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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Glens Falls, NY
#147
OVERALL RANKING

Glens Falls, NY


SCORE: 78.44

#136
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 79.83
 
#153
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 78.96
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.56%
Population 65+:  22,627
Total Population:  128,832

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 158 73.61 75.28 -2.22 %
Health Care 180 34.99 42.45 -17.57 %
Wellness 16 91.60 81.88 11.87 %
Financial 165 75.15 77.72 -3.31 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
239 53.49 69.85 -23.42 %
Employment / Education 162 53.31 59.20 -9.95 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
31 71.02 64.90 9.43 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
27 69.14 54.20 27.56 %
(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 197 42.19 52.43
Crime Rate 7 81.78 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 88 81.19 80.02
Unemployment Rate 160 35.95 41.03
Income Distribution 13 93.58 85.72
Weather 207 39.76 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 117 10.82 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 176 10.55 15.54
Number of hospital beds 226 16.97 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 119 56.09 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 252 .00 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 210 19.37 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 1 100.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 124 11.64 13.47
Number of psychologists 41 32.07 21.04
Number of nurses 117 23.27 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 120 34.72 35.67
ER Wait Times 222 16.30 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 108 92.15 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 150 47.53 50.43
Diabetes Rate 114 45.44 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 246 70.79 81.94
Number of Caregivers 91 74.24 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 110 82.03 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 11 68.38 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 232 51.70 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 165 68.53 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 2 85.83 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 225 40.54 55.90
Total bank deposits 105 1.28 1.72
Tax burden 242 41.18 72.59
Dependency Ratio 115 62.02 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 60 73.35 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 61 44.59 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 3 80.89 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 38 66.49 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 212 6.96 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 207 35.24 47.00
Median Rental Price 179 63.70 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 35 56.42 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 76 31.03 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 244 39.61 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 232 2.03 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 213 7.08 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 188 81.54 84.74
Cost of adult day services 240 37.86 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 88 61.97 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 185 5.19 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 156 68.36 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 88 8.62 9.69
College Enrollment 244 14.65 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 220 61.89 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 204 3.53 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 39 69.27 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 88 18.45 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 12 74.84 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 20 94.65 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 25 48.71 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 16 38.74 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 236 45.21 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 10 54.62 25.07
Number of YMCAs 4 68.50 12.40
Funding for Seniors 27 25.32 25.37