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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Johnstown, PA
#145
OVERALL RANKING

Johnstown, PA


SCORE: 78.63

#172
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 78.34
 
#103
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 81.31
 
Percent of Population 65+:  19.32%
Population 65+:  27,349
Total Population:  141,541

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 98 75.78 75.28 0.66 %
Health Care 92 44.60 42.45 5.06 %
Wellness 217 75.94 81.88 -7.25 %
Financial 181 74.01 77.72 -4.77 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
25 80.99 69.85 15.95 %
Employment / Education 204 48.89 59.20 -17.42 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
86 66.81 64.90 2.94 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
80 55.95 54.20 3.23 %
(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 18 71.83 52.43
Crime Rate 13 74.64 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 152 78.95 80.02
Unemployment Rate 184 33.82 41.03
Income Distribution 145 84.65 85.72
Weather 219 39.61 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 131 10.30 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 106 14.11 15.54
Number of hospital beds 105 33.78 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 165 66.67 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 60 40.59 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 125 33.87 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 81 21.50 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 80 33.33 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 196 8.13 13.47
Number of psychologists 59 27.94 21.04
Number of nurses 54 28.59 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 41 49.21 35.67
ER Wait Times 14 50.00 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 14 97.31 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 250 36.51 50.43
Diabetes Rate 210 36.80 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 217 73.82 81.94
Number of Caregivers 132 70.58 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 175 78.76 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 185 31.12 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 125 62.66 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 174 67.68 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 95 22.94 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 92 60.49 55.90
Total bank deposits 46 1.55 1.72
Tax burden 175 62.76 72.59
Dependency Ratio 163 59.37 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 147 70.06 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 166 30.94 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 125 37.10 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 208 59.54 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 45 29.97 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 16 67.47 47.00
Median Rental Price 2 94.23 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 10 63.13 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 89 28.85 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 228 51.65 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 114 7.42 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 53 22.44 15.92
Cost of assisted living 146 67.23 70.12
Nursing-home rating 26 55.84 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 206 80.06 84.74
Cost of adult day services 73 65.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 238 38.27 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 76 11.70 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 101 70.42 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 56 11.63 9.69
College Enrollment 132 23.12 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 195 65.09 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 65 11.64 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 173 61.85 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 114 15.89 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 43 64.93 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 112 86.46 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 13 53.59 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 189 11.56 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 102 62.97 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 38 37.55 25.07
Number of YMCAs 141 8.55 12.40
Funding for Seniors 33 25.24 25.37