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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ
#280
OVERALL RANKING

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ


SCORE: 57.97

#280
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 58.15
 
#278
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 58.57
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.09%
Population 65+:  20,664
Total Population:  157,917

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 274 71.93 81.58 -11.83 %
Health Care 246 39.69 50.15 -20.86 %
Wellness 183 65.29 68.45 -4.62 %
Financial 279 66.93 81.09 -17.46 %
EducationEducation 275 45.72 71.18 -22.82 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
242 59.72 71.18 -16.10 %
Employment 188 45.53 51.56 -11.70 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
89 59.43 57.14 4.01 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
246 43.02 51.89 -17.09 %
(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 157 47.12 49.09
Crime Rate 249 27.21 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 265 74.38 80.67
Unemployment Rate 271 27.23 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 144 59.75 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 140 26.02 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 238 22.40 33.5
Number of hospital beds 195 21.04 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 233 50.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 203 0.00 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 223 14.03 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 2 50.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 191 8.91 13.35
Number of nurses 37 33.85 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 111 2.14 2.35
ER Wait Times 85 27.67 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 250 39.16 46.33
Smoking rate 197 9.67 13.69
Diabetes rate 195 35.55 41.83
Binge drinking 172 15.58 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 27 90.74 74.78
Caregivers 196 31.53 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 233 72.08 76.89
Depression 26 59.51 49.3
Physical activity 240 30.74 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 113 45.55 42.27
Fast-food outlets 87 37.21 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 221 9.11 17.69
Air quality 131 59.78 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 269 31.92 53.83
Total bank deposits 157 0.84 1.37
Tax burden 270 39.59 70.55
Dependency ratio 87 62.86 61.29
Small business growth 208 78.57 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 78 32.89 29.07
Capital gains 121 28.12 31.31
Income growth 266 55.88 60.52
Reverse mortgages 187 18.07 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 124 48.16 46.02
Median rental price 242 58.25 70.18
Households with older adults 76 41.87 39.04
Nursing beds 36 74.54 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 265 43.75 70.35
Home health-care service providers 99 13.82 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 277 3.66 14.8
Cost of assisted living 277 44.10 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 220 79.57 82.84
Cost of adult day services 246 41.18 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 99 58.94 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 268 10.00 31.34
Employment growth 23 49.57 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 150 5.27 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 248 61.69 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 268 0.36 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 143 37.46 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 111 18.82 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 18 67.90 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 193 38.58 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 199 25.74 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 224 10.59 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 200 45.00 63.01
Number of public libraries 254 10.90 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 146 61.23 12.40
Funding for older adults 70 30.02 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 272 70.88 85.93
College enrollment 245 14.85 26.46