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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Johnstown, PA
#128
OVERALL RANKING

Johnstown, PA


SCORE: 66.68

#122
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 66.84
 
#118
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 67.50
 
Percent of Population 65+:  19.32%
Population 65+:  27,349
Total Population:  141,541

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 62 84.69 81.58 3.81 %
Health Care 147 48.24 50.15 -3.81 %
Wellness 230 63.06 68.45 -7.87 %
Financial 206 77.04 81.09 -4.99 %
EducationEducation 147 57.37 71.18 -3.16 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
51 79.84 71.18 12.17 %
Employment 113 51.49 51.56 -.14 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
86 59.56 57.14 4.24 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
39 58.75 51.89 13.22 %
(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 7 75.46 49.09
Crime Rate 29 63.12 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 276 72.19 80.67
Unemployment Rate 211 37.42 46.80
Income Distribution 159 82.61 84.25
Weather 222 52.43 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 103 31.55 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 166 29.50 33.5
Number of hospital beds 131 28.13 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 191 66.67 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 67 33.55 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 147 22.37 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 99 21.36 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 90 33.33 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 222 7.16 13.35
Number of nurses 118 24.46 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 75 2.42 2.35
ER Wait Times 76 30.30 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 144 44.61 46.33
Smoking rate 166 10.43 13.69
Diabetes rate 256 29.87 41.83
Binge drinking 181 15.11 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 94 81.34 74.78
Caregivers 257 26.05 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 165 75.33 76.89
Depression 115 49.87 49.3
Physical activity 161 35.66 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 160 39.02 42.27
Fast-food outlets 186 31.93 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 73 22.53 17.69
Air quality 224 52.38 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 100 58.25 53.83
Total bank deposits 72 1.09 1.37
Tax burden 202 59.76 70.55
Dependency ratio 206 56.93 61.29
Small business growth 205 78.62 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 149 27.41 29.07
Capital gains 132 27.18 31.31
Income growth 274 55.15 60.52
Reverse mortgages 79 35.17 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 10 72.56 46.02
Median rental price 1 100.00 70.18
Households with older adults 20 48.63 39.04
Nursing beds 157 44.97 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 249 48.44 70.35
Home health-care service providers 184 8.92 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 67 19.57 14.8
Cost of assisted living 148 71.03 71.61
Nursing-home rating 127 22.22 22.29
Older adults in family homes 256 77.11 82.84
Cost of adult day services 57 58.33 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 213 47.97 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 42 48.78 31.34
Employment growth 277 35.19 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 66 10.99 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 245 61.94 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 80 4.19 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 57 43.46 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 59 25.90 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 151 41.60 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 43 55.56 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 20 38.47 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 236 9.52 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 112 56.45 63.01
Number of public libraries 61 30.67 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 9 90.13 12.40
Funding for older adults 31 31.59 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 161 86.01 85.93
College enrollment 129 22.23 26.46