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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Salisbury, MD-DE
#259
OVERALL RANKING

Salisbury, MD-DE


SCORE: 61.50

#258
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 61.88
 
#267
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 60.90
 
Percent of Population 65+:  19.80%
Population 65+:  75,580
Total Population:  381,667

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 242 76.64 81.58 -6.06 %
Health Care 247 39.41 50.15 -21.42 %
Wellness 139 67.65 68.45 -1.17 %
Financial 275 70.13 81.09 -13.52 %
EducationEducation 102 59.73 71.18 0.83 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
252 57.51 71.18 -19.20 %
Employment 155 47.81 51.56 -7.27 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
66 63.51 57.14 11.15 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
69 54.92 51.89 5.84 %
(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 209 39.72 49.09
Crime Rate 208 32.83 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 132 80.76 80.67
Unemployment Rate 217 36.55 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 125 62.22 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 95 32.29 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 252 20.19 33.5
Number of hospital beds 234 15.37 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 54 12.97 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 174 12.19 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 164 20.32 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 240 6.29 13.35
Number of nurses 213 17.77 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 229 1.18 2.35
ER Wait Times 176 19.09 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 244 39.59 46.33
Smoking rate 160 10.53 13.69
Diabetes rate 253 30.19 41.83
Binge drinking 174 15.49 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 11 95.47 74.78
Caregivers 266 23.10 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 126 77.01 76.89
Depression 35 57.67 49.3
Physical activity 196 33.37 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 33 58.51 42.27
Fast-food outlets 237 29.03 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 15 37.31 17.69
Air quality 96 63.32 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 118 56.48 53.83
Total bank deposits 3 7.89 1.37
Tax burden 237 53.59 70.55
Dependency ratio 243 54.28 61.29
Small business growth 176 79.66 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 86 32.50 29.07
Capital gains 221 21.93 31.31
Income growth 108 60.56 60.52
Reverse mortgages 246 7.19 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 219 35.42 46.02
Median rental price 252 54.39 70.18
Households with older adults 16 50.94 39.04
Nursing beds 188 40.03 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 262 48.28 70.35
Home health-care service providers 216 6.88 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 239 6.32 14.8
Cost of assisted living 270 51.46 71.61
Nursing-home rating 80 30.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 54 86.40 82.84
Cost of adult day services 177 47.59 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 68 63.06 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 264 10.70 31.34
Employment growth 63 46.93 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 96 8.44 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 219 64.56 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 260 0.48 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 3 82.30 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 126 17.12 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 167 40.08 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 41 56.79 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 17 40.01 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 98 18.54 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 60 61.76 63.01
Number of public libraries 148 20.77 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 215 45.34 12.40
Funding for older adults 15 38.74 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 96 89.22 85.93
College enrollment 109 23.54 26.46