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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Cumberland, MD-WV
#176
OVERALL RANKING

Cumberland, MD-WV


SCORE: 77.01

#211
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 76.55
 
#145
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 79.19
 
Percent of Population 65+:  18.50%
Population 65+:  18,834
Total Population:  101,813

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 160 73.51 75.28 -2.35 %
Health Care 85 45.81 42.45 7.92 %
Wellness 132 80.86 81.88 -1.25 %
Financial 242 68.83 77.72 -11.44 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
102 72.95 69.85 4.44 %
Employment / Education 227 47.14 59.20 -20.37 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
100 65.23 64.90 0.51 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
63 58.12 54.20 7.23 %
(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 68 60.05 52.43
Crime Rate 119 46.72 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 76 81.98 80.02
Unemployment Rate 151 37.04 41.03
Income Distribution 232 79.16 85.72
Weather 139 46.34 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 198 7.41 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 187 10.21 15.54
Number of hospital beds 85 37.73 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 104 59.50 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 5 63.05 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 92 28.77 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 57 47.95 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 6 61.07 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 224 5.76 13.47
Number of psychologists 144 16.98 21.04
Number of nurses 123 22.80 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 246 13.28 35.67
ER Wait Times 147 23.23 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 82 93.06 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 183 44.62 50.43
Diabetes Rate 194 38.22 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 169 78.84 81.94
Number of Caregivers 124 72.07 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 217 76.00 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 54 51.91 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 118 63.36 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 106 74.71 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 79 25.12 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 183 48.31 55.90
Total bank deposits 235 .69 1.72
Tax burden 219 55.87 72.59
Dependency Ratio 87 63.71 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 206 68.21 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 215 25.09 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 167 33.00 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 50 65.71 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 111 17.02 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 51 58.34 47.00
Median Rental Price 4 90.64 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 10 63.13 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 83 30.30 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 212 56.51 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 96 8.26 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 189 8.50 15.92
Cost of assisted living 229 60.18 70.12
Nursing-home rating 217 10.26 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 242 75.38 84.74
Cost of adult day services 100 62.40 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 239 37.84 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 118 8.55 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 159 68.20 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 121 6.14 9.69
College Enrollment 96 26.40 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 155 68.02 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 223 2.46 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 59 65.95 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 83 19.14 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 26 68.15 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 197 79.11 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 19 51.30 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 218 9.57 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 68 67.99 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 32 39.05 25.07
Number of YMCAs 25 24.22 12.40
Funding for Seniors 59 24.17 25.37