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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Bangor, ME
#128
OVERALL RANKING

Bangor, ME


SCORE: 79.36

#115
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 80.48
 
#136
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 79.71
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.45%
Population 65+:  23,718
Total Population:  153,509

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 203 70.75 75.28 -6.02 %
Health Care 77 47.50 42.45 11.90 %
Wellness 129 81.16 81.88 -.88 %
Financial 199 73.18 77.72 -5.84 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
200 63.00 69.85 -9.81 %
Employment / Education 86 61.77 59.20 4.34 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
27 71.82 64.90 10.66 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
52 59.66 54.20 10.07 %
(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 107 54.62 52.43
Crime Rate 101 48.46 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 109 80.35 80.02
Unemployment Rate 140 38.21 41.03
Income Distribution 75 88.36 85.72
Weather 198 40.68 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 153 9.31 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 34 19.98 15.54
Number of hospital beds 92 35.94 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 165 66.67 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 116 56.47 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 22 45.07 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 133 20.76 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 41 51.68 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 77 22.22 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 136 16.67 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 43 17.63 13.47
Number of psychologists 151 16.37 21.04
Number of nurses 36 32.37 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 38 50.91 35.67
ER Wait Times 142 23.44 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 66 93.67 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 201 43.78 50.43
Diabetes Rate 177 40.39 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 33 88.33 81.94
Number of Caregivers 159 68.14 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 145 80.48 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 157 34.43 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 74 68.66 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 194 62.87 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 34 36.95 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 128 54.98 55.90
Total bank deposits 147 1.14 1.72
Tax burden 163 68.96 72.59
Dependency Ratio 40 71.10 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 97 71.51 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 195 26.50 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 156 33.59 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 165 61.16 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 154 12.41 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 96 50.95 47.00
Median Rental Price 100 73.77 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 132 48.60 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 138 23.85 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 225 52.03 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 94 8.40 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 47 23.63 15.92
Cost of assisted living 246 48.25 70.12
Nursing-home rating 168 26.04 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 222 78.48 84.74
Cost of adult day services 249 36.79 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 116 58.51 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 90 10.09 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 162 68.15 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 36 14.78 9.69
College Enrollment 57 36.11 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 120 71.23 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 112 8.10 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 46 68.46 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 47 25.68 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 23 68.68 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 69 89.26 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 78 42.85 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 112 15.84 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 75 66.88 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 8 59.09 25.07
Number of YMCAs 139 8.70 12.40
Funding for Seniors 92 23.70 25.37