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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Kingston, NY
#210
OVERALL RANKING

Kingston, NY


SCORE: 63.82

#206
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 64.20
 
#225
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 63.39
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.17%
Population 65+:  29,392
Total Population:  181,753

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 206 79.08 81.58 -3.06 %
Health Care 223 42.07 50.15 -16.11 %
Wellness 80 70.90 68.45 3.58 %
Financial 259 72.61 81.09 -10.46 %
EducationEducation 124 58.58 71.18 -1.11 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
254 57.30 71.18 -19.50 %
Employment 104 52.50 51.56 1.82 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
35 69.97 57.14 22.45 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
90 53.32 51.89 2.76 %
(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 248 33.11 49.09
Crime Rate 17 66.86 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 232 76.76 80.67
Unemployment Rate 106 48.45 46.80
Income Distribution 203 80.85 84.25
Weather 228 51.97 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 34 44.92 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 207 25.74 33.5
Number of hospital beds 260 12.07 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 81 30.45 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 256 10.15 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 32 38.77 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 177 0.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 266 3.97 13.35
Number of nurses 243 14.79 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 146 1.81 2.35
ER Wait Times 15 43.89 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 101 47.11 46.33
Smoking rate 85 13.88 13.69
Diabetes rate 125 41.73 41.83
Binge drinking 92 20.52 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 133 77.64 74.78
Caregivers 233 29.11 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 45 81.66 76.89
Depression 37 57.56 49.3
Physical activity 77 42.65 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 43 56.89 42.27
Fast-food outlets 258 27.62 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 29 30.33 17.69
Air quality 77 66.27 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 237 40.25 53.83
Total bank deposits 152 0.86 1.37
Tax burden 274 39.21 70.55
Dependency ratio 56 66.19 61.29
Small business growth 89 82.55 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 216 21.81 29.07
Capital gains 5 63.51 31.31
Income growth 221 57.68 60.52
Reverse mortgages 220 12.59 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 252 29.11 46.02
Median rental price 251 54.45 70.18
Households with older adults 58 42.88 39.04
Nursing beds 109 53.95 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 272 38.78 70.35
Home health-care service providers 136 11.57 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 162 10.02 14.8
Cost of assisted living 247 61.59 71.61
Nursing-home rating 33 42.86 22.29
Older adults in family homes 275 74.35 82.84
Cost of adult day services 246 41.18 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 48 67.83 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 236 13.70 31.34
Employment growth 70 46.55 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 52 13.49 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 270 55.84 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 275 0.24 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 127 38.12 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 19 38.37 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 24 63.55 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 15 67.90 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 69 32.66 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 25 33.26 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 269 38.29 63.01
Number of public libraries 25 42.77 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 233 38.99 12.40
Funding for older adults 41 31.58 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 130 87.67 85.93
College enrollment 118 22.88 26.46