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: Florida
This map of Florida shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 10.1 to 26.4%.
The five largest urban areas (Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Sarasota/Bradenton, and Miami) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, there are higher rates of disability in rural counties than in urban ones. Most of the counties in Florida are urban, but the rural counties in the Panhandle and those in Central Florida all have the highest rates of disability (19.4 to 26.4%). Overall, there are low rates (10.1 to 13.8%) in southern Florida and around the major urban centers, and higher rates in the rest of the state, ranging from 13.9 to 26.4%.
In the upper corner of the map is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Florida compare to the rest of the United States. Florida has disability rates in the second-lowest category, meaning that at the state level, rates tend to be lower than in other parts of the country.
To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.
Map produced September 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.