Alaska State Profile

The maps below explore the American Community Survey 5-year (Table S1810) 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 all age groups.


  • Map of Alaska showing disability rates by borough. See page for full text description.

2017

People with Disabilities: Alaska

Map of Alaska showing disability rates by borough. See page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Alaska shows general rates of disability by borough. Disability rates are broken into four levels: 7.4 to 12.8%, 12.9 to 15.5%, 15.6 to 18.8%, and 18.9 to 34.2%.

The highest rates of disability are found in the areas of the state with higher populations. Prince of Wales-Hyder has the highest rate, at 18.9 to 34.2%. Wrangell, Petersburg, Hoonah-Angoon, and Yukon-Koyukuk have the second-highest rates, of 15.6 to 18.8%. Southeast Fairbanks, Lake 7 Peninsula, Bristol Bay, Kodiak Island, Kenai Peninsula, Haines, and Ketchikan Gateway have rates of 12.9 to 15.5%. Sitka, Petersburg, Skagway, Yakutat, Valdez-Cordova, Anchorage, Matanuska-Susitna, Denali, Fairbanks North Star, Dillingham, Bethel, Kusilvak, Nome, Northwest Arctic, North Slope, Aleutians West and Aleutians East have the lowest rates, of 7.4 to 12.8%.

Only the areas around the cities of Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and Ketchikan are considered metropolitan or micropolitan using OMB County Designations. The rest of the state is classified as noncore, or rural.  

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Map produced July 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.


Maps of Disability by Sex

People with Disabilities – Female: Alaksa

Map of Alaska showing rates of females with disabilities by borough. See page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Alaska shows disability rate among females by borough. Rates are broken into four categories: 6.6 to 9.8%, 9.9 to 10.7%, 10.8 to 13.7%, and 13.8 to 17.8%.

Overall, there are higher rates of females with disabilities in central and south-eastern boroughs. Five urban areas (Fairbanks, Anchorage, Kodiak, Juneau and Ketchikan) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Of the five cities, Fairbanks, Anchorage and Juneau are in boroughs with the second-lowest rate, Kodiak is in a borough with the second-highest rate, and Ketchikan is in a borough with the highest rate.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

For information on how biological sex is used and defined in the ACS, see “American Community Survey and Puerto Rico Community Survey 2017 Subject Definitions” page 125.

Map produced November 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



People with Disabilities – Male: Alaksa

Map of Alaska showing disability rate for males by borough. See Alaska State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Alaska shows disability rate among males by borough. Rates are broken into four categories: 7.6 to 11.1%, 11.2 to 13.7%, 13.8 to 16.2%, and 16.3 to 22.0%.

Overall, there are higher rates of males with disabilities in central, south-eastern and south-western boroughs. Five urban areas (Fairbanks, Anchorage, Kodiak, Juneau and Ketchikan) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Of the five cities, Juneau is in a borough with the lowest rate, Fairbanks, and Anchorage are in boroughs with the second-lowest rate, and Kodiak and Ketchikan are in boroughs with the second-highest rate.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

For information on how biological sex is used and defined in the ACS, see “American Community Survey and Puerto Rico Community Survey 2017 Subject Definitions” page 125.

 Map produced November 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.




Disability Rates by Functional Limitation

People with Vision Difficulty: Alaska

Map of Alaska showing rates of people with vision difficulty by borough. See Alaska State profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Alaska shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by borough. Rates are broken into four categories: 0.0 to 0.2%, 0.21 to 0.5%, 0.51 to 0.6%, and 0.61 to 1.1%.

Five urban areas (Fairbanks, Anchorage, Kodiak, Juneau and Ketchikan) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall the corner boroughs – northwest, southwest, and southeast have the highest rates. Of the five cities, Fairbanks and Kodiak are in boroughs with the lowest rate, Anchorage is in a borough with the second-highest rate, and Juneau and Ketchikan are in boroughs with the highest rate.

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Map produced November 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



People with Hearing Difficulty: Alaska

Map of Alaska showing rates of people with hearing difficulty by borough. See Alaska State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Alaska shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by borough. Rates are broken into four categories: 0.0 to 0.6%, 0.7 to 0.8%, 0.9 to 1.1%, and 1.2 to 2.0%.

Five urban areas (Fairbanks, Anchorage, Kodiak, Juneau and Ketchikan) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall the central, southwest and southeast boroughs have the highest rates. Of the five cities, Fairbanks and Kodiak are in boroughs with the lowest rate, Anchorage and Juneau are in boroughs with the second-highest rate, and Ketchikan is in a borough with the highest rate.

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Map produced November 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



People with Cognitive Difficulty: Alaska

Map of Alaska showing rates of people with cognitive difficulty by borough. See Alaska State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Alaska shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by borough. Rates are broken into four categories: 1.6 to 2.0%, 2.1 to 2.5%, 2.6 to 2.8%, and 2.9 to 4.3%.

Five urban areas (Fairbanks, Anchorage, Kodiak, Juneau and Ketchikan) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall the central, southwest and southeast boroughs have the highest rates. Of the five cities, Fairbanks and Anchorage are in boroughs with the lowest rate, Juneau and Kodiak in boroughs with the second-highest rate, and Ketchikan is in a borough with the highest rate.

