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: Puerto Rico
This map of Puerto Rico shows general rates of disability at the municipality level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 7.0 to 17.4%.
Most of Puerto Rico is considered urban, and overall there are high rates of disability across Puerto Rico. The highest rates (25.4 to 34.2%) are in the middle of the territory, near San Juan, and along the eastern coast. The lowest rates (7.0 to 17.4%) tend to be found along the coasts.
In the upper corner of the map is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Puerto Rico compare to the rest of the United States. Overall, general disability rates in Puerto Rico are higher than most other states, similar to rates of disability in West Virginia.
To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.
Map produced September 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.