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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Manchester-Nashua, NH
#181
OVERALL RANKING

Manchester-Nashua, NH


SCORE: 64.87

#180
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 64.88
 
#193
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 64.69
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.89%
Population 65+:  51,943
Total Population:  403,081

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 98 82.99 81.58 1.73 %
Health Care 106 51.71 50.15 3.11 %
Wellness 85 70.48 68.45 2.97 %
Financial 174 79.48 81.09 -1.99 %
EducationEducation 184 55.99 71.18 -5.49 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
253 57.47 71.18 -19.26 %
Employment 131 50.00 51.56 -3.03 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
197 52.45 57.14 -8.21 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
146 50.26 51.89 -3.14 %
(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 205 40.25 49.09
Crime Rate 62 51.09 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 124 80.99 80.67
Unemployment Rate 27 65.28 46.80
Income Distribution 42 88.37 84.25
Weather 236 51.33 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 35 44.76 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 49 42.58 33.5
Number of hospital beds 156 25.17 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 230 57.14 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 46 17.82 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 99 25.13 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 148 22.34 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 100 21.33 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 72 42.86 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 22 28.57 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 100 13.43 13.35
Number of nurses 219 17.17 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 101 2.20 2.35
ER Wait Times 167 19.73 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 113 46.67 46.33
Smoking rate 123 11.75 13.69
Diabetes rate 95 44.25 41.83
Binge drinking 154 16.53 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 247 58.27 74.78
Caregivers 36 52.43 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 94 78.53 76.89
Depression 266 39.15 49.3
Physical activity 60 44.16 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 11 68.40 42.27
Fast-food outlets 160 33.22 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 147 14.12 17.69
Air quality 77 66.27 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 101 58.23 53.83
Total bank deposits 12 1.64 1.37
Tax burden 159 69.22 70.55
Dependency ratio 43 67.63 61.29
Small business growth 76 83.09 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 23 40.77 29.07
Capital gains 96 33.33 31.31
Income growth 109 60.52 60.52
Reverse mortgages 241 7.81 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 258 26.63 46.02
Median rental price 263 50.74 70.18
Households with older adults 221 33.53 39.04
Nursing beds 105 54.64 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 264 44.30 70.35
Home health-care service providers 85 15.56 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 84 16.73 14.8
Cost of assisted living 271 49.48 71.61
Nursing-home rating 53 36.36 22.29
Older adults in family homes 113 83.22 82.84
Cost of adult day services 104 53.85 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 49 67.72 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 223 14.65 31.34
Employment growth 127 44.36 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 109 7.52 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 273 55.04 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 191 1.57 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 275 19.01 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 206 10.69 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 95 49.06 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 57 53.96 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 191 26.17 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 128 16.18 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 118 55.04 63.01
Number of public libraries 55 31.80 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 223 43.49 12.40
Funding for older adults 17 32.90 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 187 84.66 85.93
College enrollment 150 20.80 26.46