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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Kingston, NY
#202
OVERALL RANKING

Kingston, NY


SCORE: 75.68

#179
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 78.20
 
#228
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 75.39
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.17%
Population 65+:  29,392
Total Population:  181,753

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 194 71.44 75.28 -5.10 %
Health Care 213 31.29 42.45 -26.29 %
Wellness 102 83.05 81.88 1.43 %
Financial 170 74.95 77.72 -3.56 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
248 50.55 69.85 -27.63 %
Employment / Education 73 63.49 59.20 7.25 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
81 67.22 64.90 3.57 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
49 59.97 54.20 10.65 %
(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 215 38.80 52.43
Crime Rate 22 69.63 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 185 77.53 80.02
Unemployment Rate 187 33.61 41.03
Income Distribution 189 82.47 85.72
Weather 162 43.51 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 28 18.03 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 168 10.99 15.54
Number of hospital beds 243 14.19 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 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 75 34.30 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 233 14.25 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 25 36.63 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 246 3.43 13.47
Number of psychologists 77 23.65 21.04
Number of nurses 210 16.21 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 56 45.62 35.67
ER Wait Times 29 41.67 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 206 87.77 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 122 49.63 50.43
Diabetes Rate 101 46.72 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 246 70.79 81.94
Number of Caregivers 91 74.24 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 35 86.72 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 57 50.89 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 206 54.96 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 168 68.36 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 45 33.42 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 212 43.10 55.90
Total bank deposits 72 1.38 1.72
Tax burden 242 41.18 72.59
Dependency Ratio 47 69.00 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 135 70.41 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 52 45.43 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 3 80.89 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 102 63.18 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 215 6.84 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 228 30.23 47.00
Median Rental Price 233 52.94 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 49 55.12 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 191 15.93 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 244 39.61 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 80 9.47 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 130 12.71 15.92
Cost of assisted living 231 58.71 70.12
Nursing-home rating 173 24.91 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 237 76.96 84.74
Cost of adult day services 240 37.86 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 24 75.35 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 167 5.71 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 180 67.23 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 38 14.13 9.69
College Enrollment 117 24.34 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 247 54.91 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 98 9.39 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 39 69.27 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 31 28.33 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 31 67.42 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 188 79.84 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 56 44.85 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 18 38.40 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 236 45.21 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 15 46.66 25.07
Number of YMCAs 158 7.20 12.40
Funding for Seniors 27 25.32 25.37