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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People with Disabilities: California
This map of the state of California shows general rates of disability by county. Disability rates are broken into four categories: 7.3 to 12.8%, 12.9 to 15.5%, 15.6 to 18.8%, and 18.9 to 34.2%. The highest rates are in northern California (north of Sacramento), and in a few counties east of San Jose. Rates are highest in rural counties, and lowest in urban areas.
There is an inset map of the United States in the upper right corner showing how overall general disability rates in California compare to other states. Overall, California has low rates of disability compared to other states.
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.