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Best Cities for Successful Aging | New Haven-Milford, CT
#78
OVERALL RANKING

New Haven-Milford, CT


SCORE: 69.97

#76
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 69.95
 
#81
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 68.60
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.95%
Population 65+:  129,127
Total Population:  863,604

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 90 81.86 87.83 -6.80 %
Health Care 42 64.37 62.09 3.67 %
Wellness 46 71.72 72.07 -.49 %
Financial Security 89 82.55 88.25 -6.46 %
Education 63 59.45 61.67 -3.60 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
26 52.65 46.42 13.42 %
Employment 35 65.97 63.96 3.14 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
95 56.59 69.42 -18.48 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
42 75.30 73.23 2.83 %
(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 72 38.74 46.41
Crime rate 38 53.21 52.77
Internet access 76 77.97 83.51
Employment growth 91 82.00 86.82
Unemployment rate 88 51.55 64.06
Income distribution 76 83.33 86.33
Weather 65 56.25 65.13
Fatal car crashes 20 68.83 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 33 92.05 62.02
Primary-care physicians 32 61.80 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 13 62.61 45.49
Number of nurses 69 32.46 38.33
Number of hospital beds 55 34.72 37.22
Long-term hospitals 72 0.00 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 63 31.25 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 81 27.32 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 22 19.58 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 24 47.34 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 28 36.12 31.70
Dialysis centers 38 42.44 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 47 50.00 48.95
Physical therapists 23 70.19 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 67 55.87 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 29 90.91 83.71
Medical school affiliation 8 80.99 45.76
Magnet hospitals 48 10.91 14.40
ER wait times 70 29.41 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 43 71.17 70.79
Smoking rate 56 24.76 30.34
Diabetes rate 39 50.26 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 30 85.77 81.26
Caregivers 82 30.25 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 33 85.60 84.59
Depression 78 37.47 43.31
Physical activity 40 65.34 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 33 51.80 46.08
Fast-food outlets 64 57.66 61.73
Falls with injury 91 28.99 38.43
Binge drinking 46 40.29 40.64
Air quality 21 75.58 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 84 38.85 47.44
Total bank deposits 31 6.79 7.24
Tax burden 98 34.85 68.14
Dependency ratio 33 87.74 84.57
Growth of small businesses 81 82.45 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 47 58.60 58.57
Capital gains 7 74.08 49.15
Income growth 92 79.85 84.11
Reverse mortgages 75 4.97 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 84 32.15 44.17
Median rental price 83 59.11 69.47
Households with older adults 19 60.31 55.52
Nursing beds 10 89.32 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 98 35.00 64.62
Home health-care service providers 26 15.93 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 78 14.70 23.14
Cost of assisted living 98 51.66 80.63
Nursing-home rating 38 39.41 36.99
Older adults in family homes 89 78.41 84.60
Cost of adult day services 78 44.87 55.79

Employment Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 72.79
65+ unemployment rate 30.13
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 85.90
Output of service sector/manufacturing 22.62
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Walk score 21 65.58 50.90
Commute times 53 78.14 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 11 69.52 38.41
Number of passenger trips 54 4.81 9.79
Public transport fare 27 14.29 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 84 55.94 67.65
Grocery stores 22 39.69 33.58
Special needs transportation 86 13.64 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 26 52.01 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 67 25.19 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 18 58.77 53.28
Number of public libraries 38 48.14 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 71 47.54 60.15
Funding for older adults 21 79.93 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 66 89.03 38.00
College enrollment 26 63.59 58.16
Number of community colleges 42 20.92 20.92
Number of universities 83 23.16 38.93