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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Manchester-Nashua, NH
#117
OVERALL RANKING

Manchester-Nashua, NH


SCORE: 79.78

#96
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 81.38
 
#119
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 80.48
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.89%
Population 65+:  51,943
Total Population:  403,081

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 54 78.86 75.28 4.76 %
Health Care 116 41.71 42.45 -1.74 %
Wellness 71 84.61 81.88 3.33 %
Financial 93 79.24 77.72 1.96 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
225 57.99 69.85 -16.98 %
Employment / Education 100 58.97 59.20 -.39 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
162 62.11 64.90 -4.30 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
96 54.55 54.20 0.65 %
(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 210 40.09 52.43
Crime Rate 49 58.76 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 151 78.96 80.02
Unemployment Rate 39 52.18 41.03
Income Distribution 41 90.70 85.72
Weather 115 50.00 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 15 20.95 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 75 15.51 15.54
Number of hospital beds 163 26.89 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 208 57.14 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 207 49.37 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 53 18.66 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 101 26.05 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 78 43.02 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 104 18.73 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 34 57.14 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 20 28.57 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 123 11.68 13.47
Number of psychologists 206 10.29 21.04
Number of nurses 206 16.43 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 18 60.91 35.67
ER Wait Times 170 21.90 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 156 90.33 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 79 52.63 50.43
Diabetes Rate 118 45.40 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 61 86.20 81.94
Number of Caregivers 141 70.39 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 62 84.55 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 27 59.01 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 157 59.48 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 105 74.99 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 125 18.89 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 149 52.88 55.90
Total bank deposits 11 2.14 1.72
Tax burden 142 70.62 72.59
Dependency Ratio 48 68.62 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 148 70.05 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 37 48.05 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 87 49.16 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 182 60.72 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 99 18.74 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 237 26.40 47.00
Median Rental Price 238 50.88 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 197 42.64 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 48 38.69 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 237 50.54 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 86 9.06 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 84 16.44 15.92
Cost of assisted living 251 46.30 70.12
Nursing-home rating 37 52.21 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 89 86.41 84.74
Cost of adult day services 112 60.94 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 52 68.61 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 124 7.99 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 128 69.45 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 135 5.47 9.69
College Enrollment 159 21.36 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 241 57.20 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 232 1.79 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 55 67.50 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 165 12.56 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 25 68.41 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 191 79.53 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 174 35.74 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 133 14.53 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 67 68.09 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 56 32.31 25.07
Number of YMCAs 157 7.24 12.40
Funding for Seniors 14 27.54 25.37