Report: Worcester is 10th Worst City for People with Disabilities in America

by | Oct 2, 2018 | Headlines, Health, News

WORCESTER – With October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month and  the average monthly Social Security disability benefit at only $1,065.73, barely enough to keep an individual out of poverty, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst Cities for People with Disabilities.

WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 31 key indicators of disability-friendliness. The data set ranges from wheelchair-accessible facilities per capita to rate of workers with disabilities to quality of public hospital system.

Source: WalletHub

According to the report, Worcester ranks #173 of the 180 cities studied.

Living with a Disability in Worcester (1=Best; 91=Avg.)

  • 150th – Employment Rate for People with Disabilities
  • 171st – % of People with Disabilities in Poverty
  • 167th – Cost of Doctor Visit
  • 152nd – Annual Cost of In-Home Services
  • 32nd – % of People with Disabilities
  • 170th – Family Doctors & General Practitioners per Capita
  • 177th – Median Earnings for People with Disabilities


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