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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Norwich-New London, CT
#245
OVERALL RANKING

Norwich-New London, CT


SCORE: 62.42

#239
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 62.83
 
#259
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 61.68
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.13%
Population 65+:  41,531
Total Population:  274,534

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 235 77.31 81.58 -5.23 %
Health Care 185 44.77 50.15 -10.73 %
Wellness 77 71.00 68.45 3.73 %
Financial 277 69.14 81.09 -14.74 %
EducationEducation 85 60.58 71.18 2.26 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
259 56.03 71.18 -21.28 %
Employment 67 57.81 51.56 12.12 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
118 56.80 57.14 -.60 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
111 52.39 51.89 0.96 %
(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 177 44.82 49.09
Crime Rate 111 44.02 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 275 73.01 80.67
Unemployment Rate 174 40.80 46.80
Income Distribution 71 86.36 84.25
Weather 165 56.56 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 145 25.41 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 184 27.54 33.5
Number of hospital beds 257 12.60 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 186 10.65 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 221 14.20 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 122 13.57 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 99 13.45 13.35
Number of nurses 170 21.16 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 17 3.73 2.35
ER Wait Times 109 24.96 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 94 47.37 46.33
Smoking rate 87 13.85 13.69
Diabetes rate 104 43.38 41.83
Binge drinking 191 14.78 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 96 81.33 74.78
Caregivers 222 29.59 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 72 79.62 76.89
Depression 245 41.66 49.3
Physical activity 84 42.03 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 100 47.55 42.27
Fast-food outlets 133 34.36 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 11 41.08 17.69
Air quality 56 70.51 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 213 44.39 53.83
Total bank deposits 130 0.90 1.37
Tax burden 281 34.85 70.55
Dependency ratio 59 65.38 61.29
Small business growth 195 78.91 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 47 35.74 29.07
Capital gains 12 52.30 31.31
Income growth 250 56.91 60.52
Reverse mortgages 243 7.57 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 238 32.40 46.02
Median rental price 249 54.94 70.18
Households with older adults 120 39.28 39.04
Nursing beds 95 57.33 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 279 35.00 70.35
Home health-care service providers 142 11.39 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 159 10.12 14.8
Cost of assisted living 274 45.29 71.61
Nursing-home rating 49 38.89 22.29
Older adults in family homes 183 81.06 82.84
Cost of adult day services 200 44.87 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 20 76.36 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 85 32.41 31.34
Employment growth 209 42.14 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 181 4.24 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 167 69.23 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 152 2.36 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 241 27.46 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 36 30.27 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 175 39.36 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 72 50.93 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 102 30.35 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 84 19.96 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 73 59.50 63.01
Number of public libraries 70 30.16 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 222 43.68 12.40
Funding for older adults 68 30.36 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 50 92.44 85.93
College enrollment 136 21.49 26.46