Arizona 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.


  • Map of Arizona showing disability rates by county. See page for full text description.

2017

People with Disabilities: Arizona

Map of Arizona showing disability rates by county. See page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Arizona 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 15 counties in Arizona, 3 of them (Mohave, La Paz, and Gila) have the highest (18.9 to 34.2%) disability rates. Yavapai, Navajo, and Cochise have disability rates of 15.6 to 18.8%. Pima, Pinal, Graham, Greenlee, and Apache have disability rates of 12.9 to 15.55. Yuma, Maricopa, Santa Cruz, and Cocoino have the lowest rates of disability, at 11 to 12.8%. According to 2015 OMB county designations, most of the counties in Arizona are considered urban. However, overall most of the rural counties tend to have higher disability rates than 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.




Maps of Disability by Sex

People with Disabilities – Female: Arizona

Map of Arizona showing disability rates of females by county. See page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Arizona shows disability rates among females by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 10.3 to 11.2%, 11.3 to 14.5%, 14.6 to 17.6%, and 17.7 to 20.9%.

Mohave, La Paz, and Gila have the highest rates (17.7 to 20.9%). Yavapai, Navajo, Pima, and Cochise have second-highest rates (14.6 to 17.6%). Santa Cruz, Graham, Pinal, and Apache have rates of 11.3 to 14.5%. Yuma, Maricopa, Coconino, and Greenlee have the lowest rates, 10,3 to 11.2%.

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

For information on how biological sex is used and defined in the ACS, see “American Community Survey and Puerto Rico Community Survey 2017 Subject Definitions” page 125.

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



People with Disabilities – Male: Arizona

Map of Arizona showing disability rates among males by county. See page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Arizona shows disability rates among males by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 10.9 to 13.0%, 13.1 to 15.2%, 15.3 to 19.2%, and 19.3 to 24.6%.

Mohave, La Paz, and Gila have the highest rates (19.3 to 24.6%). Yavapai, Navajo, Greenlee, and Cochise have the second-highest rates of 15.3 to 19.2%. Pima, Pinal, Graham, and Apache have rates of 13.1 to 15.2%. Santa Cruz, Yuma, Maricopa, and Coconino have the lowest rates, 10.9 to 13.0%.

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

For information on how biological sex is used and defined in the ACS, see “American Community Survey and Puerto Rico Community Survey 2017 Subject Definitions” page 125.

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




Disability Rates by Functional Limitation

People with Vision Difficulty: Arizona

Map of Arizona showing rates of people with vision difficulty by county. See page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Arizona shows rates of vision difficulty for ages 5 years and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 0.3 to 0.6%, 0.7 to 0.8%, 0.9 to 1.1% and 1.2 to 1.9%.

Three of the 15 counties in Arizona have the highest rates, of 1.2 to 1.9%. These are: Mohave, Gila, and Navajo. Cochise, Apache, and Yavapai have the second-highest rates, of 0.9 to 1.1%. La Paz, Yuma, Pima, and Graham have rates of 0.7 to 0.8%, and Coconino, Maricopa, Santa Cruz, and Creenlee have the lowest rates, of 0.3 to 0.6%.

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.



People with Hearing Difficulty: Arizona

Map of Arizona showing rates of people with hearing difficulty by county. See page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Arizona shows rates of hearing difficulty for ages 5 years and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 0.9 to 1.4%, 1.5 to 1.8%, 1.9 to 2.1%, and 2.2 to 2.7%.

Three of the 15 counties in Arizona have the highest rates, of 2.2 to 2.7%. These are: Mohave, La Paz, and Gila. Yavapai, Cochise, Navajo, and Apache have the second-highest rates, of 1.9 to 2.1%. Santa Cruz, Pima, Pinal, and Graham have rates of 1.5 to 1.8%. Yuma, Maricopa, Coconino, and Greenlee have the lowest rates, of 0.9 to 1.4%.

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.



People with Cognitive Difficulty: Arizona

This map of Arizona shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. See page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Arizona shows rates of cognitive difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories ranging from 2.0 to 4.5%. 

The highest rates, of 3.6 to 4.5%, are in Apache, Navajo, and Gila. The second-highest rates, of 2.9 to 3.5%, are in Mohave, Yavapai, Coconino, and Graham. La Paz, Pima, Pinal, and Cochise have rates of 2.7 to 2.8%. The lowest rates, of 2.0 to 2.6%, are in Yuma, Maricopa, Santa Cruz, and Greenlee. Rates tend to be higher in the northern half of the state than the southern half, and are higher in rural counties than 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.



People with Mobility Difficulty: Arizona

Map of Arizona showing rates of people with mobility difficulty by county. See page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Arizona shows rates of mobility difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories ranging from 3.3 to 8.4%.  

The highest rates, of 6.2 to 8.4%, are in Mohave, Yavapai, and Gila. The second-highest rates, of 4.9 to 6.1%, are in La Paz, Cochise, Navajo, and Apache. Pima, Pinal, Graham, and Greenlee have rates of 3.8 to 4.8%. The lowest rates, of 3.3 to 3.7%, are in Coconino, Maricopa, Yuma, and Santa Cruz.

