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South Dakota Cities Among the Best for People with Disabilities

Oct 24, 2018 06:00AM ● By MED Magazine

2018's Best & Worst Cities for People with Disabilities

Sioux Falls came in 3rd and Rapid City 7th among 182 US cities evaluated by the personal finance site WalletHub for their disability-friendliness.

Noting that people with disabilities have a longer list of things to consider when searching for a place to live, WalletHub analyzed cities across the US in 31 key disability-related metrics. The data set ranged from wheelchair accessibility to facilities per capita to rate of workers with disabilities to quality of the public hospital system.

Here’s how the numbers break down for Sioux Falls (1-Best, 91=Avg.)

12th – Employment Rate for People with Disabilities

81st – % of People with Disabilities in Poverty

22nd – Family Doctors & General Practitioners per Capita

22nd – Share of Young Buildings

29th – Share of Uninsured Population

Other cities in our region which ranked high on the list are Bismarck, North Dakota at 9th and Minneapolis, Minnesota at 12th. Overland Park, Kansas was the highest rated city for people with disabilities and New Haven, Connecticut came in last.

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