Community & Work Disparities
A Program of the ADA Participatory Action Research Consortium (ADA-PARC)

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Walk score, 2018

Distance to local resources (e.g., stores, public buildings, transportation) can be an indicator for community participation in that it shows access to participation in a city. The Walk Score (www.walkscore.com) is a publicly available system for determining scores based on the distance to and variety of community facilities. The score is available at different levels but has shown to be valid within a distance of a mile. It is a score of 0-100, 100 being most accessible within a quarter mile and 0 being car dependent. This score allows us to see cities that exemplify high participation resources availability in comparison to those that require a distance trip to access resources. San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Oakland and Washington DC have some of the highest scores (>70) whereas Gastonia, Montgomery, Nashville, and Greensboro show lower scores (<30). Information on access to public transit will be critical for the cities with lower scores.

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Walk score Color coded map of the United States.  States have been grouped into four quartile ranges. The first quartile ranges from 29 to 44 and includes the states United States.  The second quartile ranges from 45 to 39. There are no states in this quartile because the quartiles are shared between two maps.  The third quartile ranges from 40 to 61. There are no states in this quartile because the quartiles are shared between two maps.  The fourth quartile ranges from 62 to 85. There are no states in this quartile because the quartiles are shared between two maps. Albuquerque 43Anchorage 32Asheville 36Austin 40Baltimore 69Baton Rouge 41Birmingham 35Boise 40Chicago 78Columbia 38Columbus 41Denver 61Detroit 55Fresno 46Gastonia 23Greensboro 29Houston 49Indianapolis 30Lansing 45Las Vegas 41Little Rock 32Memphis 37Milwaukee 62Milwaukee 62Minneapolis 69Missoula 46Montgomery 27Nashville 28New Orleans 58Oakland 72Phoenix 41Pittsburgh 62Portland 65Raleigh 30Richmond 51Riverside 41Sacramento 47Salt Lake City 57San Francisco 86Santa Barbara 62Seattle 73Spokane 48St. Petersburg 43Tacoma 53Tampa 50Tucson 42Tulsa 40Urban Honolulu CDP 64Washington 77
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Data source. 2018 , www.walkscore.com (Data sources include Google, Education.com, Open Street Map, the U.S. Census, Localeze, and places added by the Walk Score user community)
Calculation. No calculation, done by walkscore.com.

Walk score by region

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Walk score by Region. Click on a state to view city data, where available.
RegionWalk score
Albuquerque43
Anchorage32
Asheville36
Austin40
Baltimore69
Baton Rouge41
Birmingham35
Boise40
Chicago78
Columbia38
Columbus41
Denver61
Detroit55
Fresno46
Gastonia23
Greensboro29
Walk score by Region. Click on a state to view city data, where available.
RegionWalk score
Houston49
Indianapolis30
Lansing45
Las Vegas41
Little Rock32
Memphis37
Milwaukee62
Minneapolis69
Missoula46
Montgomery27
Nashville28
New Orleans58
Oakland72
Phoenix41
Pittsburgh62
Portland65
Walk score by Region. Click on a state to view city data, where available.
RegionWalk score
Raleigh30
Richmond51
Riverside41
Sacramento47
Salt Lake City57
San Francisco86
Santa Barbara62
Seattle73
Spokane48
St. Petersburg43
Tacoma53
Tampa50
Tucson42
Tulsa40
Urban Honolulu CDP64
Washington77


Walk scoreWalk scoreA bar chart listed in descending orderSan Francisco    86Chicago    78Washington    77Seattle    73Oakland    72Minneapolis    69Baltimore    69Portland    65Urban Honolulu CDP    64Milwaukee    62Pittsburgh    62Santa Barbara    62Denver    61New Orleans    58Salt Lake City    57Detroit    55Tacoma    53Richmond    51Tampa    50Houston    49Spokane    48Sacramento    47Missoula    46Fresno    46Lansing    45Albuquerque    43St. Petersburg    43Tucson    42Baton Rouge    41Columbus    41Riverside    41Phoenix    41Las Vegas    41Boise    40Austin    40Tulsa    40Columbia    38Memphis    37Asheville    36Birmingham    35Little Rock    32Anchorage    32Indianapolis    30Raleigh    30Greensboro    29Nashville    28Montgomery    27Gastonia    23United States    0102030405060708090