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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
#37
OVERALL RANKING

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT


SCORE: 72.88

#39
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 72.74
 
#53
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 71.38
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.02%
Population 65+:  182,472
Total Population:  1,214,503

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 72 84.68 87.83 -3.59 %
Health Care 19 69.75 62.09 12.34 %
Wellness 22 76.42 72.07 6.04 %
Financial Security 79 84.27 88.25 -4.51 %
Education 61 60.19 61.67 -2.40 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
36 48.82 46.42 5.17 %
Employment 27 67.85 63.96 6.08 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
91 58.67 69.42 -15.49 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
10 84.15 73.23 14.91 %
(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 58 43.62 46.41
Crime rate 21 64.11 52.77
Internet access 43 85.10 83.51
Employment growth 87 82.19 86.82
Unemployment rate 73 57.17 64.06
Income distribution 55 85.11 86.33
Weather 73 54.50 65.13
Fatal car crashes 33 58.63 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 14 93.85 62.02
Primary-care physicians 60 55.80 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 10 63.88 45.49
Number of nurses 62 34.19 38.33
Number of hospital beds 50 36.18 37.22
Long-term hospitals 6 68.58 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 40 38.73 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 53 38.70 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 12 27.74 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 10 67.06 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 35 34.52 31.70
Dialysis centers 73 29.90 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 37 53.24 48.95
Physical therapists 7 86.22 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 67 55.87 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 61 83.33 83.71
Medical school affiliation 9 77.78 45.76
Magnet hospitals 42 13.33 14.40
ER wait times 49 35.68 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 40 71.94 70.79
Smoking rate 30 30.54 30.34
Diabetes rate 41 49.61 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 35 85.24 81.26
Caregivers 83 30.09 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 24 87.23 84.59
Depression 73 38.07 43.31
Physical activity 31 68.00 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 7 61.41 46.08
Fast-food outlets 18 68.60 61.73
Falls with injury 45 37.58 38.43
Binge drinking 66 35.77 40.64
Air quality 11 82.31 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 52 47.61 47.44
Total bank deposits 21 8.03 7.24
Tax burden 98 34.85 68.14
Dependency ratio 33 87.74 84.57
Growth of small businesses 80 82.46 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 36 62.28 58.57
Capital gains 7 74.08 49.15
Income growth 93 79.34 84.11
Reverse mortgages 59 8.31 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 82 32.34 44.17
Median rental price 75 62.66 69.47
Households with older adults 23 59.87 55.52
Nursing beds 4 98.07 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 98 35.00 64.62
Home health-care service providers 31 15.56 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 63 17.39 23.14
Cost of assisted living 98 51.66 80.63
Nursing-home rating 27 46.13 36.99
Older adults in family homes 86 79.47 84.60
Cost of adult day services 78 44.87 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 35 57.45 50.90
Commute times 39 81.78 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 31 44.06 38.41
Number of passenger trips 45 6.40 9.79
Public transport fare 97 6.25 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 66 64.67 67.65
Grocery stores 18 41.10 33.58
Special needs transportation 49 26.39 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 23 52.48 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 44 31.31 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 18 58.77 53.28
Number of public libraries 9 68.01 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 63 52.38 60.15
Funding for older adults 21 79.93 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 48 90.32 38.00
College enrollment 25 63.64 58.16
Number of community colleges 34 22.28 20.92
Number of universities 85 22.60 38.93