Map of Disability and Poverty – Disability in America Map Series

September 2016, updated July 2017

The maps below explore the American Community Survey 5-year data (Table S1810) poverty estimates by disability. 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.

Poverty rate among people with disabilities in America by county (2015)

This is a map of the United States which depicts poverty rates among people with disabilities 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 poverty rates among people with disabilities by county. Rates are broken into five categories ranging from 0.0% to 70.23%. Poverty is more prevalent (30.16-70.23%) among people with disabilities in the South, especially in eastern Kentucky and select counties in western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and South Dakota. Poverty is generally lower (0.0-30.15%) among people with disabilities in the Great Plains and Midwestern states and throughout the Rocky Mountain region.

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.

Poverty rate among people with disabilities in America by county (2014)

This is a map of the United States which depicts poverty rates among people with disabilities 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 poverty rates among people with disabilities by county. Rates are broken into five categories ranging from 0.0% to 70.11%. Poverty is more prevalent (29.54-70.11%) among people with disabilities in the South, especially in eastern Kentucky and select counties in west Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and South Dakota. Poverty is generally lower (0.0-29.53%) among people with disabilities in the Great Plains and Midwestern states and throughout the Rocky Mountain region.

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

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