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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Portland-South Portland, ME
#135
OVERALL RANKING

Portland-South Portland, ME


SCORE: 79.21

#103
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 81.06
 
#165
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 78.38
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.98%
Population 65+:  82,789
Total Population:  517,974

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 198 71.27 75.28 -5.33 %
Health Care 129 40.25 42.45 -5.18 %
Wellness 30 88.72 81.88 8.35 %
Financial 176 74.36 77.72 -4.32 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
236 54.51 69.85 -21.96 %
Employment / Education 68 64.90 59.20 9.63 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
62 68.73 64.90 5.90 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
41 63.59 54.20 17.32 %
(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 231 35.33 52.43
Crime Rate 55 57.77 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 108 80.38 80.02
Unemployment Rate 57 48.24 41.03
Income Distribution 116 86.15 85.72
Weather 198 40.68 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 90 12.03 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 31 20.82 15.54
Number of hospital beds 170 25.67 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 164 70.00 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 149 18.16 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 91 40.21 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 41 11.21 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 126 12.93 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 155 10.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 56 10.00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 72 14.82 13.47
Number of psychologists 173 14.31 21.04
Number of nurses 149 20.97 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 7 69.67 35.67
ER Wait Times 130 25.24 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 124 91.60 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 37 57.56 50.43
Diabetes Rate 46 53.96 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 33 88.33 81.94
Number of Caregivers 159 68.14 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 53 84.91 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 24 61.22 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 221 53.59 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 191 63.51 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 12 45.08 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 61 65.18 55.90
Total bank deposits 5 3.17 1.72
Tax burden 163 68.96 72.59
Dependency Ratio 66 65.85 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 139 70.20 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 62 44.41 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 156 33.59 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 171 60.91 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 241 4.05 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 239 25.83 47.00
Median Rental Price 205 58.90 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 102 50.09 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 178 18.68 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 225 52.03 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 119 7.18 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 99 15.47 15.92
Cost of assisted living 246 48.25 70.12
Nursing-home rating 76 43.34 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 147 83.85 84.74
Cost of adult day services 249 36.79 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 26 74.35 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 60 14.22 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 129 69.43 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 59 11.15 9.69
College Enrollment 138 22.41 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 220 61.89 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 131 7.07 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 46 68.46 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 46 25.75 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 33 67.32 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 122 85.84 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 64 44.33 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 33 27.11 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 75 66.88 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 9 55.39 25.07
Number of YMCAs 218 2.54 12.40
Funding for Seniors 92 23.70 25.37