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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Utica-Rome, NY
#194
OVERALL RANKING

Utica-Rome, NY


SCORE: 64.51

#190
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 64.64
 
#184
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 64.95
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.02%
Population 65+:  50,770
Total Population:  298,375

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 188 79.75 81.58 -2.24 %
Health Care 213 43.05 50.15 -14.16 %
Wellness 142 67.49 68.45 -1.40 %
Financial 186 78.47 81.09 -3.23 %
EducationEducation 151 57.29 71.18 -3.29 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
190 66.45 71.18 -6.65 %
Employment 224 42.72 51.56 -17.15 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
37 69.68 57.14 21.95 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
162 49.20 51.89 -5.18 %
(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 75 57.33 49.09
Crime Rate 66 50.86 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 267 74.13 80.67
Unemployment Rate 158 42.42 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 262 49.31 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 50 40.25 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 204 25.80 33.5
Number of hospital beds 65 38.16 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 262 33.33 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 20 37.71 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 191 8.86 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 186 17.73 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 151 16.67 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 191 8.91 13.35
Number of nurses 156 21.96 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 159 1.71 2.35
ER Wait Times 244 14.14 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 182 42.66 46.33
Smoking rate 222 8.95 13.69
Diabetes rate 137 40.88 41.83
Binge drinking 214 13.84 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 112 79.92 74.78
Caregivers 242 28.28 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 128 76.93 76.89
Depression 97 51.18 49.3
Physical activity 166 35.12 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 82 49.69 42.27
Fast-food outlets 161 33.18 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 16 36.93 17.69
Air quality 76 66.33 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 268 32.12 53.83
Total bank deposits 212 0.71 1.37
Tax burden 274 39.21 70.55
Dependency ratio 154 58.90 61.29
Small business growth 143 80.66 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 65 33.85 29.07
Capital gains 5 63.51 31.31
Income growth 258 56.53 60.52
Reverse mortgages 52 41.02 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 78 53.88 46.02
Median rental price 80 77.28 70.18
Households with older adults 56 43.02 39.04
Nursing beds 21 79.92 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 272 38.78 70.35
Home health-care service providers 170 9.66 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 229 6.95 14.8
Cost of assisted living 247 61.59 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 278 73.52 82.84
Cost of adult day services 246 41.18 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 198 49.23 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 231 14.12 31.34
Employment growth 111 45.12 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 83 8.99 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 99 74.27 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 166 2.17 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 127 38.12 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 42 28.50 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 34 60.38 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 32 61.17 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 58 33.43 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 114 16.87 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 272 38.02 63.01
Number of public libraries 35 39.03 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 204 48.03 12.40
Funding for older adults 41 31.58 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 123 87.77 85.93
College enrollment 161 19.90 26.46