Delaware 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: Delaware

Map of Delaware showing disability rates by county. Full text description on page.
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This map of the state of Delaware shows general rates of disability by county. Disability rates are broken into three levels: 10.7%, 10.8 to 13.8%, and 13.9 to 14.2%.

The five largest urban areas (Middletown, Dover, Milford, Lewes and Long Neck) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban compared to rural areas. Most of Delaware is considered urban. The northernmost county has the lowest rate, the central county the highest, and the southern county has the middle rate. Of the major cities, Middletown is in a county with the lowest rate, Milford, Lewes and Long Neck are in county with the second highest rate, and Dover 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 Delaware compare to other states. Overall, disability rates in Delaware are in the lowest category, which means Delaware has lower rates of disability than many other states, and has similarity to much of the Midwest, California, New York, Connecticut 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.