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Map produced November 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



People with Mobility Difficulty: Alaska

Map of Alaska showing rates of people with mobility difficulty by borough. See Alaska State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Alaska shows rates of people with mobility difficulty for all ages by borough. Rates are broken into four categories: 3.2 to 4.8%, 4.9 to 5.8%, 5.9 to 7.1%, and 7.2 to 9.0%.

Five urban areas (Fairbanks, Anchorage, Kodiak, Juneau and Ketchikan) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall the central, southwest and southeast boroughs have the highest rates. Of the five cities, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Kodiak and Juneau are in boroughs with the lowest rate, while Ketchikan is in a borough with the second-highest rate.

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Map produced November 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



People with Self Care Difficulty: Alaska

Map of Alaska showing rates of people with self care difficulty by borough. See Alaska State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Alaska shows rates of people with self care difficulty by borough. Rates are broken into four categories: 1.2 to 2.7%, 2.8 to 3.4%, 3.5 to 4.6%, and 4.7 to 5.7%. 

Five urban areas (Fairbanks, Anchorage, Kodiak, Juneau and Ketchikan) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall south-central and south-eastern boroughs have the highest rates. Of the five cities, Juneau, Fairbanks and Anchorage are in boroughs with the second-highest rate, while Kodiak and Ketchikan are in boroughs with the highest rate.

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Map produced November 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



People with Independent Living (IL) Difficulty: Alaska

Map of Alaska showing rates of people with IL difficulty by borough. See Alaska State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Alaska shows rates of independent living (IL) difficulty for people 18 years of age and older by borough. Rates are broken into four categories: 2.8 to 4.1%, 4.2 to 5.1%, 5.2 to 6.4%, and 6.5 to 10.4%.

Five urban areas (Fairbanks, Anchorage, Kodiak, Juneau and Ketchikan) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall south-central and south-eastern boroughs have the highest rates. Of the five cities, Kodiak is in a borough with the lowest rate, Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau are in boroughs with the second-lowest rate, and Ketchikan is in a borough with the highest rate.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced November 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.




Veterans

Veterans with Disabilities: Alaska

Map of Alaska showing rates of veterans with disability. See Alaska State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Alaska shows rates of disability among veterans aged 18 and older by borough. Rates are broken into four categories: 1.8 to 11.6%, 11.7 to 17.1%, 17.2 to 22.1%, and 22.2 to 34.9%.  

Five urban areas (Fairbanks, Anchorage, Kodiak, Juneau and Ketchikan) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall, eastern and south-western boroughs have the highest rates. Of the five cities, Kodiak is in a borough with the lowest rate, Anchorage and Fairbanks are in boroughs with the second-lowest, and Juneau and Ketchikan are in boroughs with the second-highest rate.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced November 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.




Poverty

People with Disabilities in Poverty: Alaska

Map of Alaska showing rates of people with disabilities in poverty. See Alaska State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Alaska shows poverty rates among people with disabilities of all ages by borough. Poverty rates are broken into four categories: 3.4 to 8.5%, 8.6 to 13.6%, 13.7 to 16.5%, and 16.6 to 28.5%.

Five urban areas (Fairbanks, Anchorage, Kodiak, Juneau and Ketchikan) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall, central and western boroughs have the highest rates, as does the island borough where Kodiak is. Of the five cities, Fairbanks and Juneau are in boroughs with the second-lowest rate, Anchorage and Ketchikan are in boroughs with the second-highest rate, and Kodiak is in a borough with the highest rate.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced November 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.




Employment

People Employed with a Disability: Alaska

Map of Alaska showing rates of people with a disability who are employed. See Alaska State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of Alaska shows employment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories: 25.0 to 38.3%, 38.4 to 47.7%, 47.8 to 52.1%, and 52.2 to 76.8%.

Five urban areas (Fairbanks, Anchorage, Kodiak, Juneau and Ketchikan) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall the boroughs are mixed, with scattered northern, central, southwestern and south eastern boroughs having the highest rates. Of the five cities, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Kodiak, and Ketchikan are in boroughs with the second-highest rate, while Juneau is in a borough with the highest rate.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced November 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



People Unemployed with a Disability: Alaska

Map of Alaska showing rates of people with disabilities who are unemployed by borough. See Alaska State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of Alaska shows unemployment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories: 0.0 to 3.6%, 3.7 to 7.3%, 7.4 to 10.7%, 10.8 to 31.4%.

Five urban areas (Fairbanks, Anchorage, Kodiak, Juneau and Ketchikan) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall the boroughs are mixed, with some central, eastern, and southwestern boroughs having the highest rates . Of the five cities, Fairbanks, Anchorage and Juneau are in boroughs with the second-lowest rate, and Ketchikan and Kodiak are in boroughs with the second-highest rate.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced November 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



Out of the Labor Force with a Disability: Alaska

Map of Alaska showing rates of people with disabilities who are out of the labor force by borough. See Alaska State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of Alaska shows out of labor force rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories: 21.8 to 40.5%, 40.6 to 43.6%, 43.7 to 52.7%, and 52.8 to 72.9%.

Five urban areas (Fairbanks, Anchorage, Kodiak, Juneau and Ketchikan) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall, southcentral and southeastern boroughs have the highest rates. Of the five cities, Juneau is in a borough with the lowest rate, Ketchikan and Kodiak are in boroughs with the second-lowest rate, and Anchorage and Fairbanks are in boroughs with the second-highest rate.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced November 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.




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