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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV
#236
OVERALL RANKING

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV


SCORE: 73.47

#243
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 73.70
 
#230
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 75.25
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.83%
Population 65+:  35,444
Total Population:  256,223

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 148 74.10 75.28 -1.57 %
Health Care 125 40.89 42.45 -3.67 %
Wellness 185 78.08 81.88 -4.64 %
Financial 248 67.96 77.72 -12.56 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
199 63.01 69.85 -9.79 %
Employment / Education 211 48.41 59.20 -18.23 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
233 56.82 64.90 -12.45 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
106 53.53 54.20 -1.24 %
(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 172 45.41 52.43
Crime Rate 50 58.75 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 62 82.57 80.02
Unemployment Rate 146 37.75 41.03
Income Distribution 50 90.29 85.72
Weather 139 46.34 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 207 6.99 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 188 10.18 15.54
Number of hospital beds 129 30.24 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 37 28.38 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 62 39.47 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 134 32.65 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 122 14.15 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 29 60.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 185 8.53 13.47
Number of psychologists 185 12.98 21.04
Number of nurses 225 15.03 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 231 18.91 35.67
ER Wait Times 153 22.73 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 153 90.39 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 187 44.40 50.43
Diabetes Rate 207 37.08 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 169 78.84 81.94
Number of Caregivers 124 72.07 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 171 78.91 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 136 37.82 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 70 68.76 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 96 76.96 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 201 11.84 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 190 47.64 55.90
Total bank deposits 192 .96 1.72
Tax burden 219 55.87 72.59
Dependency Ratio 104 62.75 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 179 69.00 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 158 31.35 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 167 33.00 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 107 63.09 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 190 9.33 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 166 41.97 47.00
Median Rental Price 169 65.29 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 110 49.91 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 127 24.89 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 212 56.51 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 124 6.95 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 93 15.81 15.92
Cost of assisted living 229 60.18 70.12
Nursing-home rating 202 18.80 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 180 82.14 84.74
Cost of adult day services 100 62.40 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 214 44.34 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 236 3.55 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 36 73.92 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 71 9.78 9.69
College Enrollment 191 19.51 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 250 51.71 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 225 2.33 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 59 65.95 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 200 9.93 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 151 51.70 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 133 84.82 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 146 38.36 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 100 16.97 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 68 67.99 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 121 22.82 25.07
Number of YMCAs 176 5.50 12.40
Funding for Seniors 59 24.17 25.37