Rates of Mobility Difficulty

These maps explore the American Community Survey 5-year data (Table S1810) on disability estimates by county. For ambulatory (i.e. mobility) difficulty the ACS asks if a respondent has serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs. If they answer “yes” they are classified as having a mobility difficulty. This data is for ages 5 and up.


2017

Disability in America: People with Mobility Difficulty (2017)

Map of rate of mobility difficulty by county across the US.

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This map of the United States shows rates of mobility difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories ranging from 1.1 to 19.6%. Rates are highest (6.1 to 19.6%) in Appalachia, the South, New Mexico, northern California, Oregon, northern Idaho, southern Colorado, northern Michigan and northern Maine. Rates are lowest (1.1 to 3.8%) in southern California, the Midwest, and the Northeast.

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 mobility difficulty in America by county (2015)

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

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

Rate of mobility difficulty in America by county. This map of the United States shows rates of mobility difficulty by county. Rates are broken into five categories ranging from 0.9% to 23.9%. Rates appear to be higher (11.6-23.9 %) in the Appalachia Region, the South, New Mexico, northern California, Oregon, northern Idaho, and northern Maine. Rates seem to be lower (0.9-9%) in Alaska, the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains regions, the Midwest, and the Northeast.

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 ambulatory (mobility) difficulty in America by county (2014)

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

Map of people reporting mobility 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 mobility difficulty by county. Rates are broken into five categories ranging from 1.26% to 22.32%. Rates appear to be consistently high (11.04-22.32%) throughout the Appalachia region, the South, and Puerto Rico, with some concentrated pockets in Maine, the Southwest, northern California, and parts of Oregon and Idaho. Rates are lowest (1.26-11.03%) in southern California, Alaska, and the Rocky Mountain and the Great Plains regions.

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

 

 

 

 

 


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