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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
#70
OVERALL RANKING

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA


SCORE: 70.55

#72
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 70.64
 
#76
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 69.23
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.04%
Population 65+:  240,872
Total Population:  1,601,160

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 79 83.91 87.83 -4.46 %
Health Care 73 56.29 62.09 -9.34 %
Wellness 36 73.75 72.07 2.33 %
Financial Security 76 84.92 88.25 -3.77 %
Education 89 53.77 61.67 -12.81 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
23 54.78 46.42 18.01 %
Employment 52 61.89 63.96 -3.24 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
80 63.00 69.42 -9.25 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
13 82.02 73.23 12.00 %
(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 78 36.96 46.41
Crime rate 20 64.69 52.77
Internet access 72 78.75 83.51
Employment growth 74 83.63 86.82
Unemployment rate 86 52.07 64.06
Income distribution 55 85.11 86.33
Weather 72 54.99 65.13
Fatal car crashes 15 73.50 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 87 86.48 62.02
Primary-care physicians 69 52.27 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 63 41.17 45.49
Number of nurses 72 32.01 38.33
Number of hospital beds 66 32.06 37.22
Long-term hospitals 17 38.92 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 42 37.69 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 76 29.29 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 43 10.49 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 81 8.46 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 58 30.43 31.70
Dialysis centers 98 11.86 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 3 81.49 48.95
Physical therapists 36 62.72 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 84 50.37 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 17 95.83 83.71
Medical school affiliation 53 42.42 45.76
Magnet hospitals 51 10.00 14.40
ER wait times 75 28.83 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 55 67.94 70.79
Smoking rate 58 24.65 30.34
Diabetes rate 64 44.40 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 22 91.12 81.26
Caregivers 92 28.44 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 47 84.17 84.59
Depression 94 34.70 43.31
Physical activity 69 58.55 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 6 61.81 46.08
Fast-food outlets 58 58.21 61.73
Falls with injury 55 36.23 38.43
Binge drinking 70 34.93 40.64
Air quality 12 80.43 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 85 38.73 47.44
Total bank deposits 47 5.33 7.24
Tax burden 87 51.76 68.14
Dependency ratio 27 89.28 84.57
Growth of small businesses 82 82.30 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 80 48.80 58.57
Capital gains 22 64.80 49.15
Income growth 66 81.68 84.11
Reverse mortgages 44 14.56 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 78 32.71 44.17
Median rental price 50 70.34 69.47
Households with older adults 19 60.31 55.52
Nursing beds 5 94.12 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 83 48.47 64.62
Home health-care service providers 28 15.86 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 80 14.53 23.14
Cost of assisted living 96 54.17 80.63
Nursing-home rating 33 42.85 36.99
Older adults in family homes 88 78.45 84.60
Cost of adult day services 58 52.78 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 9 72.55 50.90
Commute times 55 77.51 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 16 56.52 38.41
Number of passenger trips 49 5.64 9.79
Public transport fare 17 16.67 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 58 66.63 67.65
Grocery stores 40 34.46 33.58
Special needs transportation 16 41.59 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 23 52.48 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 39 31.86 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 79 43.90 53.28
Number of public libraries 15 60.36 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 67 50.04 60.15
Funding for older adults 1 100.00 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 94 79.89 38.00
College enrollment 27 63.11 58.16
Number of community colleges 71 13.99 20.92
Number of universities 88 21.68 38.93