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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Trenton, NJ
#104
OVERALL RANKING

Trenton, NJ


SCORE: 80.21

#89
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 81.75
 
#100
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 81.54
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.16%
Population 65+:  48,546
Total Population:  368,832

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 118 75.19 75.28 -.12 %
Health Care 25 56.75 42.45 33.69 %
Wellness 74 84.50 81.88 3.20 %
Financial 236 70.00 77.72 -9.93 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
245 51.95 69.85 -25.63 %
Employment / Education 71 63.55 59.20 7.35 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
18 75.07 64.90 15.67 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
216 44.90 54.20 -17.16 %
(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 220 37.36 52.43
Crime Rate 64 56.18 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 48 83.32 80.02
Unemployment Rate 145 37.83 41.03
Income Distribution 242 77.29 85.72
Weather 99 52.11 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 31 17.50 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 18 25.19 15.54
Number of hospital beds 55 46.68 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 51 20.18 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 93 28.14 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 64 46.51 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 95 20.22 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 34 57.14 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 20 28.57 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 24 21.51 13.47
Number of psychologists 13 44.45 21.04
Number of nurses 39 32.14 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 106 36.78 35.67
ER Wait Times 148 23.08 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 26 96.15 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 47 56.44 50.43
Diabetes Rate 106 46.19 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 227 71.75 81.94
Number of Caregivers 146 69.91 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 50 85.14 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 18 63.29 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 156 59.54 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 113 74.15 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 216 11.03 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 24 73.43 55.90
Total bank deposits 6 2.74 1.72
Tax burden 248 39.25 72.59
Dependency Ratio 50 68.37 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 142 70.18 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 34 48.28 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 143 36.02 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 228 58.43 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 144 13.17 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 242 22.43 47.00
Median Rental Price 243 47.07 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 128 48.98 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 52 37.88 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 238 46.23 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 43 13.41 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 175 9.34 15.92
Cost of assisted living 240 49.12 70.12
Nursing-home rating 109 34.39 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 164 83.20 84.74
Cost of adult day services 217 46.43 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 84 62.16 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 190 5.07 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 66 72.37 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 17 24.92 9.69
College Enrollment 64 31.56 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 248 54.51 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 77 10.87 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 109 64.28 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 39 26.70 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 3 95.03 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 198 79.00 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 165 36.50 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 108 16.15 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 216 49.43 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 183 16.29 25.07
Number of YMCAs 153 7.83 12.40
Funding for Seniors 64 24.08 25.37