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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Ocean City, NJ
#205
OVERALL RANKING

Ocean City, NJ


SCORE: 75.66

#181
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 78.11
 
#245
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 73.93
 
Percent of Population 65+:  22.72%
Population 65+:  21,909
Total Population:  96,415

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 250 64.16 75.28 -14.77 %
Health Care 240 26.70 42.45 -37.10 %
Wellness 11 92.37 81.88 12.81 %
Financial 250 64.25 77.72 -17.33 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
242 52.45 69.85 -24.91 %
Employment / Education 42 72.26 59.20 22.06 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
13 77.34 64.90 19.17 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
13 74.10 54.20 36.72 %
(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 214 39.26 52.43
Crime Rate 226 31.20 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 207 76.48 80.02
Unemployment Rate 241 22.16 41.03
Income Distribution 73 88.52 85.72
Weather 135 46.64 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 124 10.52 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 252 4.66 15.54
Number of hospital beds 233 16.22 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 208 49.19 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 183 23.33 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 252 .00 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 242 4.19 13.47
Number of psychologists 149 16.40 21.04
Number of nurses 201 16.96 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 138 31.69 35.67
ER Wait Times 33 39.47 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 110 92.12 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 74 53.04 50.43
Diabetes Rate 125 44.75 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 227 71.75 81.94
Number of Caregivers 146 69.91 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 123 81.43 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 4 77.66 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 251 23.00 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 118 73.11 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 1 100.00 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 115 56.68 55.90
Total bank deposits 10 2.24 1.72
Tax burden 248 39.25 72.59
Dependency Ratio 237 54.28 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 202 68.27 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 70 42.66 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 143 36.02 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 172 60.88 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 245 3.19 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 241 25.12 47.00
Median Rental Price 239 50.83 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 7 71.88 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 38 39.97 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 238 46.23 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 181 4.25 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 224 6.09 15.92
Cost of assisted living 240 49.12 70.12
Nursing-home rating 184 23.08 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 190 81.46 84.74
Cost of adult day services 217 46.43 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 53 68.43 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 239 3.49 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 65 72.39 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 2 80.19 9.69
College Enrollment 228 16.35 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 124 70.56 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 103 8.86 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 109 64.28 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 15 34.03 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 1 100.00 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 247 67.69 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 7 63.02 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 8 63.28 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 216 49.43 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 35 37.70 25.07
Number of YMCAs 252 .00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 64 24.08 25.37