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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Williamsport, PA
#105
OVERALL RANKING

Williamsport, PA


SCORE: 80.14

#111
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 80.72
 
#96
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 81.83
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.84%
Population 65+:  19,756
Total Population:  117,317

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 140 74.47 75.28 -1.08 %
Health Care 61 49.43 42.45 16.44 %
Wellness 115 81.92 81.88 0.05 %
Financial 121 77.45 77.72 -.35 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
166 66.80 69.85 -4.37 %
Employment / Education 180 51.50 59.20 -13.01 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
40 70.11 64.90 8.03 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
129 51.46 54.20 -5.06 %
(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 120 52.98 52.43
Crime Rate 35 63.97 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 17 86.28 80.02
Unemployment Rate 142 38.09 41.03
Income Distribution 10 94.85 85.72
Weather 201 40.60 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 168 8.54 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 181 10.43 15.54
Number of hospital beds 118 31.87 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 213 50.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 125 55.92 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 6 78.19 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 5 86.69 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 8 48.72 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 49 27.78 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 202 7.82 13.47
Number of psychologists 159 15.40 21.04
Number of nurses 151 20.83 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 92 38.80 35.67
ER Wait Times 212 17.05 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 23 96.41 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 184 44.57 50.43
Diabetes Rate 138 43.52 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 217 73.82 81.94
Number of Caregivers 132 70.58 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 157 79.97 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 205 26.28 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 31 76.33 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 1 100.00 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 153 16.09 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 164 51.24 55.90
Total bank deposits 86 1.34 1.72
Tax burden 175 62.76 72.59
Dependency Ratio 106 62.65 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 26 74.70 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 100 39.21 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 125 37.10 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 35 66.75 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 40 31.48 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 125 46.35 47.00
Median Rental Price 60 78.18 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 49 55.12 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 111 26.62 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 228 51.65 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 167 4.86 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 133 12.16 15.92
Cost of assisted living 146 67.23 70.12
Nursing-home rating 217 10.26 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 149 83.73 84.74
Cost of adult day services 73 65.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 160 53.19 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 127 7.89 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 231 63.95 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 177 4.19 9.69
College Enrollment 115 24.42 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 90 73.30 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 49 15.46 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 173 61.85 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 44 26.17 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 78 59.14 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 83 88.13 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 43 46.70 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 228 8.68 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 102 62.97 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 102 25.77 25.07
Number of YMCAs 110 10.95 12.40
Funding for Seniors 33 25.24 25.37