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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
#121
OVERALL RANKING

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV


SCORE: 66.96

#112
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 67.21
 
#137
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 66.79
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.55%
Population 65+:  16,232
Total Population:  92,496

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 223 78.24 81.58 -4.09 %
Health Care 72 56.33 50.15 12.32 %
Wellness 229 63.09 68.45 -7.83 %
Financial 137 81.19 81.09 0.12 %
EducationEducation 194 55.43 71.18 -6.43 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
163 69.36 71.18 -2.56 %
Employment 25 69.20 51.56 34.21 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
116 57.06 57.14 -.14 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
44 57.88 51.89 11.54 %
(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 82 56.67 49.09
Crime Rate 129 42.04 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 242 76.11 80.67
Unemployment Rate 219 36.43 46.80
Income Distribution 42 88.37 84.25
Weather 160 57.60 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 226 18.34 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 167 29.42 33.5
Number of hospital beds 76 35.78 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 20 55.70 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 180 18.57 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 4 70.94 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 278 2.93 13.35
Number of nurses 193 19.30 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 96 2.24 2.35
ER Wait Times 45 35.35 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 275 36.40 46.33
Smoking rate 266 6.80 13.69
Diabetes rate 265 28.38 41.83
Binge drinking 12 41.12 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 241 60.33 74.78
Caregivers 51 48.00 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 260 70.35 76.89
Depression 226 42.76 49.3
Physical activity 253 29.85 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 22 63.00 42.27
Fast-food outlets 262 26.98 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 65 23.25 17.69
Air quality 235 51.71 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 177 49.70 53.83
Total bank deposits 119 0.92 1.37
Tax burden 50 82.33 70.55
Dependency ratio 224 55.57 61.29
Small business growth 222 77.82 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 167 25.63 29.07
Capital gains 278 14.22 31.31
Income growth 179 58.68 60.52
Reverse mortgages 65 37.62 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 57 56.83 46.02
Median rental price 14 87.60 70.18
Households with older adults 37 44.75 39.04
Nursing beds 197 39.09 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 245 49.65 70.35
Home health-care service providers 185 8.89 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 180 9.18 14.8
Cost of assisted living 116 72.14 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 234 78.81 82.84
Cost of adult day services 170 48.61 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 217 47.65 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 1 100.00 31.34
Employment growth 113 45.06 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 189 4.04 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 104 73.56 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 124 2.84 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 29 46.47 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 191 12.02 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 197 36.03 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 58 53.09 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 37 34.91 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 27 32.33 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 263 39.24 63.01
Number of public libraries 106 25.07 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 19 85.44 12.40
Funding for older adults 27 31.71 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 141 87.25 85.93
College enrollment 220 16.39 26.46