Connecticut 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.



People with Disabilities: Connecticut

Map of Connecticut showing disability rates by county. Full text description on map profile page.
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This map of the state of Connecticut shows general rates of disability by county. Disability rates are broken into four levels: 9.2 to 10.1%, 10.2 to 10.8%, 10.9 to 11.9%, and 12.0 to 14.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Bridgeport—Stamford, Waterbury, New Haven, Hartford and Norwich—New London) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban compared to rural areas. Most of Connecticut is considered urban, and there is a mix of disability rates by county, with the highest rates being in the east near Rhode Island. Of the major cities, Bridgeport is in a county with the lowest rate, New Haven, Waterbury, Hartford and New Haven are in counties with the second highest rate, and Norwich is in a county with the highest rate.

In the upper corner there is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Connecticut compare to other states. Overall, disability rates in Connecticut are in the lowest category, which means Connecticut has lower rates of disability than many other states, and has similarity to much of the Midwest, California, New York and Texas.

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

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

Maps of Disability by Sex

People with Disabilities – Female

People with Disabilities – Male

Disability Rates by Functional Limitation

People with Vision Difficulty

People with Hearing Difficulty

People with Cognitive Difficulty

People with Mobility Difficulty

People with Self Care Difficulty

People with Independent Living (IL) Difficulty


Veterans with Disabilities


People with Disabilities in Poverty


People Employed with a Disability

People Unemployed with a Disability

Out of the Labor Force with a Disability

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These maps are part of RTC:Rural’s State Profile Map Series, which is part of Disability Counts.