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Best Cities for Successful Aging | York-Hanover, PA
#211
OVERALL RANKING

York-Hanover, PA


SCORE: 75.41

#207
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 76.65
 
#192
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 77.24
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.99%
Population 65+:  65,578
Total Population:  437,411

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 29 81.31 75.28 8.01 %
Health Care 194 33.35 42.45 -21.44 %
Wellness 125 81.47 81.88 -.50 %
Financial 193 73.44 77.72 -5.51 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
201 62.82 69.85 -10.06 %
Employment / Education 152 54.52 59.20 -7.91 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
250 53.89 64.90 -16.96 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
179 47.89 54.20 -11.64 %
(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 150 48.73 52.43
Crime Rate 27 67.25 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 118 79.94 80.02
Unemployment Rate 138 38.33 41.03
Income Distribution 5 95.56 85.72
Weather 61 54.60 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 25 18.36 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 164 11.14 15.54
Number of hospital beds 225 17.25 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 143 75.00 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 124 22.19 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 175 24.53 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 152 7.93 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 110 25.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 23 25.00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 204 7.75 13.47
Number of psychologists 171 14.58 21.04
Number of nurses 162 20.16 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 104 37.16 35.67
ER Wait Times 171 21.84 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 107 92.19 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 208 43.14 50.43
Diabetes Rate 136 43.78 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 217 73.82 81.94
Number of Caregivers 132 70.58 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 75 83.56 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 68 48.33 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 102 65.90 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 99 76.09 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 111 20.46 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 206 44.01 55.90
Total bank deposits 134 1.17 1.72
Tax burden 175 62.76 72.59
Dependency Ratio 120 61.72 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 83 72.20 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 32 48.68 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 125 37.10 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 148 61.62 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 134 13.94 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 174 40.63 47.00
Median Rental Price 174 64.73 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 102 50.09 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 190 16.04 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 228 51.65 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 219 2.67 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 154 10.17 15.92
Cost of assisted living 146 67.23 70.12
Nursing-home rating 92 37.61 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 85 86.61 84.74
Cost of adult day services 73 65.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 109 59.91 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 131 7.62 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 62 72.45 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 190 3.88 9.69
College Enrollment 197 18.53 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 245 55.72 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 156 5.79 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 173 61.85 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 165 12.56 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 239 38.73 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 154 82.69 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 97 41.58 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 230 8.47 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 102 62.97 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 215 12.82 25.07
Number of YMCAs 130 9.29 12.40
Funding for Seniors 33 25.24 25.37