Sayre, PA Senior Guide

The Sayre, PA Senior Guide contains key statistics and information about how senior citizens in Sayre live. Use this tool to compare healthcare quality, senior housing options, demographic and financial statistics, and other important data for Sayre with the rest of the country. This guide also contains helpful contact information for local government agencies that offer assistance to senior citizens.

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Key Senior Statistics

Use these key statistics to learn more about Sayre, PA seniors.

  • 17% of the population of Sayre, PA are seniors Source: Census.gov
  • 41% of those seniors living in Sayre, PA are living alone Source: Census.gov
  • 2% of Sayre senior households have an annual income of less than $10k and 40% less than $20k Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 20% of Sayre, PA residents 60 and over received food stamps in the last year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The average Social Security Income in Sayre is $17,025/year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The median household income for a Sayre senior is $23,182 Source: Census.gov ACS
  • Compared to other states, Pennsylvania ranks 39th for Long Term Care and 25th for America's Health Rankings Source: AmericasHealthRankings.org
  • There are 139 working seniors in Sayre Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 25% of the seniors in Sayre are veterans Source: Census.gov ACS

Population by Age

children (20%) working aged (63%) seniors (17%)

(as of 2010)

In the U.S., around 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 today and everyday for over the next 15 years.

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Senior Housing

Use our senior housing data to get a snapshot of the housing characteristics and living arrangements of the aging population in Sayre, PA.

Who do Seniors Live with?

There are 397 seniors living alone in Sayre. Of these, 78% are female. Source: Census.gov

Seniors Living Alone

Percent Living Alone

Gender of Seniors Living Alone

62% of males 65 and older are married compared with 28% of females.
55% of females are widowed compared with 27% of males. Source: Census.gov

Marital Status

Males

Females

Senior Households: Homeowners vs. Renters

Year Home was Built

Renters

Homeowners

Year Current Resident Moved In

Renters

Homeowners

Percentage with Telephone Service

Overall, 0% of Sayre senior households do not have access to phone service.

Renters

Homeowners

Access to a Vehicle

Overall, 21% of Sayre senior households do not have access to a vehicle.

Renters

Homeowners

Units in Rental Building

9% of senior renters reside in a large development - one that has 50 or more units.

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Long Term Care Choices

Just 37% of people think they will need long term care, but 69% of people actually will.

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Average Monthly Cost of Long Term Care Services in Pennsylvania

Care TypePennsylvania Average CostNational Average Cost
Home Health Care
8 hours per week
$726$693
Adult Day Care
Weekdays only
$1,300$1,492
Assisted Living$3,555$3,600
Homemaker Services
44 hours per week
$3,899$3,721
Home Health Care
44 hours per week
$3,993$3,813
Nursing Home
Semi-Private - double occupancy room for one person
$8,790$6,692
Nursing Home
Private - single occupancy room for one person
$9,429$7,604
Data from Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care in 2015
Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care

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Senior Healthcare Quality

Compare the quality of healthcare in Pennsylvania with the rest of the country by looking at these state-level quality rankings.

Pennsylvania Long Term Care Scorecard Rankings

Click here for an expanded view of Pennsylvania's Long Term Care Rankings

The 50 states plus Washington, D.C. are ranked on a scale of 1 to 51, where 1 is the highest quality, 51 the lowest.

Ranking DimensionPennsylvania 2011 RankPennsylvania 2014 Rank
Affordability & Access Rank#47#46
Choice of Setting & Provider#12#25
Quality of Life & Quality of Care Rank#22#37
Support for Family Caregivers#46#36
Effective Transitions Rank#N/A#28
Overall Rank#39#39

Data from LongTermScorecard.org - A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers created by:

AARP, Inc.
The Commonwealth Fund
The SCAN Foundation

America's Health Rankings® for Pennsylvania

Click here for an expanded view of Pennsylvania's America's Health Rankings® for seniors.

The states are ranked on a scale of 1 to 50, where 1 is the highest ranking, 50 the lowest.

