Montana State Profile

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.



People with Disabilities: Montana

Map of Montana showing general disability rates by county. See page for full text description.
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This map of Montana shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 7.6 to 22.7%.

The five largest cities (Missoula, Helena, Great Falls, Bozeman, and Billings) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. The map shows that there is an uneven pattern of disability rates across Montana. The highest rates, of 17.0 to 22.7%, occur in rural counties in regions including the Bitterroot Valley just south of Missoula as well as in the counties on the Idaho border northwest of Missoula. There are also scattered counties with high rates of disabilities throughout Central and Eastern Montana.

In the upper corner of the map is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Montana compare to the rest of the United States. Overall, general disability rates in Montana are 12.8 to 14.6%, which is the second-highest category.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced August 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

Maps of Disability by Sex

People with Disabilities – Female

People with Disabilities – Male

Disability Rates by Functional Limitation

People with Vision Difficulty

People with Hearing Difficulty

People with Cognitive Difficulty

People with Mobility Difficulty

People with Self Care Difficulty

People with Independent Living (IL) Difficulty


Veterans with Disabilities


People with Disabilities in Poverty


People Employed with a Disability

People Unemployed with a Disability

Out of the Labor Force with a Disability

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These maps are part of RTC:Rural’s State Profile Map Series, which is part of Disability Counts.