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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Norwich-New London, CT
#180
OVERALL RANKING

Norwich-New London, CT


SCORE: 76.88

#161
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 78.74
 
#208
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 76.58
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.13%
Population 65+:  41,531
Total Population:  274,534

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 176 72.46 75.28 -3.75 %
Health Care 184 34.58 42.45 -18.54 %
Wellness 25 89.71 81.88 9.56 %
Financial 214 72.28 77.72 -7.00 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
233 55.11 69.85 -21.10 %
Employment / Education 87 61.50 59.20 3.89 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
109 64.82 64.90 -.12 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
76 56.24 54.20 3.76 %
(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 177 45.02 52.43
Crime Rate 74 54.13 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 101 80.76 80.02
Unemployment Rate 167 34.99 41.03
Income Distribution 74 88.48 85.72
Weather 146 45.98 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 58 13.62 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 120 13.29 15.54
Number of hospital beds 241 14.35 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 220 45.65 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 182 11.73 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 208 19.46 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 131 12.57 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 38 50.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 104 12.89 13.47
Number of psychologists 85 23.13 21.04
Number of nurses 148 20.99 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 31 52.76 35.67
ER Wait Times 162 22.39 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 118 91.77 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 50 55.46 50.43
Diabetes Rate 43 54.38 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 226 72.13 81.94
Number of Caregivers 158 68.47 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 30 87.04 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 106 41.71 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 66 69.75 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 89 82.95 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 9 49.17 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 217 41.80 55.90
Total bank deposits 119 1.22 1.72
Tax burden 252 37.59 72.59
Dependency Ratio 58 67.15 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 159 69.57 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 18 55.94 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 22 69.01 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 219 59.00 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 192 8.94 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 227 30.45 47.00
Median Rental Price 230 53.70 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 83 51.77 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 63 33.78 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 250 38.11 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 141 5.81 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 151 10.28 15.92
Cost of assisted living 250 47.72 70.12
Nursing-home rating 47 50.14 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 100 85.81 84.74
Cost of adult day services 186 50.65 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 45 69.85 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 74 12.11 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 143 68.96 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 139 5.34 9.69
College Enrollment 123 24.04 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 136 69.27 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 151 5.95 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 104 64.44 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 48 25.45 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 60 62.03 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 224 75.96 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 89 41.95 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 68 20.14 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 88 65.56 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 60 31.95 25.07
Number of YMCAs 183 4.91 12.40
Funding for Seniors 58 24.24 25.37