These maps explore the American Community Survey 5-year data (Table S1810) on disability estimates by county. For cognitive difficulty the ACS asks because of a physical, mental, or emotional problem, does the respondent have difficulty remembering, concentrating, or making decisions. If they answer “yes” they are classified as having a cognitive difficulty. This data is for ages 5 and up.
Rate of cognitive difficulty in America, by county (2015)
Rate of cognitive difficulty in America by county. This map of the United States shows rates of cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken down into five categories ranging from 0% to 22.7%. Rates of cognitive difficulty appear to be higher (8.31-22.7%) in northern Maine, Appalachia, parts of northern California and southern Oregon, parts of New Mexico, and southern Nevada. Rates seem to be lower (0.0-8.3%) in Alaska, the Great Plains, and the Rocky Mountains.
To browse or download the data this map was created with, use our Disability Counts Data Finder tool.
Map produced July 2017 based on 2011-2015 American Community Survey data.
Rate of cognitive difficulty in America, by county (2014)
This map of the United States shows rates of cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken into five categories ranging from 0.99% to 20.54%. Rates of cognitive difficulty appear to be higher (8.21-20.54%) in Maine, parts of the Appalachia region and the South, areas of New Mexico, northern California, southern Oregon, and southern Nevada. Rates seem lower (0.99-8.2%) in southern California, Alaska, parts of the West, the Rocky Mountains, and the Great Plains region.
Map produced July 2016 based on 2010-2014 American Community Survey data.
This work is part of the RTC:Rural Geography of Disability Project.