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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Winchester, VA-WV
#217
OVERALL RANKING

Winchester, VA-WV


SCORE: 63.44

#230
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 63.12
 
#207
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 64.22
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.69%
Population 65+:  19,239
Total Population:  130,932

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 222 78.29 81.58 -4.03 %
Health Care 63 57.53 50.15 14.72 %
Wellness 212 63.99 68.45 -6.52 %
Financial 208 76.82 81.09 -5.27 %
EducationEducation 263 49.16 71.18 -17.02 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
241 59.77 71.18 -16.03 %
Employment 185 45.78 51.56 -11.21 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
123 56.66 57.14 -.84 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
163 49.15 51.89 -5.28 %
(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 234 36.31 49.09
Crime Rate 57 52.23 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 34 85.12 80.67
Unemployment Rate 68 55.42 46.80
Income Distribution 71 86.36 84.25
Weather 163 56.95 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 120 28.39 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 75 38.42 33.5
Number of hospital beds 95 31.97 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 110 22.92 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 84 30.56 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 39 50.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 2 50.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 70 15.29 13.35
Number of nurses 121 24.04 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 57 2.65 2.35
ER Wait Times 228 15.52 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 166 43.30 46.33
Smoking rate 233 8.46 13.69
Diabetes rate 135 40.92 41.83
Binge drinking 202 14.38 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 206 69.52 74.78
Caregivers 143 35.98 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 189 74.34 76.89
Depression 66 53.82 49.3
Physical activity 111 39.38 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 124 43.62 42.27
Fast-food outlets 196 31.57 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 278 3.58 17.69
Air quality 150 57.47 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 135 55.05 53.83
Total bank deposits 104 0.98 1.37
Tax burden 186 62.47 70.55
Dependency ratio 139 59.84 61.29
Small business growth 129 81.22 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 208 22.51 29.07
Capital gains 174 24.80 31.31
Income growth 95 61.05 60.52
Reverse mortgages 137 26.40 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 239 32.33 46.02
Median rental price 214 63.12 70.18
Households with older adults 129 38.71 39.04
Nursing beds 255 23.92 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 159 60.44 70.35
Home health-care service providers 201 8.00 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 192 8.64 14.8
Cost of assisted living 205 65.46 71.61
Nursing-home rating 164 16.67 22.29
Older adults in family homes 103 83.76 82.84
Cost of adult day services 141 52.85 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 80 60.65 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 265 10.64 31.34
Employment growth 33 48.81 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 194 3.98 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 275 51.69 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 256 0.50 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 81 42.19 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 139 15.54 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 135 43.59 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 26 61.73 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 114 29.98 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 157 14.57 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 119 54.92 63.01
Number of public libraries 217 14.39 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 122 65.79 12.40
Funding for older adults 127 28.76 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 250 77.62 85.93
College enrollment 251 14.26 26.46