Maps of Disability and Veterans – Disability in America Map Series

September 2016, updated July 2017

The maps below explore the American Community Survey 5-year data (Table S1810) on 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 ages 18 and over.

Disability rate among veterans in America by county (2015)

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This map of the United States depicts disability rates among veterans by county. Rates are broken into five categories ranging from 0.0% to 75.76%. Disability tends to be more predominant (37.65-75.76%) among veterans along the borders of Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia. There are also some concentrated pockets of higher rates throughout parts of Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Maine. Rates tend to be lower (0.0-37.64%) among veterans in southern California, Arizona, the upper Midwest and New England.

Map produced July 2017 based on 2011-2015 American Community Survey data.

Disability rate among veterans in America by county (2014)

This is a map of the United States which shows disability rates among veterans by county. A text description of this map is included in the webpage content.

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This map of the United States depicts disability rates among veterans by county. Rates are broken into five categories ranging from 0.0% to 72.18%. Disability tends to be more predominant along the borders of Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia. There are also some concentrated pockets of higher rates (35.73-72.18%) throughout parts of Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Maine. Rates tend to be lower (0.0-35.72%) in southern California, Arizona, the upper Midwest and New England.

Map produced September 2016 based on 2010-2014 American Community Survey data.

This work is part of the RTC:Rural Geography of Disability Project.