City Rankings for Access to Pediatric Care

When kids are sick, parents want quality care quick.

Vitals looked at the 200 largest cities in the country to find out how smaller metropolises fared compared to their larger counterparts when it comes to pediatric care. The study, America’s Top Cities for Access to Pediatric Care, analyzed the number of pediatricians available in each city on a per-capita basis for the under-18 population. Patient-reported metrics such as pediatrician ratings, ease in getting an appointment and wait times were also calculated into the final rankings.

See the full list below and then read the full report.

City State Final Score Rank
Grand Rapids Michigan 70 1
Salt Lake City Utah 84 2
Aurora Colorado 93 3
Des Moines Iowa 100 4
Cincinnati Ohio 102 5
Rochester New York 104 6
Milwaukee Wisconsin 116 7
Lexington Kentucky 118 8
Vancouver Washington 125 9
Sterling Heights Michigan 129 10
St. Louis Missouri 131 11
Madison Wisconsin 132 12
Saint Paul Minnesota 142 13
Cleveland Ohio 153 14
Charleston South Carolina 160 15
Eugene Oregon 165 16
Greensboro North Carolina 167 17
Cedar Rapids Iowa 171 18
Scottsdale Arizona 174 19
Baton Rouge Louisiana 176 20
New Haven Connecticut 184 21
Dayton Ohio 199 22
Nashville Tennessee 199 23
Tacoma Washington 201 24
Peoria Arizona 203 25
Overland Park Kansas 207 26
Minneapolis Minnesota 210 27
Modesto California 212 28
Winston Salem North Carolina 212 29
Olathe Kansas 213 30
Columbus Ohio 216 31
Lincoln Nebraska 219 32
Columbia South Carolina 220 33
Providence Rhode Island 220 34
Joliet Illinois 221 35
Springfield Massachusetts 221 36
Salem Oregon 222 37
Oakland California 223 38
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 228 39
Charlotte North Carolina 234 40
Santa Rosa California 234 41
Tucson Arizona 236 42
Baltimore Maryland 239 43
Augusta Georgia 245 44
Raleigh North Carolina 248 45
Durham North Carolina 249 46
Detroit Michigan 251 47
Hialeah Florida 268 48
Fontana California 269 49
West Valley City Utah 271 50
Fort Collins Colorado 273 51
Memphis Tennessee 274 52
Birmingham Alabama 275 53
Chandler Arizona 277 54
Boise Idaho 278 55
Pasadena California 280 56
Honolulu Hawaii 281 57
Thousand Oaks California 284 58
Warren Michigan 288 59
Lubbock Texas 291 60
Salinas California 293 61
Jackson Mississippi 294 62
San Francisco California 296 63
Escondido California 297 64
Huntington Beach California 301 65
Louisville Kentucky 301 66
Portland Oregon 301 67
Worcester Massachusetts 306 68
Boston Massachusetts 308 69
Denver Colorado 313 70
Orlando Florida 314 71
Naperville Illinois 315 72
San Diego California 318 73
Miami Florida 319 74
Torrance California 320 75
Anaheim California 323 76
Seattle Washington 325 77
Irvine California 326 78
Akron Ohio 328 79
Albuquerque New Mexico 333 80
Santa Ana California 336 81
Kansas City Missouri 340 82
Waco Texas 340 83
Clarksville Tennessee 343 84
Santa Clarita California 343 85
Chattanooga Tennessee 345 86
Toledo Ohio 347 87
McKinney Texas 348 88
Long Beach California 353 89
Sioux Falls South Dakota 354 90
Austin Texas 359 91
McAllen Texas 360 92
Indianapolis Indiana 361 93
Jacksonville Florida 362 94
Reno Nevada 362 95
Fremont California 363 96
Buffalo New York 365 97
Glendale Arizona 369 98
Norfolk Virginia 369 99
Cary North Carolina 378 100
Richmond Virginia 383 101
Gilbert Arizona 385 102
Orange California 391 103
Mesa Arizona 393 104
Fort Lauderdale Florida 396 105
Tempe Arizona 401 106
Rockford Illinois 404 107
Montgomery Alabama 406 108
Sunnyvale California 406 109
St. Petersburg Florida 411 110
Cape Coral Florida 412 111
Spokane Washington 414 112
Pomona California 418 113
Bridgeport Connecticut 420 114
Tampa Florida 422 115
Bellevue Washington 423 116
Oceanside California 425 117
Atlanta Georgia 429 118
Chesapeake Virginia 430 119
Plano Texas 434 120
Lakewood Colorado 436 121
Aurora Illinois 439 122
Syracuse New York 443 123
Chicago Illinois 448 124
Riverside California 448 125
Colorado Springs Colorado 449 126
Phoenix Arizona 451 127
Hollywood Florida 452 128
Philadelphia Pennsylvania 452 129
Savannah Georgia 457 130
Chula Vista California 459 131
Virginia Beach Virginia 459 132
Fayetteville North Carolina 466 133
Tulsa Oklahoma 469 134
Brownsville Texas 470 135
Pembroke Pines Florida 471 136
Newark New Jersey 476 137
New Orleans Louisiana 479 138
Yonkers New York 479 139
Wichita Kansas 488 140
Houston Texas 491 141
Omaha Nebraska 498 142
Fort Wayne Indiana 499 143
Anchorage Alaska 501 144
Washington District of Columbia 506 145
Sacramento California 509 146
San Jose California 509 147
Henderson Nevada 513 148
Hampton Virginia 514 149
Kansas City Kansas 518 150
Dallas Texas 520 151
Little Rock Arkansas 524 152
Lancaster California 527 153
New York New York 536 154
Jersey City New Jersey 539 155
Oklahoma City Oklahoma 542 156
Huntsville Alabama 547 157
Springfield Missouri 547 158
Alexandria Virginia 548 159
Los Angeles California 549 160
Newport News Virginia 549 161
Mobile Alabama 553 162
Garland Texas 556 163
Corona California 560 164
Fort Worth Texas 562 165
Amarillo Texas 576 166
Knoxville Tennessee 582 167
Port Saint Lucie Florida 582 168
Killeen Texas 589 169
Shreveport Louisiana 599 170
Stockton California 600 171
Las Vegas Nevada 602 172
Palmdale California 602 173
Rancho Cucamonga California 602 174
Corpus Christi Texas 603 175
Glendale California 608 176
Hayward California 609 177
Tallahassee Florida 612 178
Frisco Texas 620 179
Paterson New Jersey 622 180
Ontario California 632 181
San Antonio Texas 660 182
Garden Grove California 678 183
Bakersfield California 680 184
El Paso Texas 688 185
Fresno California 688 186
Moreno Valley California 689 187
Columbus Georgia 698 188
Elk Grove California 699 189
Fullerton California 712 190
Arlington Texas 719 191
Irving Texas 720 192
Oxnard California 723 193
Pasadena Texas 723 194
San Bernardino California 728 195
Miramar Florida 733 196
Mesquite Texas 744 197
Laredo Texas 783 198
Grand Prairie Texas 796 199
North Las Vegas Nevada 796 200

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