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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Barnstable Town, MA
#109
OVERALL RANKING

Barnstable Town, MA


SCORE: 80.07

#95
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 81.39
 
#155
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 78.94
 
Percent of Population 65+:  26.36%
Population 65+:  56,668
Total Population:  214,947

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 190 71.70 75.28 -4.76 %
Health Care 149 37.70 42.45 -11.19 %
Wellness 1 100.00 81.88 22.13 %
Financial 221 72.00 77.72 -7.36 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
238 54.26 69.85 -22.32 %
Employment / Education 97 60.45 59.20 2.11 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
69 68.08 64.90 4.90 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
26 69.20 54.20 27.68 %
(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 239 31.89 52.43
Crime Rate 101 48.46 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 117 80.05 80.02
Unemployment Rate 115 40.16 41.03
Income Distribution 183 82.82 85.72
Weather 115 50.00 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 152 9.38 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 129 13.05 15.54
Number of hospital beds 252 5.12 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 222 45.40 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 114 23.61 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 206 19.85 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 252 .00 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 1 100.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 158 10.08 13.47
Number of psychologists 46 30.09 21.04
Number of nurses 142 21.52 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 20 59.00 35.67
ER Wait Times 9 53.57 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 10 97.58 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 5 71.36 50.43
Diabetes Rate 17 62.93 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 185 77.88 81.94
Number of Caregivers 168 66.45 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 15 88.43 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 2 94.26 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 250 42.53 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 112 74.27 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 4 65.62 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 84 61.87 55.90
Total bank deposits 9 2.38 1.72
Tax burden 240 48.42 72.59
Dependency Ratio 244 49.15 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 176 69.14 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 89 40.67 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 28 67.76 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 126 62.34 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 250 2.04 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 245 17.71 47.00
Median Rental Price 244 46.53 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 4 79.33 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 91 28.62 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 242 41.96 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 73 9.90 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 229 5.65 15.92
Cost of assisted living 237 50.54 70.12
Nursing-home rating 57 44.44 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 67 88.13 84.74
Cost of adult day services 97 63.93 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 56 68.14 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 219 4.08 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 180 67.23 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 10 30.13 9.69
College Enrollment 230 16.26 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 217 62.14 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 160 5.44 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 61 65.89 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 127 15.00 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 2 99.35 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 252 58.48 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 4 73.11 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 25 32.89 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 142 57.75 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 13 49.31 25.07
Number of YMCAs 182 5.01 12.40
Funding for Seniors 56 24.79 25.37