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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Parkersburg-Vienna, WV
#46
OVERALL RANKING

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV


SCORE: 84.15

#67
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 83.29
 
#45
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 84.49
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.55%
Population 65+:  16,232
Total Population:  92,496

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 191 71.59 75.28 -4.90 %
Health Care 40 54.20 42.45 27.68 %
Wellness 21 90.83 81.88 10.93 %
Financial 100 78.72 77.72 1.29 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
24 81.10 69.85 16.11 %
Employment / Education 205 48.73 59.20 -17.69 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
77 67.44 64.90 3.91 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
42 62.96 54.20 16.16 %
(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 83 58.89 52.43
Crime Rate 125 46.21 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 174 77.88 80.02
Unemployment Rate 111 40.47 41.03
Income Distribution 89 87.79 85.72
Weather 190 41.27 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 103 11.22 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 162 11.20 15.54
Number of hospital beds 62 44.10 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 10 83.28 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 11 64.86 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 162 26.99 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 4 69.01 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 233 4.87 13.47
Number of psychologists 70 25.53 21.04
Number of nurses 10 46.13 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 165 28.07 35.67
ER Wait Times 244 12.10 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 28 96.03 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 214 42.75 50.43
Diabetes Rate 245 31.71 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 84 84.53 81.94
Number of Caregivers 48 77.90 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 238 74.77 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 1 100.00 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 241 49.65 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 6 98.77 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 17 42.72 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 171 50.55 55.90
Total bank deposits 111 1.25 1.72
Tax burden 36 86.68 72.59
Dependency Ratio 166 59.27 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 192 68.62 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 72 42.35 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 120 37.40 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 144 61.72 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 98 18.77 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 49 58.49 47.00
Median Rental Price 3 91.27 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 29 57.54 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 105 27.26 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 193 59.24 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 17 23.06 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 51 23.02 15.92
Cost of assisted living 110 71.80 70.12
Nursing-home rating 154 27.35 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 120 85.02 84.74
Cost of adult day services 28 76.47 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 207 46.44 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 73 12.13 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 150 68.72 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 172 4.34 9.69
College Enrollment 214 17.50 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 83 74.02 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 141 6.31 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 12 75.11 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 150 13.65 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 58 62.35 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 76 88.58 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 26 48.67 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 13 41.65 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 195 52.71 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 83 28.04 25.07
Number of YMCAs 74 13.63 12.40
Funding for Seniors 24 25.49 25.37