5 Best and Worst US Cities for the Disabled

best and worst US cities for the disabled

best and worst US cities for the disabled

To assist people who have disabilities make wise and informed decisions when relocating, Wallet Hub has compiled a list of the 5 best and worst US cities most livable for people with disabilities to live in.

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Source: WalletHub

Wallet Hub researchers compared the 150 cities with the highest populations and came up with a ranking for each city in several different areas of concern to people who have disabilities.

Areas of interest ranked were:

  • Economic Environment
  • Quality of Life
  • Health Care
  • Lowest and Highest Cost of Living
  • Lowest and Highest Employment Rates
  • Lowest and Highest Percent of People With Disabilities Living Below the Poverty Level
  • Lowest and Highest Doctor Visit Cost
  • Lowest and Highest Annual Cost of In Home Services
  • Lowest and Highest Percent of People With Disabilities Living in the Area
  • Lowest and Highest Percent of Population With Walkable Park Access
  • Fewest and Most Family Doctors and General Practitioners Per Capita

purple-divider-Copy-Copy Also available on the Wallet Hub website are the various answers from a panel of experts on topics of interest and importance to persons with disabilities.

Questions Answered are:

  • Money saving tips for people with disabilities living on a budget.
  • How can people with disabilities overcome their unique financial challenges.
  • Local policies that have contributed to improving inclusion and the quality of life for people with disabilities.

purple-divider-Copy-Copy And now, without further adieu I will present the 5 best and worst US cities for the disabled according to the Wallet Hub. Please note that I found it quite interesting that these cities did not necessarily coincide with The 5 Best and Worst States for the Disabled!!

5 Overall Best Cities for the Disabled:

  • 1) Overland Park, KS
  • 2) Scottsdale, AZ
  • 3) Peoria, AZ
  • 4) Tampa, FL
  • 5) St. Petersburg, FL

 The 5 Overall Worst Cities for the Disabled:

  • 146) Worcester, MA
  • 147) Moreno Valley, CA
  • 148) San Bernardino, CA
  • 149) Jersey City, NJ
  • 150) Providence, RI

purple-divider-Copy-Copy Wallet Hub researchers gathered their information from the following sources:

U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Council for Community and Economic Research, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Trust For Public Land, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, eHealthInsurance Services, Genworth Financial, United Cerebral Palsy, WalkScore, TripAdvisor and WalletHub research.

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