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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Salisbury, MD-DE
#243
OVERALL RANKING

Salisbury, MD-DE


SCORE: 72.92

#228
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 75.12
 
#244
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 73.96
 
Percent of Population 65+:  19.80%
Population 65+:  75,580
Total Population:  381,667

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 156 73.73 75.28 -2.06 %
Health Care 232 29.12 42.45 -31.40 %
Wellness 251 71.94 81.88 -12.14 %
Financial 244 68.71 77.72 -11.59 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
228 57.05 69.85 -18.32 %
Employment / Education 62 65.74 59.20 11.05 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
98 65.32 64.90 0.65 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
45 61.90 54.20 14.21 %
(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 127 52.36 52.43
Crime Rate 165 39.85 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 190 77.18 80.02
Unemployment Rate 189 33.34 41.03
Income Distribution 93 87.67 85.72
Weather 91 53.30 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 200 7.31 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 192 10.03 15.54
Number of hospital beds 186 22.68 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 219 47.55 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 61 16.38 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 168 14.89 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 144 31.09 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 201 7.83 13.47
Number of psychologists 218 7.32 21.04
Number of nurses 252 7.74 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 184 24.84 35.67
ER Wait Times 153 22.73 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 190 88.93 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 198 43.89 50.43
Diabetes Rate 140 43.36 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 183 78.00 81.94
Number of Caregivers 131 70.92 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 115 81.81 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 248 13.85 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 245 48.06 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 92 77.18 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 251 3.23 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 116 56.64 55.90
Total bank deposits 3 9.93 1.72
Tax burden 239 52.18 72.59
Dependency Ratio 39 71.24 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 239 66.70 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 171 30.18 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 194 31.66 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 126 62.34 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 193 8.73 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 130 45.53 47.00
Median Rental Price 215 56.97 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 87 51.02 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 243 7.96 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 223 54.44 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 244 1.48 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 248 3.88 15.92
Cost of assisted living 249 48.09 70.12
Nursing-home rating 84 39.56 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 241 75.71 84.74
Cost of adult day services 167 52.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 55 68.23 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 150 6.43 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 62 72.45 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 103 7.22 9.69
College Enrollment 44 39.84 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 192 65.37 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 241 1.32 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 116 63.39 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 130 14.67 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 24 68.47 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 115 86.30 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 10 54.92 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 50 21.91 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 59 71.56 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 109 24.80 25.07
Number of YMCAs 169 6.28 12.40
Funding for Seniors 22 25.89 25.37