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Percentage of People with a Hearing Disability in United States

Percentage of People with a Hearing Disability in United States Counties have been grouped using the US state quartile ranges and United States is in the second quartile with a value of 3.9%. The following cities in United States have the value, Anchorage 3.6%, Asheville 3.2%, Austin 2.4%, Baltimore 2.5%, Baton Rouge 3.3%, Birmingham 2.8%, Boise 3.5%, Chicago 2.1%, Columbia 2.1%, Columbus 2.7%, Denver 2.7%, Detroit 3.2%, Fresno 3.5%, Gastonia 3.7%, Greensboro 2.3%, Houston 2.5%, Indianapolis 3.3%, Lansing 3.2%, Las Vegas 3.5%, Little Rock 3.0%, Memphis 2.6%, Milwaukee 2.6%, Minneapolis 2.4%, Missoula 3.6%, Montgomery 3.4%, Nashville 2.9%, New Orleans 2.8%, Oakland 2.9%, Phoenix 2.7%, Pittsburgh 3.0%, Portland 3.4%, Raleigh 2.0%, Richmond 2.4%, Riverside 2.6%, Sacramento 3.3%, Salt Lake City 3.3%, San Francisco 2.7%, Santa Barbara 3.3%, Seattle 2.6%, Spokane 4.2%, St. Petersburg 3.1%, Tacoma 4.5%, Tampa 2.8%, Tucson 4.3%, Tulsa 3.9%, Urban Honolulu CDP 3.4% & Washington 2.0%.Percentage of People with a Hearing Disability Albuquerque, 3.9%Anchorage, 3.6%Asheville, 3.2%Austin, 2.4%Baltimore, 2.5%Baton Rouge, 3.3%Birmingham, 2.8%Boise, 3.5%Chicago, 2.1%Columbia, 2.1%Columbus, 2.7%Denver, 2.7%Detroit, 3.2%Fresno, 3.5%Gastonia, 3.7%Greensboro, 2.3%Houston, 2.5%Indianapolis, 3.3%Lansing, 3.2%Las Vegas, 3.5%Little Rock, 3.0%Memphis, 2.6%Milwaukee, 2.6%Minneapolis, 2.4%Missoula, 3.6%Montgomery, 3.4%Nashville, 2.9%New Orleans, 2.8%Oakland, 2.9%Phoenix, 2.7%Pittsburgh, 3.0%Portland, 3.4%Raleigh, 2.0%Richmond, 2.4%Riverside, 2.6%Sacramento, 3.3%Salt Lake City, 3.3%San Francisco, 2.7%Santa Barbara, 3.3%Seattle, 2.6%Spokane, 4.2%St. Petersburg, 3.1%Tacoma, 4.5%Tampa, 2.8%Tucson, 4.3%Tulsa, 3.9%Urban Honolulu CDP, 3.4%Washington, 2.0%

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 hearing disability divided by the total population.

Percentage of People with a Hearing Disability by Region
RegionPercentage of People with a Hearing Disability
United States3.5%
Albuquerque3.9%
Anchorage3.6%
Asheville3.2%
Austin2.4%
Baltimore2.5%
Baton Rouge3.3%
Birmingham2.8%
Boise3.5%
Chicago2.1%
Columbia2.1%
Columbus2.7%
Denver2.7%
Detroit3.2%
Fresno3.5%
Gastonia3.7%
Greensboro2.3%
Houston2.5%
Indianapolis3.3%
Lansing3.2%
Las Vegas3.5%
Little Rock3.0%
Memphis2.6%
Milwaukee2.6%
Minneapolis2.4%
Missoula3.6%
Montgomery3.4%
Nashville2.9%
New Orleans2.8%
Oakland2.9%
Phoenix2.7%
Pittsburgh3.0%
Portland3.4%
Raleigh2.0%
Richmond2.4%
Riverside2.6%
Sacramento3.3%
Salt Lake City3.3%
San Francisco2.7%
Santa Barbara3.3%
Seattle2.6%
Spokane4.2%
St. Petersburg3.1%
Tacoma4.5%
Tampa2.8%
Tucson4.3%
Tulsa3.9%
Urban Honolulu CDP3.4%
Washington2.0%
Percentage of People with a Hearing DisabilityPercentage of People with a Hearing DisabilityA bar chart listed in descending orderTacoma    4.5Tucson    4.3Spokane    4.2Albuquerque    3.9Tulsa    3.9Gastonia    3.7Missoula    3.6Anchorage    3.6Boise    3.5Fresno    3.5United States    3.5Las Vegas    3.5Portland    3.4Montgomery    3.4Urban Honolulu CDP    3.4Salt Lake City    3.3Sacramento    3.3Baton Rouge    3.3Indianapolis    3.3Santa Barbara    3.3Detroit    3.2Asheville    3.2Lansing    3.2St. Petersburg    3.1Little Rock    3.0Pittsburgh    3.0Oakland    2.9Nashville    2.9Tampa    2.8New Orleans    2.8Birmingham    2.8Phoenix    2.7San Francisco    2.7Denver    2.7Columbus    2.7Memphis    2.6Seattle    2.6Milwaukee    2.6Riverside    2.6Houston    2.5Baltimore    2.5Richmond    2.4Minneapolis    2.4Austin    2.4Greensboro    2.3Chicago    2.1Columbia    2.1Raleigh    2.0Washington    2.00%0.5%1%1.5%2%2.5%3%3.5%4%4.5%