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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Wheeling, WV-OH
#38
OVERALL RANKING

Wheeling, WV-OH


SCORE: 85.01

#49
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 84.69
 
#28
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 85.87
 
Percent of Population 65+:  18.46%
Population 65+:  27,015
Total Population:  146,357

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 89 76.25 75.28 1.29 %
Health Care 32 55.66 42.45 31.12 %
Wellness 206 76.73 81.88 -6.29 %
Financial 62 81.65 77.72 5.06 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
13 83.59 69.85 19.67 %
Employment / Education 107 58.44 59.20 -1.28 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
85 66.83 64.90 2.97 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
29 68.79 54.20 26.92 %
(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 17 72.13 52.43
Crime Rate 31 66.44 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 95 80.94 80.02
Unemployment Rate 122 39.74 41.03
Income Distribution 123 85.90 85.72
Weather 219 39.61 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 171 8.41 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 143 12.32 15.54
Number of hospital beds 26 55.97 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 117 85.71 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 18 60.09 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 8 83.47 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 144 14.29 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 160 10.02 13.47
Number of psychologists 78 23.64 21.04
Number of nurses 60 28.20 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 73 42.53 35.67
ER Wait Times 96 28.41 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 98 92.42 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 189 44.33 50.43
Diabetes Rate 203 37.34 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 143 79.99 81.94
Number of Caregivers 114 73.58 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 232 75.27 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 89 45.14 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 220 53.71 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 171 67.92 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 139 17.50 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 157 51.86 55.90
Total bank deposits 29 1.75 1.72
Tax burden 108 75.24 72.59
Dependency Ratio 115 62.02 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 154 69.84 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 133 34.99 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 203 29.77 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 71 64.62 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 12 60.99 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 18 66.79 47.00
Median Rental Price 1 100.00 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 27 58.10 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 8 57.89 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 151 63.95 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 138 6.10 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 140 10.87 15.92
Cost of assisted living 131 69.35 70.12
Nursing-home rating 188 22.32 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 234 77.45 84.74
Cost of adult day services 51 72.90 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 157 53.31 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 13 35.82 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 248 60.66 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 76 9.42 9.69
College Enrollment 193 19.33 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 171 66.52 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 198 3.64 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 101 64.67 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 97 17.38 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 20 70.19 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 137 84.39 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 20 51.19 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 10 47.59 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 137 59.55 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 45 34.61 25.07
Number of YMCAs 142 8.43 12.40
Funding for Seniors 62 24.15 25.37