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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Trenton, NJ
#93
OVERALL RANKING

Trenton, NJ


SCORE: 67.79

#101
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 67.70
 
#83
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 68.79
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.16%
Population 65+:  48,546
Total Population:  368,832

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 143 81.23 81.58 -.43 %
Health Care 24 63.91 50.15 27.44 %
Wellness 71 71.75 68.45 4.82 %
Financial 278 68.51 81.09 -15.51 %
EducationEducation 83 60.64 71.18 2.36 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
268 54.50 71.18 -23.43 %
Employment 43 60.82 51.56 17.96 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
5 83.62 57.14 46.34 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
235 44.47 51.89 -14.30 %
(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 222 38.47 49.09
Crime Rate 47 55.31 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 81 82.40 80.67
Unemployment Rate 104 48.86 46.80
Income Distribution 250 77.55 84.25
Weather 173 56.05 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 41 42.62 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 23 51.23 33.5
Number of hospital beds 46 42.75 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 41 19.06 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 93 26.87 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 64 35.82 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 94 22.81 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 34 57.14 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 13 42.86 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 29 22.06 13.35
Number of nurses 69 28.99 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 38 2.96 2.35
ER Wait Times 155 21.04 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 31 54.56 46.33
Smoking rate 35 19.23 13.69
Diabetes rate 118 42.48 41.83
Binge drinking 117 18.20 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 41 89.33 74.78
Caregivers 199 31.38 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 56 80.75 76.89
Depression 81 52.39 49.3
Physical activity 97 40.47 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 74 50.55 42.27
Fast-food outlets 201 31.43 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 224 8.98 17.69
Air quality 109 61.80 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 31 69.45 53.83
Total bank deposits 7 2.23 1.37
Tax burden 270 39.59 70.55
Dependency ratio 46 67.39 61.29
Small business growth 130 81.16 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 193 23.52 29.07
Capital gains 121 28.12 31.31
Income growth 199 58.23 60.52
Reverse mortgages 238 8.50 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 268 23.52 46.02
Median rental price 266 48.25 70.18
Households with older adults 153 37.84 39.04
Nursing beds 84 59.46 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 265 43.75 70.35
Home health-care service providers 30 25.06 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 259 5.10 14.8
Cost of assisted living 277 44.10 71.61
Nursing-home rating 95 27.78 22.29
Older adults in family homes 190 80.74 82.84
Cost of adult day services 246 41.18 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 28 74.38 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 191 18.26 31.34
Employment growth 76 46.26 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 20 25.17 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 274 54.26 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 280 0.19 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 234 28.49 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 120 17.64 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 1 100.00 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 3 90.12 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 194 25.99 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 87 19.73 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 205 44.81 63.01
Number of public libraries 194 16.08 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 207 47.09 12.40
Funding for older adults 70 30.02 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 166 85.70 85.93
College enrollment 70 29.85 26.46