Rates of Cognitive Difficulty

These maps explore the American Community Survey 5-year data (Table S1810) on disability estimates by county. For cognitive difficulty the ACS asks because of a physical, mental, or emotional problem, does the respondent have difficulty remembering, concentrating, or making decisions. If they answer “yes” they are classified as having a cognitive difficulty. This data is for ages 5 and up.


2017

Disability in America: People with Cognitive Difficulty (2017)

Map of cognative difficulty rates across US. Text description in post.

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This map of the United States shows rates of cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken down into four categories ranging from 0 to 20.1%. Rates of cognitive difficulty appear to be higher (3.8 to 20.1%) in northern Maine, Appalachia, parts of northern California and southern Oregon, and parts of the Southwest. Rates seem to be lower (0.0 to 8.3%) in the Great Plains and parts of the Rocky Mountains.

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

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

 

 

 

 

 


2015

Rate of cognitive difficulty in America, by county (2015)

This is a map of the United States which depicts rates of cognitive difficulty by county. A text description of this map is included in the webpage content.

Map of people reporting cognitive difficulty in the United States. Click on the image to view a full size, shareable version of the map.

Rate of cognitive difficulty in America by county. This map of the United States shows rates of cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken down into five categories ranging from 0% to 22.7%. Rates of cognitive difficulty appear to be higher (8.31-22.7%) in northern Maine, Appalachia, parts of northern California and southern Oregon, parts of New Mexico, and southern Nevada. Rates seem to be lower (0.0-8.3%) in Alaska, the Great Plains, and the Rocky Mountains.

To browse or download the data this map was created with, use our Disability Counts Data Finder tool.

Map produced July 2017 based on 2011-2015 American Community Survey data.

 

 

 

 


2014

Rate of cognitive difficulty in America, by county (2014)

This is a map of the United States which depicts rates of cognitive difficulty by county. A text description of this map is included in the webpage content.

Map of people reporting cognitive difficulty in the United States. Click on the image to view a full size, shareable version of the map.

This map of the United States shows rates of cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken into five categories ranging from 0.99% to 20.54%. Rates of cognitive difficulty appear to be higher (8.21-20.54%) in Maine, parts of the Appalachia region and the South, areas of New Mexico, northern California, southern Oregon, and southern Nevada. Rates seem lower (0.99-8.2%) in southern California, Alaska, parts of the West, the Rocky Mountains, and the Great Plains region.

Map produced July 2016 based on 2010-2014 American Community Survey data.

 

 

 

 

 


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