Alabama State Profile

The maps below explore the American Community Survey 5-year (Table S1810) disability estimates. The ACS asks a set of disability indicator questions to determine disability, if a respondent can answer “yes” to any disability question they are classified as having a disability. The data below are for all age groups.

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  • Map of people with disabilities: Alabama. See page for full text description.

2017

People with Disabilities: Alabama

Map of people with disabilities: Alabama. See page for full text description.
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People with disabilities: Alabama

This map of the state of Alabama shows general rates of disability by county. Disability rates are broken into four levels: 11 to 12.8%, 12.9 to 15.5%, 15.6 to 18.8%, and 18.9 to 34.2%. Of the 67 counties in Alabama, 31 of them have the highest (18.9 to 34.2%) disability rates. These counties are located along the western border with Mississippi, south of Montgomery, and east of Birmingham. Rates are lowest (11 to 12.8%) in only three counties: Tuscaloosa, Shelby (near the middle of the state), and Lee (on the eastern border). Rates tend to be higher in rural counties than in urban ones. In the upper corner there is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Alabama compare to other states. Overall, Alabama has higher rates of disability than most other states. Only West Virginia has a higher overall rate of disability.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced July 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.


Maps of Disability by Sex

People with Disabilities – Female: Alabama

People with Disabilities – Male: Alabama


Disability Rates by Functional Limitation

People with Vision Difficulty: Alabama

People with Hearing Difficulty: Alabama

People with Cognitive Difficulty: Alabama

People with Mobility Difficulty: Alabama

People with Self Care Difficulty: Alabama

People with Independent Living (IL) Difficulty: Alabama


Veterans

Veterans with Disabilities: Alabama


Poverty

People with Disabilities in Poverty: Alabama

Map showing poverty rates of people with disabilities by county in Alabama. See page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Alabama shows poverty rates among people with disabilities by county. Poverty rates are broken into four levels: 13.2 to 17.2%, 17.3 to 21.3%, 21.4 to 26%, and 26.1to 49.9%. Of the 67 counties in Alabama, 27 have the highest (26.1 to 49.9%) poverty rates among people with disabilities, and 28 have the second highest rates (21.4 to 26%). Eight counties have rates of 17.3 to 21.3%.The only three counties with low rates (13.2 to 17.2%) are Baldwin, Elmore, and Shelby, all urban counties. This map shows that there are high rates of poverty among people with disabilities in most counties in Alabama, both rural and urban. Rates tend to be higher in rural counties than in urban ones.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced July 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.


Employment

People Employed with a Disability: Alabama

People Unemployed with a Disability: Alabama

Out of the Labor Force with a Disability: Alabama


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These maps are part of RTC:Rural’s State Profile Map Series, which is part of Disability Counts.