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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Lebanon, PA
#125
OVERALL RANKING

Lebanon, PA


SCORE: 79.56

#131
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 80.04
 
#106
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 81.13
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.66%
Population 65+:  23,911
Total Population:  135,406

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 49 79.15 75.28 5.14 %
Health Care 84 45.99 42.45 8.34 %
Wellness 101 83.06 81.88 1.44 %
Financial 197 73.28 77.72 -5.71 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
153 67.99 69.85 -2.66 %
Employment / Education 134 56.16 59.20 -5.14 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
177 61.58 64.90 -5.12 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
95 54.73 54.20 0.98 %
(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 129 52.32 52.43
Crime Rate 19 70.61 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 57 82.82 80.02
Unemployment Rate 70 46.18 41.03
Income Distribution 4 96.48 85.72
Weather 155 44.81 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 123 10.56 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 156 11.48 15.54
Number of hospital beds 135 29.54 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 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 125 22.09 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 105 36.78 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 15 46.99 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 1 100.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 205 7.73 13.47
Number of psychologists 1 100.00 21.04
Number of nurses 213 16.14 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 124 33.37 35.67
ER Wait Times 226 15.63 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 117 91.78 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 188 44.36 50.43
Diabetes Rate 147 42.54 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 217 73.82 81.94
Number of Caregivers 132 70.58 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 84 83.22 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 36 55.30 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 54 71.78 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 107 74.69 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 104 21.32 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 234 37.67 55.90
Total bank deposits 157 1.11 1.72
Tax burden 175 62.76 72.59
Dependency Ratio 227 55.65 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 82 72.26 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 19 55.60 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 125 37.10 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 77 64.22 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 150 12.62 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 160 42.41 47.00
Median Rental Price 121 71.94 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 38 56.05 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 121 25.66 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 228 51.65 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 177 4.43 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 94 15.62 15.92
Cost of assisted living 146 67.23 70.12
Nursing-home rating 33 52.99 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 185 81.69 84.74
Cost of adult day services 73 65.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 69 64.58 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 105 9.08 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 151 68.63 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 202 3.36 9.69
College Enrollment 195 19.25 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 171 66.52 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 196 3.66 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 173 61.85 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 74 20.58 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 180 49.24 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 95 87.29 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 24 48.97 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 84 18.91 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 102 62.97 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 182 16.37 25.07
Number of YMCAs 130 9.29 12.40
Funding for Seniors 33 25.24 25.37