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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People with Disabilities: Missouri
This map of Missouri shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 9.8 to 29.4%
The five largest urban areas (Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, Columbia, St. Louis, and Springfield) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Disability rates tend to be higher in rural areas than urban ones. The lowest rates, of 9.8 to 14.6%, are mainly found in the counties surrounding each of the five largest urban areas, and tend to be found more in the northern half of the state. There is a large area of high disability rates (20.7 to 29.4%) in the rural counties in the southeastern corner of the state. Many other counties in the southern half of the state have rates of 17.2 to 20.6%, the second-highest category.
In the upper corner is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Missouri compare to the rest of the country. Overall, general disability rates in Missouri are in the second-lowest category (out of four) compared to the rest of the U.S.
To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.
Map produced October 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.