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.



People with Self Care Difficulty: Arizona

Map of Arizona showing rates of people with self care difficulty by county. See page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Arizona shows rates of self care difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories ranging from 3.3 to 7.7%.  

The highest rates, of 6.0 to 7.7%, are in Mohave, Navajo, and Gila. The second-highest rates, of 5.4 to 5.9%, are in La Paz, Yavapai, and Pima. Cochise, Graham, Pinal, and Cocoino have rates of 4.0 to 5.3%. The lowest rates, of 3.3 to 3.9%, are in Yuma, Maricopa, Santa Cruz, and Greenlee.

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.



People with Independent Living (IL) Difficulty: Arizona

Map of Arizona showing rates of people with IL difficulty. See page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Arizona shows rates of hearing difficulty for ages 18 years and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 5.5 to 6.4%, 6.5 to 7.5%, 7.6 to 9.5%, and 9.6 to 14.0%.

Three of the 15 counties in Arizona have the highest rates, of 9.6 to 14.0%. These are: Mohave, La Paz, and Gila.

Yavapai, Pinal, Navajo, and Cochise have rates of 7.6 to 9.5%.

Pima, Graham, Greenlee, and Apache have rates of 6.5 to 7.5%.

Yuma, Maricopa, Coconino, and Santa Cruz have the lowest rates, of 5.5 to 6.5%.

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.




Veterans

Veterans with Disabilities: Arizona

Map of Arizona showing rates of veterans with disabilities by county. See page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Arizona shows rates of disability among veterans aged 18 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories ranging from 10.0 to 31.1%.

The highest rates, from 26.2 to 31.1%, are in La Paz, Mohave, and Apache. The second-highest rates, of 18.8 to 26.1%, are in Yavapai, Coconino, Navajo, and Gila.

Santa Cruz, Pima, Pinal, and Maricopa have rates of 15.8 to 26.1%. The lowest rates, of 10.0 to 15.7%, are in Yuma, Graham, Greenlee, and Cochise.

There seem to be more veterans with disabilities in the northern half of the state than the southern half.

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.




Poverty

People with Disabilities in Poverty: Arizona

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This map of the state of Arizona shows poverty rates among people with disabilities by county. The data includes people of all ages. Poverty rates are broken into four levels: 10.9 to 19.3%, 19.4 to 21.9%, 22.0 to 25.5%, and 25.6 to 32.5%.

The counties with the highest rates of people with disabilities in poverty (25.6 to 32.5%) are: Santa Cruz, Apache, and Navajo. In Coconino, Gila, Graham, and Pima, rates are 22.0 to 25.5%. In Cochise, Yuma, La Paz, and Mohave, rates are 19.4 to 21.9%. In Yavapai, Maricopa, Pinal, and Greenlee, rates are the lowest, at 10.9 to 21.9%.

Poverty rates for people with disabilities 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:

Map of Arizona showing rates of people employed with a disability by county. See page for full text description.
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This map of Arizona shows employment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories ranging from 16.9 to 38.6%

The highest rates, from 36.9 to 38.6%, are found in Pima, Graham, and Coconino. Maricopa, Santa Cruz, Cochise, and Greenlee have rates of 31.6 to 36.8%. Yuma, Pinal, Gila, and Yavapai have rates of 28.2 to 31.5%. The lowest employment rates, of 16.9 to 28.1%, are found in Mohave, La Paz, Navajo, and Apache. These include the more rural counties in the state.

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.



People Unemployed with a Disability:

Map of Arizona showing rates of people unemployed with a disability by county. See page for full text description.
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This map of Arizona shows unemployment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories ranging from 2.0 to 9.7%.

The highest rates, from 8.4 to 9.7%, are found in Santa Cruz and Coconino. The second-highest rates, of 6.4 to 8.3%, are found in Pima, Cochise, Pinal, and Gila. Rates of 5.0 to 6.3% are found in Graham, Maricopa, Yavapai, and Mohave. The lowest rates, from 2.0 to 4.9%, are found in La Paz, Yuma, Apache, and Greenlee. Many of the counties with the lowest unemployment rates are rural counties: Unemployment rates for people with disabilities in Arizona tend to be higher in metropolitan counties.  

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.



Out of the Labor Force with a Disability:

Map of Arizona showing people out of the labor force with a disability by county. See page for full text description.
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This map of Arizona shows rates of people with disabilities who are out of the labor force, by county. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories ranging from 51.8 to 80.9%

The highest rates, of 65.0 to 80.9%, are found in Mohave, La Paz, and Apache.

Rates of 62.9 to 64.9% are found in Yuma, Pinal, Yavapai, and Greenlee.

Rates of 57.2 to 62.8% are found in Cochise, Maricopa, Gila, and Navajo.

The lowest rates, of 51.8 to 57.1%, are found in Coconino, Graham, Pima, and Santa Cruz. Rates tend to be higher in more rural areas.

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.




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