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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Ocean City, NJ
#274
OVERALL RANKING

Ocean City, NJ


SCORE: 60.30

#271
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 61.13
 
#279
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 58.45
 
Percent of Population 65+:  22.72%
Population 65+:  21,909
Total Population:  96,415

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 273 72.21 81.58 -11.49 %
Health Care 272 35.00 50.15 -30.21 %
Wellness 40 74.16 68.45 8.34 %
Financial 280 64.83 81.09 -20.05 %
EducationEducation 205 54.75 71.18 -7.58 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
276 51.00 71.18 -28.35 %
Employment 32 66.59 51.56 29.15 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
105 57.75 57.14 1.07 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
31 62.16 51.89 19.79 %
(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 227 37.47 49.09
Crime Rate 229 30.42 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 196 78.53 80.67
Unemployment Rate 277 21.76 46.80
Income Distribution 250 77.55 84.25
Weather 112 64.64 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 167 23.70 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 270 16.86 33.5
Number of hospital beds 268 10.42 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 219 14.36 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 177 0.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 279 2.28 13.35
Number of nurses 250 13.43 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 211 1.31 2.35
ER Wait Times 63 31.82 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 141 45.02 46.33
Smoking rate 224 8.91 13.69
Diabetes rate 206 34.59 41.83
Binge drinking 96 19.90 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 32 90.37 74.78
Caregivers 271 19.69 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 138 76.50 76.89
Depression 22 61.94 49.3
Physical activity 104 39.91 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 3 89.10 42.27
Fast-food outlets 281 13.29 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 1 100.00 17.69
Air quality 77 66.27 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 128 55.79 53.83
Total bank deposits 16 1.59 1.37
Tax burden 270 39.59 70.55
Dependency ratio 257 51.94 61.29
Small business growth 133 81.03 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 211 22.22 29.07
Capital gains 121 28.12 31.31
Income growth 181 58.67 60.52
Reverse mortgages 251 6.16 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 261 26.42 46.02
Median rental price 264 50.14 70.18
Households with older adults 13 54.10 39.04
Nursing beds 135 49.12 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 265 43.75 70.35
Home health-care service providers 183 8.97 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 269 4.58 14.8
Cost of assisted living 277 44.10 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 137 82.49 82.84
Cost of adult day services 246 41.18 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 76 61.17 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 258 11.39 31.34
Employment growth 214 42.04 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 4 67.91 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 201 66.52 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 276 0.22 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 143 37.46 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 22 36.42 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 14 75.18 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 271 12.35 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 13 45.13 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 8 57.86 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 201 44.98 63.01
Number of public libraries 47 33.45 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 235 37.85 12.40
Funding for older adults 69 30.03 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 158 86.22 85.93
College enrollment 224 16.14 26.46