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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
#179
OVERALL RANKING

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA


SCORE: 64.88

#178
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 64.97
 
#188
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 64.86
 
Percent of Population 65+:  19.26%
Population 65+:  23,070
Total Population:  119,770

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 92 83.29 81.58 2.10 %
Health Care 107 51.67 50.15 3.03 %
Wellness 215 63.79 68.45 -6.81 %
Financial 196 77.83 81.09 -4.02 %
EducationEducation 241 52.22 71.18 -11.85 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
218 63.81 71.18 -10.35 %
Employment 80 55.75 51.56 8.13 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
174 53.55 57.14 -6.28 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
45 57.51 51.89 10.83 %
(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 233 36.50 49.09
Crime Rate 20 64.82 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 185 78.88 80.67
Unemployment Rate 68 55.42 46.80
Income Distribution 22 90.48 84.25
Weather 148 59.51 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 72 35.71 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 247 20.86 33.5
Number of hospital beds 94 32.38 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 233 50.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 12 44.66 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 124 20.99 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 224 13.99 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 70 26.73 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 1 100.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 212 7.69 13.35
Number of nurses 244 14.56 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 136 1.88 2.35
ER Wait Times 39 37.43 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 223 40.80 46.33
Smoking rate 168 10.38 13.69
Diabetes rate 184 36.05 41.83
Binge drinking 128 17.79 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 145 76.28 74.78
Caregivers 252 26.88 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 171 75.20 76.89
Depression 178 45.63 49.3
Physical activity 162 35.41 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 64 52.27 42.27
Fast-food outlets 99 36.37 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 240 7.96 17.69
Air quality 108 61.89 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 134 55.14 53.83
Total bank deposits 223 0.67 1.37
Tax burden 215 59.31 70.55
Dependency ratio 164 58.71 61.29
Small business growth 110 81.77 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 70 33.51 29.07
Capital gains 168 25.13 31.31
Income growth 183 58.61 60.52
Reverse mortgages 113 30.97 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 226 34.14 46.02
Median rental price 186 66.71 70.18
Households with older adults 28 46.91 39.04
Nursing beds 222 35.06 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 142 63.35 70.35
Home health-care service providers 200 8.06 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 106 13.60 14.8
Cost of assisted living 221 64.20 71.61
Nursing-home rating 182 14.29 22.29
Older adults in family homes 82 84.96 82.84
Cost of adult day services 104 53.85 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 31 73.22 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 151 22.37 31.34
Employment growth 14 52.35 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 233 2.81 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 189 67.40 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 273 0.28 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 112 39.42 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 124 17.18 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 122 44.78 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 176 40.32 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 31 36.31 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 89 19.51 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 76 59.25 63.01
Number of public libraries 170 18.82 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 17 85.91 12.40
Funding for older adults 168 27.95 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 189 84.46 85.93
College enrollment 270 12.69 26.46