Arkansas 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 Arkansas showing disability rates by county. See page for full text description.

2017

People with Disabilities: Arkansas

People with disabilities: Arkansas

Map of Arkansas showing disability rates by county. See page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Arkansas shows general rates of disability by county. Disability rates are broken into four levels: 9.3 to 12.8%, 12.9 to 15.5%, 15.6 to 18.8%, and 18.9 to 34.2%.

Rates of people with disabilities are very high in most counties in Arkansas. Of the 75 counties in Arkansas, 55 have rates of 18.9 to 34.2%. Fourteen counties have the second-highest rates of 15.6 to 18.8%. Four counties have rates of 12.9 to 15.5%. Only two counties have the lowest rates, of 9.3 to 12.8%. These two counties are in the northwestern corner of the state: Benton and Washington. All rural counties have high disability rates. The counties with the lowest rates are all urban areas.

In the lower corner there is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Arkansas compare to other states. Overall, Arkansas 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

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Disability Rates by Functional Limitation

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Veterans

Veterans with Disabilities: Alabama

Map of the state of Arkansas, showing rates of disability among veterans by county. See page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Arkansas shows disability rates among veterans by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 10.5 to 21.6%, 21.7 to 28.4%, 28.5 to 35.6%, and 35.7 to 61.6%.

The counties with the highest rates of 35.7 to 61.6% are: Fulton, Randolph, Lawrence, Franklin, Madison, Newton, Cleburne, Cross, Arkansas, Monroe, Phillips, Perry, Scott, Polk, Little River, Clark, Dallas, and Bradley.

The counties with the lowest rates (of 10.5 to 21.6% are: Benton, Washington, Stone, Jackson, White, Prairie, Lonoke, Pulaski, Saline, St. Francis, Lee, Sevier, Howard, Columbia, Nevada, Ouachita, Drew, Desha, and Chicot. 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.


Poverty

People with Disabilities in Poverty:

Map of Arkansas, showing poverty rates among people with disabilities by county. See webpage for full text description.
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This map of the state of Arkansas shows poverty rates among people with disabilities by county. Poverty rates are broken into four levels: 12.7 to 21.9%, 22.0 to 25.1%, 25.2 to 27.6%, and 27.7 to 36.2%.

Of the 75 counties in Arkansas, 18 have the highest poverty rates among people with disabilities, at 27.7 to 36.2%, and 19 have the second-highest rates, of 25.2 to 27.6%. 19 counties have rates of 22.0 to 25.1%, and the remaining 19 counties have rates of 12.7 to 21.9%. Overall, rates of poverty among people with disabilities tend to be higher in 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.



Employment

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Out of the Labor Force with a Disability:


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