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: Nevada
This map of Nevada shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 11.9 to 25.9%.
The five largest urban areas (Reno, Carson City, Gardnerville Ranchos, Pahrump, Las Vegas-Henderson) 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 category 11.9 to 12.5% are found in two counties with two of the five most populous cities. The highest rates of 21.4 to 25.9% are observed in one county that extends from the central part of the state to the southern border.
In the upper corner is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Nevada compare to the rest of the country. Overall, general disability rates in Nevada 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.