Determinant Pennsylvania 2013 Rank Pennsylvania 2015 Rank
Overall #17 #25
All Determinants #10 #21
Behaviors #16 #43
Smoking #25 #39
Chronic Drinking #13 #26
Obesity #43 #45
Underweight #3 #18
Physical Inactivity #27 #40
Dental Visit #26 #31
Pain Management #18 #33
Education #39 #39
Community #26 #26
Community & Environment - Macro #27 #31
Poverty #25 #24
Volunteerism #25 #22
Nursing Home Quality #35 #37
Community & Environment - Micro #25 #15
Food Insecurity #30 #13
Community Support #6 #6
Policy #2 #4
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents #5 #5
Prescription Drug Coverage #15 #15
Geriatrician Shortfall #5 #6
Clinical Care #14 #14
Dedicated Health Care Provider #2 #5
Flu Vaccine #20 #34
Health Screenings #23 #15
Recommended Hospital Care #8 #5
Diabetes Management #25 #11
Home Health Care #18 #13
Preventable Hospitalizations #34 #35
Hospital Readmissions #29 #28
Hospice Care #22 #26
Hospital Deaths #25 #19
All Outcomes #30 #33
ICU Use #44 #39
Falls #17 #14
Hip Fracture #12 #17
Health Status #30 #33
Able-bodied #23 #20
Premature Death #34 #33
Teeth Extractions #31 #33
Poor Mental Health Days #36 #36
Multiple Chronic Conditions #45 #43
Cognition #17 #16
Depression #34 #19

America's Health Rankings® is the longest-running annual assessment of the nation's health on a state-by-state basis. For the past 25 years, America's Health Rankings® has provided a holistic view of the health of the nation. America's Health Rankings® is the result of a partnership between United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association, and Partnership for Prevention™.

Americas Health Rankings - United Health Foundation
United Health Foundation
ALPHA - American Public Health Association

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Senior Financial Overview

View our Sayre, PA financial data below to learn about the income, wealth and costs incurred of those seniors living in the community.

The median household income for seniors in Sayre is $23,182 Source: Census.gov ACS

Annual Income for Senior Households

66% of senior households in Sayre earn less than $30,000 per year, while 6% earn more than $100K/year


Only those where the head of household is 65 or over are included. As an example, an elderly widow and her children's income would be counted if her children choose to live with her. However, if she chooses to live with her children, neither would be counted.

Also, keep in mind the distinction between household and individual income. A married couple over the age of 65 that is still working and earning $30,000 per year each would have a household income of $60,000.

The average Social Security income per household receiving the benefit in Sayre is $17,025 Source: Census.gov ACS
The average retirement income per household receiving it in Sayre is $15,482 Source: Census.gov ACS
16% of seniors in Sayre, PA are employed. Source: Census.gov ACS

Employment Status

Males

Females

How Seniors Travel to/from Work

19% of Sayre seniors have a college degree. Source: Census.gov ACS

Highest Level of Education

Males

Females

96% of seniors living in Sayre speak English at home. Source: Census.gov ACS
3% of the seniors in Sayre are below the poverty level. Source: Census.gov ACS

Percentage of Seniors Below the Poverty Level

Male

Female

Percent of People 60 and Over Receiving Food Stamps

13% of senior homeowners in Sayre have a mortgage. Source: Census.gov ACS

Home Ownership Cost as a Percent of Income

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Helpful Contacts for Seniors

  • Pennsylvania Department of Aging

    Services Provided: State Agency on Aging
    555 Walnut Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17101
    John Michael Hall
    (717) 783-1550
    aging@state.pa.us
    Website
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Eastern Time
  • AAA for Co. of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna & Tioga

    Services Provided: Area Agencies on Aging, Long-term Care Ombudsman
    220 Main Street
    Towanda, PA 18848
    Marlea Hoyt
    (570) 265-6121
    info@bsstaaa.org
    Website
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Eastern Time Monday-Friday
  • North Penn Legal Services

    Services Provided: Legal Services
    Victoria Coyle, Esq.
    (800) 982-4346
    8:30am-12:00pm and 1pm-4:30pm. Monday-Friday
  • Pennsylvania Senior Law Helpline

    Services Provided: Legal Services
    100 South Broad Street Ste. 1810
    Philadelphia, PA 19110
    (215) 988-1244
    Website
    Monday through Thursday from 10AM to 2PM
  • Elder Abuse Hotline

    Services Provided: Elder Abuse Prevention
  • APPRISE

    Services Provided: Health Insurance Counseling
    Website
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Eastern Time, M-F

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Sources

Census.gov - Data from the 2010 United States Census. The Census counts every resident in the U.S. and is conducted once every 10 years.

Census.gov ACS - Data from the the 2009-2013 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every year. Because every resident is not surveyed each year, data from a 5 year period is used to improve accuracy.