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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Wheeling, WV-OH
#73
OVERALL RANKING

Wheeling, WV-OH


SCORE: 68.66

#76
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 68.55
 
#69
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 69.38
 
Percent of Population 65+:  18.46%
Population 65+:  27,015
Total Population:  146,357

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 43 86.11 81.58 5.55 %
Health Care 78 55.52 50.15 10.71 %
Wellness 276 59.42 68.45 -13.19 %
Financial 107 83.19 81.09 2.59 %
EducationEducation 176 56.34 71.18 -4.90 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
70 78.10 71.18 9.72 %
Employment 139 49.39 51.56 -4.21 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
81 61.01 57.14 6.77 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
24 65.56 51.89 26.34 %
(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 15 70.76 49.09
Crime Rate 37 59.90 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 229 76.93 80.67
Unemployment Rate 224 35.88 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 185 55.23 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 38 43.21 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 185 27.50 33.5
Number of hospital beds 44 43.25 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 136 85.71 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 29 50.55 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 15 56.17 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 161 14.29 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 177 9.85 13.35
Number of nurses 74 28.75 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 224 1.21 2.35
ER Wait Times 95 27.05 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 258 38.54 46.33
Smoking rate 255 7.28 13.69
Diabetes rate 267 27.85 41.83
Binge drinking 230 12.94 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 213 68.46 74.78
Caregivers 118 38.61 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 216 72.86 76.89
Depression 206 43.73 49.3
Physical activity 213 32.21 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 149 40.12 42.27
Fast-food outlets 243 28.84 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 133 14.81 17.69
Air quality 249 49.98 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 176 49.80 53.83
Total bank deposits 24 1.43 1.37
Tax burden 115 75.90 70.55
Dependency ratio 142 59.55 61.29
Small business growth 136 80.98 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 122 29.32 29.07
Capital gains 264 19.01 31.31
Income growth 57 62.54 60.52
Reverse mortgages 61 38.93 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 25 64.47 46.02
Median rental price 25 84.64 70.18
Households with older adults 34 45.18 39.04
Nursing beds 39 73.86 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 204 56.57 70.35
Home health-care service providers 73 17.63 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 251 5.62 14.8
Cost of assisted living 169 68.48 71.61
Nursing-home rating 163 17.65 22.29
Older adults in family homes 259 76.96 82.84
Cost of adult day services 102 54.82 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 119 56.26 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 104 29.08 31.34
Employment growth 251 39.98 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 78 9.64 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 159 69.86 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 195 1.45 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 55 43.48 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 93 21.56 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 51 54.71 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 120 45.68 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 30 36.33 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 10 51.20 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 191 47.90 63.01
Number of public libraries 61 30.67 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 59 75.45 12.40
Funding for older adults 62 30.77 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 58 91.71 85.93
College enrollment 268 12.96 26.46