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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Erie, PA
#195
OVERALL RANKING

Erie, PA


SCORE: 76.37

#200
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 76.99
 
#196
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 77.12
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.00%
Population 65+:  42,129
Total Population:  280,823

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 210 70.51 75.28 -6.34 %
Health Care 130 39.91 42.45 -5.98 %
Wellness 79 84.19 81.88 2.82 %
Financial 226 71.63 77.72 -7.84 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
148 68.22 69.85 -2.33 %
Employment / Education 166 52.92 59.20 -10.61 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
124 64.13 64.90 -1.19 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
126 51.53 54.20 -4.93 %
(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 109 54.33 52.43
Crime Rate 83 52.50 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 120 79.92 80.02
Unemployment Rate 139 38.23 41.03
Income Distribution 170 83.40 85.72
Weather 217 39.69 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 92 11.79 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 175 10.58 15.54
Number of hospital beds 76 40.30 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 192 62.50 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 125 55.92 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 118 23.03 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 211 19.10 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 65 24.68 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 148 12.50 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 31 19.55 13.47
Number of psychologists 224 6.81 21.04
Number of nurses 68 27.76 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 30 52.82 35.67
ER Wait Times 100 28.13 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 37 95.20 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 114 50.04 50.43
Diabetes Rate 150 42.31 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 217 73.82 81.94
Number of Caregivers 132 70.58 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 134 80.83 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 37 54.90 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 62 70.11 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 224 56.74 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 30 38.03 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 199 45.41 55.90
Total bank deposits 143 1.15 1.72
Tax burden 175 62.76 72.59
Dependency Ratio 93 63.28 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 168 69.43 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 169 30.42 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 125 37.10 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 147 61.65 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 86 20.04 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 103 49.57 47.00
Median Rental Price 44 80.34 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 116 49.53 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 74 31.21 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 228 51.65 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 136 6.14 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 191 8.23 15.92
Cost of assisted living 146 67.23 70.12
Nursing-home rating 214 15.38 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 186 81.64 84.74
Cost of adult day services 73 65.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 185 49.44 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 103 9.10 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 98 70.53 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 169 4.48 9.69
College Enrollment 86 27.18 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 37 79.89 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 42 17.12 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 173 61.85 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 53 24.93 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 221 43.96 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 193 79.46 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 96 41.60 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 105 16.48 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 102 62.97 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 173 17.11 25.07
Number of YMCAs 184 4.82 12.40
Funding for Seniors 33 25.24 25.37