Maps of Disability Rates by County – Disability in America Map Series

July 2016, updated July 2017

The maps below explores the explore the American Community Survey 5-year data (Table S1810) on disability by county. 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.

Disability Rates Across America (2015)

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

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This map of the United States shows general rates of disability by county. Disability rates are broken into five levels: 4.5-11.6%, 11.61-15%, 15.01-18.7%, 18.71-23.6% and 23.61-36.8%. Rates tend to be highest (23.61-36.8%) in the Southeastern United States (particularly in Appalachia), and lowest (4.5-11.6%) in the Northern Great Plains and Rocky Mountain West. These regions are all very rural regions of the United States.

To browse 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.

Disability Rates Across America (2014)

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

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This map of the United States shows general rates of disability by county. Rates are broken into five categories ranging from 4.4% to 34.3%. Rates tend to be highest (18.91-34.3%) in the Southeastern United States (particularly in Appalachia), and lowest (4.4-18.9%) in the Northern Great Plains and Rocky Mountain West. These regions are all very rural regions of the United States.

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

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

For more maps depicting disability in America, including by disability type, by veteran and poverty status, and by employment status, view our Disability in America Maps Series.