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Best Cities for Successful Aging | York-Hanover, PA
#248
OVERALL RANKING

York-Hanover, PA


SCORE: 62.27

#246
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 62.59
 
#247
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 62.35
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.99%
Population 65+:  65,578
Total Population:  437,411

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 99 82.94 81.58 1.67 %
Health Care 224 42.01 50.15 -16.23 %
Wellness 203 64.40 68.45 -5.92 %
Financial 265 71.90 81.09 -11.33 %
EducationEducation 213 54.08 71.18 -8.71 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
235 61.67 71.18 -13.36 %
Employment 109 51.82 51.56 0.50 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
83 60.15 57.14 5.27 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
153 49.70 51.89 -4.22 %
(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 148 48.17 49.09
Crime Rate 25 63.77 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 177 79.15 80.67
Unemployment Rate 82 52.34 46.80
Income Distribution 42 88.37 84.25
Weather 182 55.40 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 113 29.23 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 144 31.14 33.5
Number of hospital beds 235 15.36 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 165 75.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 126 20.22 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 227 13.48 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 138 8.58 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 218 7.37 13.35
Number of nurses 185 19.75 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 90 2.27 2.35
ER Wait Times 158 20.53 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 233 40.16 46.33
Smoking rate 96 12.95 13.69
Diabetes rate 185 36.03 41.83
Binge drinking 112 18.35 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 129 78.07 74.78
Caregivers 183 32.31 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 111 77.56 76.89
Depression 209 43.62 49.3
Physical activity 103 40.09 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 89 48.66 42.27
Fast-food outlets 125 34.83 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 130 15.13 17.69
Air quality 275 45.08 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 214 44.35 53.83
Total bank deposits 153 0.85 1.37
Tax burden 202 59.76 70.55
Dependency ratio 133 60.23 61.29
Small business growth 86 82.66 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 106 30.36 29.07
Capital gains 132 27.18 31.31
Income growth 242 57.13 60.52
Reverse mortgages 237 8.94 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 181 40.38 46.02
Median rental price 204 64.37 70.18
Households with older adults 127 38.85 39.04
Nursing beds 176 41.71 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 249 48.44 70.35
Home health-care service providers 196 8.23 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 207 7.83 14.8
Cost of assisted living 148 71.03 71.61
Nursing-home rating 223 6.67 22.29
Older adults in family homes 87 84.63 82.84
Cost of adult day services 57 58.33 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 69 62.32 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 92 30.90 31.34
Employment growth 138 44.13 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 202 3.85 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 271 55.43 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 145 2.48 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 276 18.71 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 219 9.53 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 185 37.77 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 4 88.89 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 115 29.97 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 227 10.27 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 90 57.37 63.01
Number of public libraries 243 12.01 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 88 70.86 12.40
Funding for older adults 31 31.59 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 204 83.01 85.93
College enrollment 187 18.58 26.46