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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Binghamton, NY
#207
OVERALL RANKING

Binghamton, NY


SCORE: 75.63

#195
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 77.11
 
#211
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 76.44
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.96%
Population 65+:  42,187
Total Population:  248,772

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 232 68.91 75.28 -8.46 %
Health Care 155 37.22 42.45 -12.32 %
Wellness 105 82.72 81.88 1.03 %
Financial 174 74.53 77.72 -4.10 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
213 60.51 69.85 -13.37 %
Employment / Education 164 53.29 59.20 -9.98 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
45 69.90 64.90 7.70 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
170 48.79 54.20 -9.98 %
(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 89 58.44 52.43
Crime Rate 91 50.38 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 188 77.24 80.02
Unemployment Rate 183 33.88 41.03
Income Distribution 104 87.25 85.72
Weather 244 37.14 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 19 19.39 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 135 12.73 15.54
Number of hospital beds 172 25.56 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 165 66.67 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 119 56.09 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 38 26.73 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 110 24.50 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 203 20.38 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 125 13.05 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 11 33.33 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 124 11.64 13.47
Number of psychologists 54 28.95 21.04
Number of nurses 139 21.85 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 76 41.67 35.67
ER Wait Times 217 16.85 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 42 94.90 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 158 47.30 50.43
Diabetes Rate 123 45.03 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 246 70.79 81.94
Number of Caregivers 91 74.24 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 66 84.42 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 70 47.80 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 201 55.35 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 171 67.92 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 42 34.55 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 226 40.52 55.90
Total bank deposits 214 .85 1.72
Tax burden 242 41.18 72.59
Dependency Ratio 96 63.07 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 37 74.11 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 115 36.89 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 3 80.89 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 123 62.44 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 149 12.77 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 95 50.96 47.00
Median Rental Price 69 77.25 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 79 52.14 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 97 27.74 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 244 39.61 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 122 7.03 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 214 6.96 15.92
Cost of assisted living 231 58.71 70.12
Nursing-home rating 217 10.26 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 194 81.02 84.74
Cost of adult day services 240 37.86 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 198 48.35 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 191 5.06 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 144 68.95 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 165 4.59 9.69
College Enrollment 58 34.38 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 99 72.95 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 48 15.52 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 39 69.27 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 65 22.15 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 76 59.40 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 81 88.20 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 39 47.03 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 90 18.07 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 236 45.21 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 103 25.74 25.07
Number of YMCAs 116 10.29 12.40
Funding for Seniors 27 25.32 25.37