Rate of Disability-Cognitive Difficulty

July 2016

This map explores the 2010-2014 ACS 5-year (table S1810) disability estimates by county type (OMB county classifications). 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.

This is a map of the United States which depicts rates of cognitive difficulty by county.

Map 6. Rate of cognitive difficulty in America by county. This map of the United States shows rates of cognitive difficulty by county. Rates of cognitive difficulty appear to be higher in Maine, parts of the Appalachia region and the South, areas of New Mexico, northern California, southern Oregon, and southern Nevada. Rates seem lower in southern California, Alaska, parts of the West, the Rocky Mountains, and the Great Plains region.

This work is part of the Geography of Disability Project.