The maps below explore the 2010-2014 ACS 5-year (table S1810) disability estimates by 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 age groups.
Map 2. Disability rate among males in America by county. This map of the United States depicts disability rates among males by county. Disability tend to be more predominant 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 in southern California, regions of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains.
Map 3. Disability rate among females in America by county. This map of the United States depicts disability rates among females by county. Disability tends to be more prevalent 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 in Alaska, southern California, and regions of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains.
This work is part of the Geography of Disability Project.