 66 59.76 68.14
Dependency ratio 47 84.95 84.57
Growth of small businesses 71 83.51 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 2 97.36 58.57
Capital gains 59 38.50 49.15
Income growth 61 82.28 84.11
Reverse mortgages 22 24.03 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 35 50.40 44.17
Median rental price 36 74.88 69.47
Households with older adults 26 58.99 55.52
Nursing beds 30 73.45 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 84 48.44 64.62
Home health-care service providers 48 13.83 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 51 19.36 23.14
Cost of assisted living 52 81.01 80.63
Nursing-home rating 72 25.83 36.99
Older adults in family homes 77 80.78 84.60
Cost of adult day services 27 58.33 55.79

Employment Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 72.79
65+ unemployment rate 30.13
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 85.90
Output of service sector/manufacturing 22.62
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Walk score 6 77.95 50.90
Commute times 30 83.91 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 10 70.51 38.41
Number of passenger trips 80 2.10 9.79
Public transport fare 99 3.50 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 51 67.88 67.65
Grocery stores 59 31.10 33.58
Special needs transportation 51 25.33 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 18 53.72 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 26 36.49 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 29 56.85 53.28
Number of public libraries 65 37.31 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 3 97.08 60.15
Funding for older adults 6 83.19 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 48 90.32 38.00
College enrollment 92 46.24 58.16
Number of community colleges 65 16.06 20.92
Number of universities 35 44.43 38.93