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: Illinois
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.