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.
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People with Disabilities: Connecticut
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.