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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ
#252
OVERALL RANKING

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ


SCORE: 68.22

#252
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 69.41
 
#252
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 70.29
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.09%
Population 65+:  20,664
Total Population:  157,917

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 239 67.76 75.28 -9.99 %
Health Care 182 34.71 42.45 -18.23 %
Wellness 220 75.86 81.88 -7.35 %
Financial 251 63.30 77.72 -18.55 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
244 52.30 69.85 -25.13 %
Employment / Education 228 46.98 59.20 -20.64 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
131 63.45 64.90 -2.23 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
243 41.69 54.20 -23.08 %
(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 147 49.26 52.43
Crime Rate 228 31.06 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 212 76.04 80.02
Unemployment Rate 245 20.99 41.03
Income Distribution 171 83.36 85.72
Weather 100 51.80 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 134 10.14 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 244 7.11 15.54
Number of hospital beds 188 22.53 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 213 50.00 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 110 36.32 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 1 100.00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 135 10.96 13.47
Number of psychologists 67 26.03 21.04
Number of nurses 111 23.59 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 214 20.74 35.67
ER Wait Times 91 28.85 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 43 94.85 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 209 43.02 50.43
Diabetes Rate 222 35.68 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 227 71.75 81.94
Number of Caregivers 146 69.91 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 202 76.77 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 163 33.47 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 104 65.83 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 114 74.10 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 200 11.93 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 244 31.53 55.90
Total bank deposits 95 1.31 1.72
Tax burden 248 39.25 72.59
Dependency Ratio 68 65.61 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 215 68.03 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 248 17.13 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 143 36.02 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 69 64.64 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 80 21.15 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 132 45.09 47.00
Median Rental Price 228 54.03 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 63 53.07 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 186 16.95 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 238 46.23 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 227 2.32 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 249 3.87 15.92
Cost of assisted living 240 49.12 70.12
Nursing-home rating 217 10.26 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 246 73.20 84.74
Cost of adult day services 217 46.43 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 190 49.14 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 165 5.82 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 203 66.03 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 127 5.93 9.69
College Enrollment 238 15.50 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 183 65.94 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 74 10.90 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 109 64.28 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 196 10.28 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 46 64.48 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 200 78.94 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 167 36.29 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 219 9.46 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 216 49.43 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 206 13.63 25.07
Number of YMCAs 134 9.17 12.40
Funding for Seniors 64 24.08 25.37