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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
#227
OVERALL RANKING

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ


SCORE: 74.36

#204
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 76.88
 
#250
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 72.89
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.01%
Population 65+:  41,320
Total Population:  275,362

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 251 64.13 75.28 -14.81 %
Health Care 128 40.27 42.45 -5.14 %
Wellness 60 85.03 81.88 3.85 %
Financial 252 62.99 77.72 -18.95 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
250 50.09 69.85 -28.29 %
Employment / Education 34 74.35 59.20 25.59 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
34 70.49 64.90 8.61 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
172 48.58 54.20 -10.37 %
(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 238 31.98 52.43
Crime Rate 153 42.18 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 226 74.79 80.02
Unemployment Rate 243 21.96 41.03
Income Distribution 103 87.29 85.72
Weather 135 46.64 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 142 9.69 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 116 13.41 15.54
Number of hospital beds 162 27.15 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 208 49.19 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 252 .00 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 207 19.47 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 130 12.58 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 2 66.67 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 67 15.24 13.47
Number of psychologists 126 18.52 21.04
Number of nurses 96 25.06 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 27 53.86 35.67
ER Wait Times 55 34.88 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 130 91.42 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 81 52.47 50.43
Diabetes Rate 130 44.26 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 227 71.75 81.94
Number of Caregivers 146 69.91 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 128 81.27 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 40 54.38 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 180 57.68 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 117 73.92 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 18 41.92 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 233 38.37 55.90
Total bank deposits 60 1.46 1.72
Tax burden 248 39.25 72.59
Dependency Ratio 127 61.31 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 199 68.39 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 87 40.94 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 143 36.02 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 215 59.23 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 236 4.69 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 240 25.41 47.00
Median Rental Price 237 51.02 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 44 55.68 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 158 21.19 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 238 46.23 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 115 7.40 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 199 7.75 15.92
Cost of assisted living 240 49.12 70.12
Nursing-home rating 217 10.26 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 64 88.37 84.74
Cost of adult day services 217 46.43 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 17 79.69 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 161 5.97 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 212 65.35 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 4 62.25 9.69
College Enrollment 143 22.20 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 171 66.52 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 235 1.60 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 109 64.28 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 55 24.85 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 4 88.68 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 242 72.16 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 95 41.61 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 115 15.68 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 216 49.43 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 111 24.71 25.07
Number of YMCAs 40 19.67 12.40
Funding for Seniors 64 24.08 25.37