10 best, worst cities for people with disabilities

Overland Park, Kan., is the best city in the U.S. for people with disabilities, according to analysis by WalletHub.

To identify the best and worst cities for people with disabilities, WalletHub analysts compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities on 28 key indicators of disability-friendliness. The metrics range from rate of workers with disabilities to park accessibility. Each measure was graded on a 100-point scale, with 100 representing the most favorable conditions for people with disabilities.

Here are the 10 best cities for people with disabilities based on the analysis.

1. Overland Park, Kan. — score of 61.91 out of 100
2. Grand Rapids, Mich. — 58.59
3. Denver — 58.18
4. Salt Lake City — 57.32
5. Aurora, Col. — 57.18
6. St. Louis — 56.76
7. Chicago — 56.42
8. Chandler, Ariz. — 56.18
9. Amarillo, Texas — 56.02
10. Kansas City, Mo. — 55.99

Here are the 10 worst cities for people with disabilities based on the analysis.

1. San Bernardino, Calif. — 40.51
2. Greensboro, N.C. — 40.6
3. Providence, R.I. — 41.57
4. Winston-Salem, N.C. — 41.64
5. Brownsville, Texas — 42.05
6. Newark, N.J. — 42.13
7. Shreveport, La. — 42.58
8. Baton Rouge, La. — 42.81
9. Fayetteville, N.C. — 43.18
10. Cape Coral, Fla. — 43.35

Access additional information on the metrics used for the analysis here.

More articles on population health:

Alphabet spinout to address socioeconomic disparities in health with personalized care
Google creates 'Searching for Health' tool to improve health, disease tracking
HHS unveils tech competition to reduce childhood obesity 

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2019. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 
 

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months