Ranking Names Most Livable Cities For People With Disabilities
A new ranking crunches the numbers to assess the nation’s best and worst cities for those with disabilities.
The analysis from the consumer finance website WalletHub compares the country’s 150 most populated cities using 21 different metrics designed to evaluate cost of living, quality of life and access to health care.
Overland Park, Kan. comes in at number one on the list followed by Scottsdale and Peoria, Ariz., Tampa and St. Petersburg, Fla.
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Rounding out the bottom five are Worcester, Mass., Moreno Valley and San Bernardino, Calif., Jersey City, N.J. and Providence, R.I.
The analysis gave extra weight to factors including each locale’s employment rate, poverty level and median earnings specific to people with disabilities. Other considerations included housing affordability, cost of in-home care services, walkability and the availability of doctors and special-education teachers.
WalletHub said the ranking is meant to “identify the cities with the most suitable living conditions for people with disabilities.”