Disability in America Map Series

Explore our Geography and Rural Disability research and data in the following maps. Use the black arrows on the sides of the map below to scroll through maps of the various disability types, or simply watch the slideshow.

You may also use the links below to view additional and larger versions of these maps, including full text descriptions.

All maps created using American Community Survey data.

  • map of disability rates by county 2017
  • Map of people with vision difficulty by county in America 2017 data
  • map showing rates of hearing difficulty by county across the US. Text description in post.
  • Map of cognative difficulty rates across US. Text description in post.
  • Map of rates of independent living difficulty by county in US.
  • Map of rate of mobility difficulty by county across the US.
  • Map of rates of self-care difficulty by county across the US.
  • map of rates of veterans with disability across US. See page for text description.
  • Map of rates of people with disabilitys in poverty by county in the US.
  • map of rates of employed people with disabilties by county in the US.
  • map of rates of unemployed people with disabilites by county across the US.
  • map of rates of out of labor force people with disabilities by county across US.

Accessibility

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Index of Maps

Disability Rates

Maps of Disability Rates Across America

Maps of Disability by Sex

  • Disability rate among males
  • Disability rate among females

Maps of Disability Rates in the path of Hurricane Florence (Sept. 2018)

       People with disabilities living in the path of Hurricane Dorian (Sept. 2019)

Disability Rates by Functional Limitation

The ACS does not directly measure disability. Instead, it uses questions related to difficulty and functional impairment to identify individuals who may experience a disability. See Rural Matters: The Geography of Disability in Rural America for more information.

Maps of Disability Rates – Vision Difficulty

Maps of Disability Rates – Hearing Difficulty

Maps of Disability Rates – Cognitive Difficulty

Maps of Disability Rates – Mobility Difficulty

Maps of Disability Rates – Self-Care Difficulty

Maps of Disability Rates – Independent Living Difficulty

Veterans

Maps of Disability and Veterans

Poverty

Maps of Disability and Poverty Rates

Employment

Maps of Disability and Employment Rates

  • Employment rates among people with disabilities
  • Unemployment rates among people with disabilities
  • Out of labor force rates among people with disabilities

Mapping Rural

Maps of OMB Rural-Urban County Classifications

Maps of Other Rural Designations

  • Census Urban and Rural Classification
  • OMB Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties
  • USDA Economic Research Service (ERS)
  • Rural-Urban Continuum Codes (RUCC)
  • Rural-Urban Commuting Areas (RUCA)
  • Urban-Influence Codes (UIC)
  • Frontier and Remote Area Codes (FAR)

More Information

This work is part of the RTC:Rural Geography of Disability Project.

You may also be interested in viewing the charts available on the Geography of Rural Disability Research Findings Page


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