Community & Work Disparities
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Percentage with Disabilities in United States

Percentage with Disabilities in United States Counties have been grouped using the US state quartile ranges and United States is in the second quartile with a value of 13.0%. The following cities in United States have the value, Anchorage 10.6%, Asheville 12.3%, Austin 8.8%, Baltimore 15.3%, Baton Rouge 15.6%, Birmingham 17.0%, Boise 11.2%, Chicago 10.6%, Columbia 10.8%, Columbus 11.9%, Denver 9.4%, Detroit 20.0%, Fresno 13.0%, Gastonia 14.8%, Greensboro 9.9%, Houston 9.8%, Indianapolis 13.7%, Lansing 16.4%, Las Vegas 13.0%, Little Rock 12.4%, Memphis 13.7%, Milwaukee 14.0%, Minneapolis 10.9%, Missoula 11.7%, Montgomery 16.2%, Nashville 11.9%, New Orleans 13.7%, Oakland 12.6%, Phoenix 10.2%, Pittsburgh 13.6%, Portland 12.9%, Raleigh 8.5%, Richmond 15.5%, Riverside 9.9%, Sacramento 12.8%, Salt Lake City 10.5%, San Francisco 10.6%, Santa Barbara 9.9%, Seattle 9.4%, Spokane 15.8%, St. Petersburg 13.6%, Tacoma 15.0%, Tampa 12.4%, Tucson 15.0%, Tulsa 14.4%, Urban Honolulu CDP 11.1% & Washington 11.3%.Percentage with Disabilities Albuquerque, 13.0%Anchorage, 10.6%Asheville, 12.3%Austin, 8.8%Baltimore, 15.3%Baton Rouge, 15.6%Birmingham, 17.0%Boise, 11.2%Chicago, 10.6%Columbia, 10.8%Columbus, 11.9%Denver, 9.4%Detroit, 20.0%Fresno, 13.0%Gastonia, 14.8%Greensboro, 9.9%Houston, 9.8%Indianapolis, 13.7%Lansing, 16.4%Las Vegas, 13.0%Little Rock, 12.4%Memphis, 13.7%Milwaukee, 14.0%Minneapolis, 10.9%Missoula, 11.7%Montgomery, 16.2%Nashville, 11.9%New Orleans, 13.7%Oakland, 12.6%Phoenix, 10.2%Pittsburgh, 13.6%Portland, 12.9%Raleigh, 8.5%Richmond, 15.5%Riverside, 9.9%Sacramento, 12.8%Salt Lake City, 10.5%San Francisco, 10.6%Santa Barbara, 9.9%Seattle, 9.4%Spokane, 15.8%St. Petersburg, 13.6%Tacoma, 15.0%Tampa, 12.4%Tucson, 15.0%Tulsa, 14.4%Urban Honolulu CDP, 11.1%Washington, 11.3%

Data source. , American Community Survey (ACS), 5 year Estimates. Table S1810, disability characteristics.
Calculation. Total population with a disability divided by total population.

Percentage of Total Population with Disabilities by Region
RegionPercentage with Disabilities
United States12.5%
Albuquerque13.0%
Anchorage10.6%
Asheville12.3%
Austin8.8%
Baltimore15.3%
Baton Rouge15.6%
Birmingham17.0%
Boise11.2%
Chicago10.6%
Columbia10.8%
Columbus11.9%
Denver9.4%
Detroit20.0%
Fresno13.0%
Gastonia14.8%
Greensboro9.9%
Houston9.8%
Indianapolis13.7%
Lansing16.4%
Las Vegas13.0%
Little Rock12.4%
Memphis13.7%
Milwaukee14.0%
Minneapolis10.9%
Missoula11.7%
Montgomery16.2%
Nashville11.9%
New Orleans13.7%
Oakland12.6%
Phoenix10.2%
Pittsburgh13.6%
Portland12.9%
Raleigh8.5%
Richmond15.5%
Riverside9.9%
Sacramento12.8%
Salt Lake City10.5%
San Francisco10.6%
Santa Barbara9.9%
Seattle9.4%
Spokane15.8%
St. Petersburg13.6%
Tacoma15.0%
Tampa12.4%
Tucson15.0%
Tulsa14.4%
Urban Honolulu CDP11.1%
Washington11.3%
Percentage of Total Population with DisabilitiesPercentage of Total Population with DisabilitiesA bar chart listed in descending orderDetroit    20.0Birmingham    17.0Lansing    16.4Montgomery    16.2Spokane    15.8Baton Rouge    15.6Richmond    15.5Baltimore    15.3Tacoma    15.0Tucson    15.0Gastonia    14.8Tulsa    14.4Milwaukee    14.0Memphis    13.7New Orleans    13.7Indianapolis    13.7Pittsburgh    13.6St. Petersburg    13.6Albuquerque    13.0Las Vegas    13.0Fresno    13.0Portland    12.9Sacramento    12.8Oakland    12.6United States    12.5Little Rock    12.4Tampa    12.4Asheville    12.3Columbus    11.9Nashville    11.9Missoula    11.7Washington    11.3Boise    11.2Urban Honolulu CDP    11.1Minneapolis    10.9Columbia    10.8Chicago    10.6San Francisco    10.6Anchorage    10.6Salt Lake City    10.5Phoenix    10.2Riverside    9.9Santa Barbara    9.9Greensboro    9.9Houston    9.8Seattle    9.4Denver    9.4Austin    8.8Raleigh    8.50%5%10%15%20%