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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Lebanon, PA
#111
OVERALL RANKING

Lebanon, PA


SCORE: 67.32

#102
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 67.58
 
#108
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 67.91
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.66%
Population 65+:  23,911
Total Population:  135,406

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 33 87.74 81.58 7.55 %
Health Care 194 44.31 50.15 -11.65 %
Wellness 145 67.42 68.45 -1.50 %
Financial 187 78.39 81.09 -3.33 %
EducationEducation 238 52.58 71.18 -11.24 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
162 69.49 71.18 -2.37 %
Employment 96 53.61 51.56 3.98 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
19 74.29 57.14 30.01 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
71 54.72 51.89 5.45 %
(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 129 50.53 49.09
Crime Rate 15 68.52 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 197 78.45 80.67
Unemployment Rate 72 55.04 46.80
Income Distribution 2 95.00 84.25
Weather 191 54.81 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 23 50.77 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 217 24.56 33.5
Number of hospital beds 172 24.13 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 203 0.00 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 237 12.63 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 86 24.12 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 25 66.67 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 224 7.00 13.35
Number of nurses 236 15.28 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 235 1.14 2.35
ER Wait Times 217 15.91 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 135 45.50 46.33
Smoking rate 110 12.20 13.69
Diabetes rate 144 40.41 41.83
Binge drinking 45 27.21 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 115 79.68 74.78
Caregivers 240 28.41 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 41 82.24 76.89
Depression 84 52.22 49.3
Physical activity 118 38.16 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 112 45.97 42.27
Fast-food outlets 37 41.36 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 105 17.50 17.69
Air quality 276 44.00 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 242 39.51 53.83
Total bank deposits 168 0.82 1.37
Tax burden 202 59.76 70.55
Dependency ratio 250 53.74 61.29
Small business growth 111 81.76 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 25 39.98 29.07
Capital gains 132 27.18 31.31
Income growth 116 60.38 60.52
Reverse mortgages 86 34.36 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 146 44.50 46.02
Median rental price 139 71.10 70.18
Households with older adults 42 44.17 39.04
Nursing beds 65 64.07 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 249 48.44 70.35
Home health-care service providers 235 5.76 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 107 13.59 14.8
Cost of assisted living 148 71.03 71.61
Nursing-home rating 56 33.33 22.29
Older adults in family homes 116 83.04 82.84
Cost of adult day services 57 58.33 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 171 51.67 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 43 47.78 31.34
Employment growth 69 46.71 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 215 3.37 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 189 67.40 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 206 1.28 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 57 43.46 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 17 38.79 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 93 49.15 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 6 83.95 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 40 34.63 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 116 16.81 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 107 56.70 63.01
Number of public libraries 211 14.67 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 36 80.43 12.40
Funding for older adults 31 31.59 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 189 84.46 85.93
College enrollment 261 13.49 26.46