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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Williamsport, PA
#152
OVERALL RANKING

Williamsport, PA


SCORE: 65.63

#161
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 65.43
 
#141
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 66.70
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.84%
Population 65+:  19,756
Total Population:  117,317

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 221 78.29 81.58 -4.03 %
Health Care 87 54.49 50.15 8.65 %
Wellness 241 62.34 68.45 -8.93 %
Financial 210 76.76 81.09 -5.34 %
EducationEducation 189 55.76 71.18 -5.87 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
127 72.61 71.18 2.01 %
Employment 205 44.23 51.56 -14.22 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
49 65.64 57.14 14.88 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
57 56.34 51.89 8.58 %
(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 116 51.92 49.09
Crime Rate 43 56.41 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 147 80.13 80.67
Unemployment Rate 173 40.87 46.80
Income Distribution 42 88.37 84.25
Weather 229 51.85 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 217 19.30 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 180 28.25 33.5
Number of hospital beds 153 25.61 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 9 68.24 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 9 60.65 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 9 45.49 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 140 0.00 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 128 25.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 198 8.43 13.35
Number of nurses 124 23.92 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 170 1.62 2.35
ER Wait Times 151 21.45 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 208 41.53 46.33
Smoking rate 106 12.30 13.69
Diabetes rate 172 37.24 41.83
Binge drinking 88 20.87 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 102 80.71 74.78
Caregivers 227 29.46 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 208 73.54 76.89
Depression 200 44.22 49.3
Physical activity 173 34.66 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 273 15.35 42.27
Fast-food outlets 86 37.29 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 165 12.28 17.69
Air quality 161 56.70 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 158 51.97 53.83
Total bank deposits 65 1.12 1.37
Tax burden 202 59.76 70.55
Dependency ratio 133 60.23 61.29
Small business growth 171 80.00 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 102 30.89 29.07
Capital gains 132 27.18 31.31
Income growth 58 62.48 60.52
Reverse mortgages 149 24.20 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 128 47.67 46.02
Median rental price 104 74.36 70.18
Households with older adults 66 42.30 39.04
Nursing beds 50 71.21 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 249 48.44 70.35
Home health-care service providers 48 20.90 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 137 11.53 14.8
Cost of assisted living 148 71.03 71.61
Nursing-home rating 102 25.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 206 80.09 82.84
Cost of adult day services 57 58.33 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 114 57.54 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 234 13.76 31.34
Employment growth 152 43.73 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 162 4.79 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 56 80.10 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 55 5.78 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 57 43.46 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 99 20.74 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 184 37.86 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 18 66.67 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 62 33.04 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 243 8.95 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 102 56.80 63.01
Number of public libraries 122 23.57 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 7 92.35 12.40
Funding for older adults 29 31.61 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 175 85.28 85.93
College enrollment 167 19.54 26.46