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Percentage of Population with Disabilities by Metro Area

Among the nation’s 50 most populous metros, Houston ranks 46th in percent of population with one or more disability.
Published on 1/14/21
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Percentage of Population with Disabilities
by Metro Area
Rank Area With a Disability
1 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area 15.6%
2 Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area 15.0%
3 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area 14.7%
4 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area 14.4%
5 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area 14.4%
6 Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area 14.2%
7 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area 14.2%
8 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area 13.8%
9 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area 13.8%
10 Richmond, VA Metro Area 13.7%
11 St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area 13.4%
12 Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area 13.3%
13 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area 13.2%
14 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area 13.1%
15 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area 13.1%
16 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area 12.8%
17 Jacksonville, FL Metro Area 12.6%
18 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area 12.5%
19 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area 12.3%
20 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area 12.2%
21 Columbus, OH Metro Area 12.1%
22 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area 12.1%
23 Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area 12.1%
24 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area 12.0%
25 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area 12.0%
26 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area 11.9%
27 Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area 11.8%
28 Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area 11.8%
29 Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area 11.8%
30 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area 11.7%
31 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area 11.1%
32 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area 10.9%
33 Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area 10.8%
34 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area 10.7%
35 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area 10.3%
36 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area 10.2%
37 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area 10.1%
38 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area 10.1%
39 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area 10.0%
40 San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area 9.8%
41 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area 9.6%
42 Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area 9.5%
43 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area 9.5%
44 Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area 9.5%
45 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area 9.4%
46 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area 9.4%
47 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area 9.3%
48 San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area 9.3%
49 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area 8.8%
50 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area 8.3%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 American Community Survey  
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