Illinois 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: Illinois

Map of Illinois showing disability rate by county. See IL State Profile for full text description.
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This map of Illinois shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 7.2 to 26.5%.

The five largest urban areas (Rockford, Round Lake Beach- McHenry-Grayslake, Chicago, Peoria, and Springfield) 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 urban ones. There also tend to be higher rates of disability in the southern half of the state. Counties with the highest rates, of 17.2 to 26.5%, are found mainly in the rural southeastern part of the state. Counties with the lowest rates, of 7.2 to 12.5%, are found in the urban areas around Chicago and Peoria.

In the upper corner is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Illinois compare to the rest of the country. Overall, general disability rates in Illinois are in the lowest category (out of four) compared to the rest of the U.S.

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.