Map of Disability and Poverty

September 2016

The map below explores the 2010-2014 ACS 5-year year (table C18130) poverty estimates by disability and county type (OMB county classifications). 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 ages.

This is a map of the United States which depicts poverty rates among people with disabilities by county.Map 11. Poverty rate among people with disabilities in America by county. This map of the United States depicts poverty rates among people with disabilities by county. Poverty is more prevalent in the South especially in eastern Kentucky and select counties in west Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and South Dakota. Poverty is generally lower in the great plains and Midwestern states and throughout the Rocky Mountain regions.

 

 

This work is part of the Geography of Disability Project.