Huntington Beach is the sixth best city in America for people with disabilities. (Hold your jokes about the past mayors who have been indicted.)
Personal finance website WalletHub.com put out 2015's Best and Worst Cities for Americans with Disabilities list because October is Disability Employment Awareness Month and the unemployment rate for people with disabilities continues to be almost double the rate for persons without them.
The 150 most populated U.S. cities were rated across 21 key metrics ranging from the number of physicians per capita to the rate of employed people with disabilities. Huntington Beach ranked 15th for “Economic Environment,” 84th for “Quality of Life” (hmmm …) and 12th for healthcare. That also makes Surf City the best among California cities.
Number one on the national list is Overland Park, Kansas. At the bottom is Providence, Rhode Island, and two up from that is San Bernardino at 148 while nearby Moreno Valley in Riverside County is No. 147.
Other Orange County cities (and their ranks) are: Irvine (70); Garden Grove (84); and Santa Ana (96). Long Beach is at No. 58.