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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Lewiston-Auburn, ME
#189
OVERALL RANKING

Lewiston-Auburn, ME


SCORE: 64.59

#192
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 64.62
 
#185
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 64.93
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.92%
Population 65+:  16,061
Total Population:  107,632

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 137 81.39 81.58 -.23 %
Health Care 133 49.56 50.15 -1.18 %
Wellness 180 65.44 68.45 -4.40 %
Financial 192 78.22 81.09 -3.54 %
EducationEducation 183 56.16 71.18 -5.20 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
209 64.86 71.18 -8.88 %
Employment 158 47.69 51.56 -7.51 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
90 59.38 57.14 3.92 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
130 50.96 51.89 -1.79 %
(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 135 50.01 49.09
Crime Rate 56 52.30 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 198 78.42 80.67
Unemployment Rate 58 56.76 46.80
Income Distribution 22 90.48 84.25
Weather 247 50.46 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 73 35.59 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 93 36.47 33.5
Number of hospital beds 146 26.70 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 60 36.69 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 140 0.00 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 39 50.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 175 10.05 13.35
Number of nurses 69 28.99 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 52 2.72 2.35
ER Wait Times 142 22.33 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 237 40.05 46.33
Smoking rate 217 9.20 13.69
Diabetes rate 187 36.02 41.83
Binge drinking 181 15.11 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 248 58.21 74.78
Caregivers 40 50.34 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 195 74.06 76.89
Depression 281 33.86 49.3
Physical activity 118 38.16 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 143 41.64 42.27
Fast-food outlets 156 33.47 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 27 31.07 17.69
Air quality 63 68.75 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 200 46.12 53.83
Total bank deposits 199 0.74 1.37
Tax burden 160 68.61 70.55
Dependency ratio 111 61.41 61.29
Small business growth 94 82.34 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 212 22.07 29.07
Capital gains 146 26.46 31.31
Income growth 278 54.40 60.52
Reverse mortgages 107 31.76 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 112 49.69 46.02
Median rental price 67 78.49 70.18
Households with older adults 174 36.83 39.04
Nursing beds 169 43.10 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 237 50.91 70.35
Home health-care service providers 76 17.28 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 126 12.18 14.8
Cost of assisted living 267 52.60 71.61
Nursing-home rating 164 16.67 22.29
Older adults in family homes 269 75.91 82.84
Cost of adult day services 273 32.41 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 106 58.42 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 102 29.15 31.34
Employment growth 278 33.63 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 107 7.71 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 240 62.70 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 102 3.36 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 186 34.58 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 60 25.89 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 75 51.44 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 95 49.35 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 107 30.15 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 204 11.99 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 50 63.49 63.01
Number of public libraries 57 31.61 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 219 43.85 12.40
Funding for older adults 142 28.57 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 179 85.08 85.93
College enrollment 153 20.67 26.46