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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Lewiston-Auburn, ME
#162
OVERALL RANKING

Lewiston-Auburn, ME


SCORE: 78.00

#145
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 79.32
 
#161
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 78.54
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.92%
Population 65+:  16,061
Total Population:  107,632

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 206 70.64 75.28 -6.16 %
Health Care 99 43.23 42.45 1.84 %
Wellness 96 83.24 81.88 1.66 %
Financial 185 73.94 77.72 -4.86 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
214 60.50 69.85 -13.39 %
Employment / Education 115 58.00 59.20 -2.03 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
32 70.75 64.90 9.01 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
99 54.45 54.20 0.46 %
(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 124 52.79 52.43
Crime Rate 116 47.01 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 122 79.91 80.02
Unemployment Rate 114 40.18 41.03
Income Distribution 190 82.43 85.72
Weather 198 40.68 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 38 16.78 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 108 14.04 15.54
Number of hospital beds 125 30.52 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 116 56.47 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 49 49.95 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 35 32.29 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 38 50.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 149 10.53 13.47
Number of psychologists 136 17.82 21.04
Number of nurses 50 28.91 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 55 46.23 35.67
ER Wait Times 153 22.73 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 21 96.46 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 181 44.71 50.43
Diabetes Rate 143 42.81 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 33 88.33 81.94
Number of Caregivers 159 68.14 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 199 76.93 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 45 53.20 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 85 66.98 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 193 63.02 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 39 34.97 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 198 45.70 55.90
Total bank deposits 192 .96 1.72
Tax burden 163 68.96 72.59
Dependency Ratio 85 63.82 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 165 69.47 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 165 30.99 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 156 33.59 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 214 59.26 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 42 31.00 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 115 47.71 47.00
Median Rental Price 79 75.58 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 132 48.60 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 159 21.13 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 225 52.03 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 99 8.15 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 103 14.95 15.92
Cost of assisted living 246 48.25 70.12
Nursing-home rating 217 10.26 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 224 77.98 84.74
Cost of adult day services 249 36.79 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 73 64.12 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 142 6.98 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 176 67.34 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 84 9.02 9.69
College Enrollment 109 24.64 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 187 65.65 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 116 7.71 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 46 68.46 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 50 25.02 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 41 65.30 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 29 93.34 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 99 41.38 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 166 12.94 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 75 66.88 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 50 33.57 25.07
Number of YMCAs 83 12.62 12.40
Funding for Seniors 92 23.70 25.37