Community & Work Disparities
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Percentage of People with a Cognitive Disability in United States

Percentage of People with a Cognitive Disability in United States Counties have been grouped using the US state quartile ranges and United States is in the third quartile with a value of 5.4%. The following cities in United States have the value, Anchorage 4.3%, Asheville 4.8%, Austin 3.6%, Baltimore 6.5%, Baton Rouge 5.3%, Birmingham 6.4%, Boise 5.0%, Chicago 3.9%, Columbia 4.3%, Columbus 5.3%, Denver 3.5%, Detroit 8.6%, Fresno 5.5%, Gastonia 5.9%, Greensboro 3.7%, Houston 3.7%, Indianapolis 5.5%, Lansing 7.9%, Las Vegas 4.4%, Little Rock 4.8%, Memphis 5.5%, Milwaukee 6.2%, Minneapolis 5.4%, Missoula 5.1%, Montgomery 6.8%, Nashville 4.7%, New Orleans 5.6%, Oakland 5.2%, Phoenix 4.0%, Pittsburgh 5.4%, Portland 5.7%, Raleigh 3.6%, Richmond 7.2%, Riverside 3.9%, Sacramento 5.3%, Salt Lake City 4.5%, San Francisco 4.3%, Santa Barbara 3.7%, Seattle 4.1%, Spokane 6.9%, St. Petersburg 5.4%, Tacoma 5.7%, Tampa 4.8%, Tucson 6.0%, Tulsa 5.5%, Urban Honolulu CDP 4.1% & Washington 4.5%.Percentage of People with a Cognitive Disability Albuquerque, 5.4%Anchorage, 4.3%Asheville, 4.8%Austin, 3.6%Baltimore, 6.5%Baton Rouge, 5.3%Birmingham, 6.4%Boise, 5.0%Chicago, 3.9%Columbia, 4.3%Columbus, 5.3%Denver, 3.5%Detroit, 8.6%Fresno, 5.5%Gastonia, 5.9%Greensboro, 3.7%Houston, 3.7%Indianapolis, 5.5%Lansing, 7.9%Las Vegas, 4.4%Little Rock, 4.8%Memphis, 5.5%Milwaukee, 6.2%Minneapolis, 5.4%Missoula, 5.1%Montgomery, 6.8%Nashville, 4.7%New Orleans, 5.6%Oakland, 5.2%Phoenix, 4.0%Pittsburgh, 5.4%Portland, 5.7%Raleigh, 3.6%Richmond, 7.2%Riverside, 3.9%Sacramento, 5.3%Salt Lake City, 4.5%San Francisco, 4.3%Santa Barbara, 3.7%Seattle, 4.1%Spokane, 6.9%St. Petersburg, 5.4%Tacoma, 5.7%Tampa, 4.8%Tucson, 6.0%Tulsa, 5.5%Urban Honolulu CDP, 4.1%Washington, 4.5%

Data source. , American Community Survey (ACS), 5 year Estimates. Table S1810, disability characteristics.
Calculation. The sum of people under 5, age 5 to 17, age 18 to 64 and 65 and above with a cognitive disability divided by the total population.

Percentage of People with a Cognitive Disability by Region
RegionPercentage of People with a Cognitive Disability
United States4.7%
Albuquerque5.4%
Anchorage4.3%
Asheville4.8%
Austin3.6%
Baltimore6.5%
Baton Rouge5.3%
Birmingham6.4%
Boise5.0%
Chicago3.9%
Columbia4.3%
Columbus5.3%
Denver3.5%
Detroit8.6%
Fresno5.5%
Gastonia5.9%
Greensboro3.7%
Houston3.7%
Indianapolis5.5%
Lansing7.9%
Las Vegas4.4%
Little Rock4.8%
Memphis5.5%
Milwaukee6.2%
Minneapolis5.4%
Missoula5.1%
Montgomery6.8%
Nashville4.7%
New Orleans5.6%
Oakland5.2%
Phoenix4.0%
Pittsburgh5.4%
Portland5.7%
Raleigh3.6%
Richmond7.2%
Riverside3.9%
Sacramento5.3%
Salt Lake City4.5%
San Francisco4.3%
Santa Barbara3.7%
Seattle4.1%
Spokane6.9%
St. Petersburg5.4%
Tacoma5.7%
Tampa4.8%
Tucson6.0%
Tulsa5.5%
Urban Honolulu CDP4.1%
Washington4.5%
Percentage of People with a Cognitive DisabilityPercentage of People with a Cognitive DisabilityA bar chart listed in descending orderDetroit    8.6Lansing    7.9Richmond    7.2Spokane    6.9Montgomery    6.8Baltimore    6.5Birmingham    6.4Milwaukee    6.2Tucson    6.0Gastonia    5.9Portland    5.7Tacoma    5.7New Orleans    5.6Memphis    5.5Indianapolis    5.5Tulsa    5.5Fresno    5.5Albuquerque    5.4Minneapolis    5.4Pittsburgh    5.4St. Petersburg    5.4Baton Rouge    5.3Columbus    5.3Sacramento    5.3Oakland    5.2Missoula    5.1Boise    5.0Tampa    4.8Little Rock    4.8Asheville    4.8Nashville    4.7United States    4.7Washington    4.5Salt Lake City    4.5Las Vegas    4.4Anchorage    4.3San Francisco    4.3Columbia    4.3Seattle    4.1Urban Honolulu CDP    4.1Phoenix    4.0Riverside    3.9Chicago    3.9Greensboro    3.7Santa Barbara    3.7Houston    3.7Austin    3.6Raleigh    3.6Denver    3.50%1%2%3%4%5%6%7%8%9%