Disability Rates by Sex – Disability in America Map Series

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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2017

Disability in America: People with a Disability- Female (2017)

map of disability rates across America by county for females (2017).

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This map of the United States depicts disability rates among females by county. Rates are broken into four categories ranging from 4.3 to 36.9%. Disability tends to be more common (18.4 to 36.9%) in the Appalachia region, particularly along the Kentucky/West Virginia border, as well as pockets in the South, and Puerto Rico. Disability among females tends to be less common (4.3 to 12.4%) in Alaska, southern California, and regions of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains.

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

 

Disability in America: People with a Disability- Male (2017)

Map of disability rates for males by county across America. 2017 data.

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This map of the United States depicts disability rates among males by county. Rates are broken into four categories ranging from 3.3 to 36.0%. Disability tends to be more common (19.3 to 36.0%) in the Appalachia region and the Southeast, northern Maine and Michigan, parts of New Mexico, southern Nevada, and Puerto Rico. Disability rates among males are lowest (3.3 to 12.9%) in southern California, regions of the Rocky Mountains and in the Great Plains.

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

 

 

 

 


2015

Disability rate among females in America by county (2015)

This is a map of the United States which shows disability rates among females by county. A text description of this map is included in the webpage content.

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This map of the United States depicts disability rates among females by county. Rates are broken into five categories ranging from 3.8% to 35.62%. Disability tends to be more prevalent (19.03-35.62) in the Appalachia region, particularly along the Kentucky-West Virginia border, as well as pockets in the South, and Puerto Rico. Disability among females tends to be less common (3.8-19.02%) in Alaska, southern California, and regions of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains.

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.

Disability rate among males in America by county (2015)

This is a map of the United States which shows disability rates among males by county. A text description of this map is included in the webpage content.

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This map of the United States depicts disability rates among males by county. Rates are broken into five categories ranging from 3.66% to 37.98%. Disability tends to be more predominant (19.38-37.98%) in the Appalachia region, especially along the borders of Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia. There are also some concentrated pockets of higher rates in southern Missouri, western Oklahoma, Arkansas, parts of New Mexico, southern Nevada, and Puerto Rico. Disability rates among males are lowest (3.66-19.37%) in southern California, regions of the Rocky Mountains and that Great Plains.

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

Disability rate among females in America by county (2014)

This is a map of the United States which shows disability rates among females by county. A text description of this map is included in the webpage content.

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This map of the United States depicts disability rates among females by county. Rates are broken into five categories ranging from 3.8% to 38.1%.Disability tends to be more prevalent (18.71-38.1%) in Appalachia, particularly along the Kentucky-West Virginia border, as well as pockets in the South, and Puerto Rico. Disability among females tends to be less common (3.8-18.7%) in Alaska, southern California, and regions of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains.

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

Disability rate among males in America by county (2014)

This is a map of the United States which shows disability rates among males by county. A text description of this map is included in the webpage content.

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This map of the United States depicts disability rates among males by county. Rates are broken into five categories ranging from 1.6% to 34.6%. Disability tends to be more predominant in Appalachia, especially along the borders of Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia. There are also some concentrated pockets of higher rates (19.81-36.6%) in southern Missouri, western Oklahoma, Arkansas, parts of New Mexico, southern Nevada, and Puerto Rico. Disability rates among males are lowest (1.6-19.8%) in southern California, regions of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains.

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

 

 

 

 

 


This work is part of the Geography of Disability Project.