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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH
#95
OVERALL RANKING

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH


SCORE: 80.52

#123
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 80.12
 
#80
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 82.47
 
Percent of Population 65+:  19.10%
Population 65+:  23,415
Total Population:  122,578

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 110 75.39 75.28 0.15 %
Health Care 118 41.42 42.45 -2.43 %
Wellness 236 75.13 81.88 -8.24 %
Financial 29 84.06 77.72 8.16 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
31 80.16 69.85 14.76 %
Employment / Education 243 43.50 59.20 -26.52 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
96 65.35 64.90 0.69 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
12 74.44 54.20 37.34 %
(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 16 72.16 52.43
Crime Rate 15 72.07 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 219 75.63 80.02
Unemployment Rate 212 29.78 41.03
Income Distribution 77 88.32 85.72
Weather 219 39.61 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 5 26.75 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 248 6.04 15.54
Number of hospital beds 79 39.41 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 84 62.88 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 40 47.11 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 95 39.29 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 245 3.54 13.47
Number of psychologists 240 4.17 21.04
Number of nurses 86 25.92 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 172 26.58 35.67
ER Wait Times 85 29.41 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 8 97.89 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 247 38.24 50.43
Diabetes Rate 251 29.47 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 143 79.99 81.94
Number of Caregivers 114 73.58 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 221 75.86 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 241 17.97 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 168 58.48 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 173 67.69 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 40 34.85 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 203 44.58 55.90
Total bank deposits 147 1.14 1.72
Tax burden 108 75.24 72.59
Dependency Ratio 188 58.07 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 247 65.55 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 54 45.30 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 203 29.77 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 166 61.12 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 4 87.31 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 7 73.04 47.00
Median Rental Price 8 87.90 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 17 60.71 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 10 54.42 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 151 63.95 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 100 8.13 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 116 13.68 15.92
Cost of assisted living 131 69.35 70.12
Nursing-home rating 217 10.26 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 251 69.35 84.74
Cost of adult day services 51 72.90 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 233 39.05 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 86 10.49 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 252 55.59 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 144 5.20 9.69
College Enrollment 137 22.63 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 231 60.16 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 201 3.60 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 101 64.67 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 112 15.98 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 18 70.57 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 145 83.54 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 15 52.97 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 9 58.17 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 137 59.55 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 34 37.78 25.07
Number of YMCAs 121 9.92 12.40
Funding for Seniors 62 24.15 25.37