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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Elmira, NY
#191
OVERALL RANKING

Elmira, NY


SCORE: 76.49

#206
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 76.71
 
#172
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 78.25
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.09%
Population 65+:  14,343
Total Population:  89,147

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 216 70.21 75.28 -6.73 %
Health Care 58 49.84 42.45 17.41 %
Wellness 121 81.68 81.88 -.24 %
Financial 186 73.93 77.72 -4.88 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
216 59.99 69.85 -14.12 %
Employment / Education 244 43.15 59.20 -27.11 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
73 67.73 64.90 4.36 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
158 49.59 54.20 -8.51 %
(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 69 59.94 52.43
Crime Rate 70 55.03 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 127 79.81 80.02
Unemployment Rate 179 34.24 41.03
Income Distribution 48 90.51 85.72
Weather 244 37.14 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 87 12.16 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 90 14.62 15.54
Number of hospital beds 18 57.91 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 2 76.26 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 73 35.05 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 156 29.11 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 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 61 15.76 13.47
Number of psychologists 36 34.53 21.04
Number of nurses 42 30.97 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 98 37.93 35.67
ER Wait Times 166 22.06 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 52 94.41 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 143 47.96 50.43
Diabetes Rate 191 38.97 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 246 70.79 81.94
Number of Caregivers 91 74.24 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 182 78.20 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 16 64.23 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 101 66.00 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 162 68.87 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 159 15.53 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 230 40.19 55.90
Total bank deposits 199 .91 1.72
Tax burden 242 41.18 72.59
Dependency Ratio 132 60.91 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 121 70.78 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 93 40.07 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 3 80.89 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 83 63.93 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 163 11.78 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 82 52.69 47.00
Median Rental Price 71 77.03 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 63 53.07 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 134 24.48 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 244 39.61 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 197 3.66 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 124 13.02 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 248 70.82 84.74
Cost of adult day services 240 37.86 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 232 39.06 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 234 3.65 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 216 65.01 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 144 5.20 9.69
College Enrollment 174 20.40 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 42 79.47 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 80 10.63 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 39 69.27 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 59 23.35 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 89 57.61 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 162 81.74 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 61 44.62 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 69 20.04 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 236 45.21 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 99 26.01 25.07
Number of YMCAs 69 14.71 12.40
Funding for Seniors 27 25.32 25.37