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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Canton-Massillon, OH
#127
OVERALL RANKING

Canton-Massillon, OH


SCORE: 79.41

#122
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 80.14
 
#132
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 79.92
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.95%
Population 65+:  68,426
Total Population:  403,679

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 165 73.28 75.28 -2.66 %
Health Care 119 41.40 42.45 -2.47 %
Wellness 170 78.81 81.88 -3.75 %
Financial 70 81.04 77.72 4.27 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
53 76.77 69.85 9.91 %
Employment / Education 144 55.71 59.20 -5.90 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
181 61.00 64.90 -6.01 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
127 51.49 54.20 -5.00 %
(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 21 70.71 52.43
Crime Rate 127 46.04 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 138 79.47 80.02
Unemployment Rate 112 40.28 41.03
Income Distribution 61 89.39 85.72
Weather 217 39.69 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 68 12.96 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 147 11.94 15.54
Number of hospital beds 104 33.80 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 117 85.71 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 200 50.51 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 60 16.47 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 120 22.65 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 214 18.84 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 66 24.14 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 34 57.14 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 47 14.29 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 138 10.95 13.47
Number of psychologists 135 17.84 21.04
Number of nurses 105 24.03 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 114 35.13 35.67
ER Wait Times 165 22.22 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 9 97.66 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 185 44.52 50.43
Diabetes Rate 176 40.49 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 162 79.21 81.94
Number of Caregivers 120 72.89 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 150 80.30 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 92 44.74 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 204 55.20 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 225 56.65 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 78 25.29 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 121 56.11 55.90
Total bank deposits 134 1.17 1.72
Tax burden 131 73.68 72.59
Dependency Ratio 202 57.36 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 235 66.89 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 73 42.25 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 210 28.74 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 162 61.23 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 8 65.25 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 28 63.74 47.00
Median Rental Price 50 79.48 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 53 54.38 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 35 40.75 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 130 69.46 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 110 7.60 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 174 9.36 15.92
Cost of assisted living 156 67.06 70.12
Nursing-home rating 172 25.64 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 97 86.00 84.74
Cost of adult day services 55 69.64 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 128 57.17 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 56 14.76 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 130 69.42 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 199 3.50 9.69
College Enrollment 147 21.85 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 195 65.09 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 111 8.17 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 135 62.76 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 203 9.73 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 85 58.04 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 165 81.18 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 40 47.01 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 166 12.94 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 132 60.80 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 90 27.06 25.07
Number of YMCAs 210 3.17 12.40
Funding for Seniors 71 23.90 25.37