Rates of Mobility Difficulty – Disability in America Map Series

These maps explore the American Community Survey 5-year data (Table S1810) on disability estimates by county. For ambulatory (i.e. mobility) difficulty the ACS asks if a respondent has serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs. If they answer “yes” they are classified as having a mobility difficulty. This data is for ages 5 and up.

Rate of mobility difficulty in America by county (2015)

This is a map of the United States which depicts rates of mobility difficulty by county.

Map of people reporting mobility difficulty in the United States. Click on the image to view a full size, shareable version of the map.

This map of the United States shows rates of mobility difficulty by county. Rates appear to be consistently high throughout the Appalachia region, the South, and Puerto Rico, with some concentrated pockets in Maine, the southwest, northern California, and parts of Oregon and Idaho. Rates are lowest in southern California, Alaska, and the Rocky Mountain and the Great Plains regions.

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

Rate of ambulatory (mobility) difficulty in America by county (2014)

This is a map of the United States which depicts rates of ambulatory difficulty by county.

Map of people reporting mobility difficulty in the United States. Click on the image to view a full size, shareable version of the map.

This map of the United States shows rates of mobility difficulty by county. Rates appear to be consistently high throughout the Appalachia region, the South, and Puerto Rico, with some concentrated pockets in Maine, the southwest, northern California, and parts of Oregon and Idaho. Rates are lowest in southern California, Alaska, and the Rocky Mountain and the Great Plains regions.

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

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