Idaho 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: Idaho

Map of Idaho showing disability rates by county. See Idaho State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Idaho shows general rates of disability by county. Disability rates are broken into four levels: 7.3 to 13.4%, 13.5 to 15.2%, 15.3 to 17.9%, and 18.0 to 24.9%.

The five largest urban areas (Coeur d’Alene, Nampa, Boise, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall, there are higher rates of disability in rural counties than urban ones. Most of these rural counties are in the middle of the state, along the Montana border and the northern-half of the border with Oregon. Of the major cities, only Boise is in a county with the lowest rates (7.3 to 13.4%). The other cities are in counties with rates of 13.5 to 15.2%, the next highest rate.

In the upper corner there is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Idaho compare to other states. Overall, disability rates in Idaho are in the second-highest category, which means Idaho has slightly higher rates of disability than some other states, but lower than those with the highest rates. Disability rates in Idaho are similar to neighboring states of Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, and Nevada, and slightly higher than Washington and Utah.

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.