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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH
#105
OVERALL RANKING

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH


SCORE: 67.52

#89
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 68.03
 
#133
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 66.93
 
Percent of Population 65+:  19.10%
Population 65+:  23,415
Total Population:  122,578

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 78 83.91 81.58 2.86 %
Health Care 195 44.28 50.15 -11.70 %
Wellness 277 58.95 68.45 -13.88 %
Financial 38 87.53 81.09 7.94 %
EducationEducation 172 56.38 71.18 -4.83 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
57 79.46 71.18 11.63 %
Employment 37 63.47 51.56 23.10 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
168 53.87 57.14 -5.72 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
21 66.68 51.89 28.50 %
(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 13 71.68 49.09
Crime Rate 30 62.77 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 260 75.05 80.67
Unemployment Rate 261 31.46 46.80
Income Distribution 42 88.37 84.25
Weather 199 53.94 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 109 30.14 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 273 15.91 33.5
Number of hospital beds 125 29.23 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 57 39.13 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 111 26.08 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 276 3.11 13.35
Number of nurses 133 23.03 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 174 1.59 2.35
ER Wait Times 132 23.37 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 279 35.13 46.33
Smoking rate 268 6.60 13.69
Diabetes rate 275 26.61 41.83
Binge drinking 20 35.49 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 209 69.25 74.78
Caregivers 141 36.09 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 273 69.52 76.89
Depression 156 47.24 49.3
Physical activity 252 29.86 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 266 18.43 42.27
Fast-food outlets 172 32.65 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 52 25.55 17.69
Air quality 262 49.05 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 232 40.83 53.83
Total bank deposits 179 0.79 1.37
Tax burden 139 74.89 70.55
Dependency ratio 183 58.07 61.29
Small business growth 256 75.54 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 85 32.54 29.07
Capital gains 252 19.18 31.31
Income growth 205 57.94 60.52
Reverse mortgages 5 71.12 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 8 73.78 46.02
Median rental price 5 93.39 70.18
Households with older adults 24 47.48 39.04
Nursing beds 73 61.78 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 177 57.91 70.35
Home health-care service providers 143 11.36 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 150 10.74 14.8
Cost of assisted living 179 67.91 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 199 80.42 82.84
Cost of adult day services 92 56.00 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 227 46.33 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 23 76.02 31.34
Employment growth 8 53.49 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 158 4.90 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 258 59.07 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 231 0.79 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 55 43.48 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 82 22.57 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 91 49.53 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 212 36.84 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 23 37.85 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 9 53.63 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 174 49.26 63.01
Number of public libraries 50 32.95 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 86 71.09 12.40
Funding for older adults 66 30.60 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 184 84.87 85.93
College enrollment 138 21.41 26.46