Kansas 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.


  • Map of Kansas showing disability rates by county. See KS State Profile page for full text description.

2017

People with Disabilities: Kansas

Map of Kansas showing disability rates by county. See KS State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of Kansas shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 8.5 to 23.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Disability rates tend to be higher in rural areas than urban ones. The lowest category of 8.5 to 13.0% is mainly found in the counties surrounding each of the five largest urban areas, as well as a large cluster in the southwestern part of the state. The highest rates of 16.8 to 23.8% can be observed in the northern and southeastern parts of the state. 

In the upper corner is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Kansas compare to the rest of the country. Overall, general disability rates in Kansas 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

Map of Kansas showing rates of females with disabilities by county. See Kansas State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of Kansas shows disability rates among females by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 7.3 to 27.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are somewhat varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates in rural counties compared to urban ones.

Manhattan and Lawrence are located in counties with the lowest rate, of 7.3 to 12.3%. Topeka and Wichita are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 12.4 to 14.3%, and Salina is in a county with the second-highest rate, of 14.4 to 16.7%. There is a large patch of counties with the lowest rate in the south-west corner of the state, and a smaller patch of counties with the highest rate (of 16.8 to 27.6%) in the south-east corner of the state. Both of these areas are more rural.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

For information on how biological sex is used and defined in the ACS, see “American Community Survey and Puerto Rico Community Survey 2017 Subject Definitions” page 125.

Map produced February 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



People with Disabilities – Male

Map of Kansas showing rates of males with disabilities by county. See Kansas State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of Kansas shows disability rates among males by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 7.5 to 24.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are somewhat varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates in rural counties compared to urban ones.

Manhattan, Lawrence, and Wichita are located in counties with the lowest rate, of 7.5 to 13.1%. Topeka and Salina are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 13.2 to 15.5%. There is a patch of counties with the lowest rate in the south-west corner of the state, and a similar-sized patch of counties with the highest rate (of 18.1 to 24.6%) in the south-east corner of the state. Both of these areas are more rural.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

For information on how biological sex is used and defined in the ACS, see “American Community Survey and Puerto Rico Community Survey 2017 Subject Definitions” page 125.

Map produced February 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.




Disability Rates by Functional Limitation

People with Vision Difficulty

Map of Kansas showing rates of people with vision difficulty by county. See Kansas State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Kansas shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 0.3 to 8.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates in rural counties compared to urban ones.

Manhattan and Lawrence are located in counties with the lowest rate, of 0.3 to 2.1%. Salina, Wichita, and Topeka are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 2.2 to 2.6%. There is a patch of counties with the highest rate of 3.6 to 8.6% in the south-east corner of the state, which is more rural.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced February 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



People with Hearing Difficulty

Map of Kansas showing rates of people with hearing difficulty by county. See Kansas State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Kansas shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 2.4 to 12.1%

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates in rural counties compared to urban ones.

All of the five largest urban areas are located in counties with the lowest rate, of 2.4 to 4.6%. There are areas of higher rates (5.5 to 6.6% and 6.7 to 12.1%) in the north-west and south-east corners of the state, both of which are more rural areas.  

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced February 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



People with Cognitive Difficulty

Map of Kansas showing rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. See Kansas State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Kansas shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 2.1 to 10.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates in rural counties compared to urban ones.

Salina, Wichita, and Manhattan are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 4.2 to 5.1%. Topeka and Lawrence are in counties with the second-highest rate, of 5.2 to 6.2%. There is a large area in the south-east corner of the state that has the highest rate, of 6.3 to 10.3%. These are all more rural counties. The rest of the state is pretty variable, though there do seem to be more counties with the lowest rate (2.1 to 4.1%) in the western half of the state, which is mostly rural.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced February 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



People with Mobility Difficulty

Map of Kansas showing rates of people with mobility difficulty by county. See Kansas State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Kansas shows rates of people with mobility difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 4.1 to 15.5%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are somewhat varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates in rural counties compared to urban ones.

Manhattan, Lawrence, and Wichita are located in counties with the lowest rate, of 4.1 to 15.5%. Topeka and Salina are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 7.1 to 8.3%. There is a patch of counties with the lowest rate in the south-west corner of the state, and a similar-sized patch of counties with the highest rate (of 9.6 to 15.5%) in the south-east corner of the state. Both of these areas are more rural.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced February 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



People with Self Care Difficulty

Map of Kansas showing rates of people with self care difficulty by county. See Kansas State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Kansas shows rates of people with self care difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 0.3 to 6.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates in rural counties compared to urban ones.

Manhattan and Lawrence are located in counties with the lowest rate, of 0.3 to 2.0%. Salina and Wichita are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 2.1 to 2.6%. Topeka is in a county with the second-highest rate, of 2.7 to 3.2%. There is a patch of counties with the highest rate of 3.3 to 6.1% in the south-east corner of the state, which is more rural. Overall there seem to be higher rates in the eastern half of the state than the western half.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced February 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



People with Independent Living (IL) Difficulty

Map of Kansas showing rates of people with IL difficulty by county. See Kansas State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Kansas shows rates of people ages 18 and older with Independent Living (IL) difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 2.0 to 11.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are somewhat varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates in rural counties compared to urban ones.

Manhattan and Lawrence are located in counties with the lowest rate, of 2.0 to 4.1%. Wichita is in a county with the second-lowest rate, of 4.2 to 5.5%. Salina and Topeka are in counties with the second-highest rate, of 5.6 to 6.7%. There is a patch of counties with the lowest rate in the south-west corner of the state, and a similar-sized patch of counties with the highest rate (of 6.8 to 11.0%) in the south-east corner of the state. Both of these areas are more rural.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced February 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.




Veterans

Veterans with Disabilities

Map of Kansas showing rates of veterans with disability by county. See Kansas State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Kansas shows rates of veterans with disabilities ages 18 years and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 13.9 to 58.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates in rural counties compared to urban ones.

Salina, Manhattan and Lawrence are located in counties with the lowest rate, of 13.9 to 27.9%. Wichita and Topeka are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 28.0 to 33.1%.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced February 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.




Poverty

People with Disabilities in Poverty

Map of Kansas showing rates of people with disabilities in poverty by county. See Kansas State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Kansas shows rates of people with disabilities in poverty (all ages) by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 3.2 to 30.4%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates in rural counties compared to urban ones. There seem to be higher rates in the eastern half of the state than the western half.

Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence are all located in counties with the highest rate, of 21.8 to 30.4%. Wichita is in a county with the second-highest rate, of 18.3 to 21.7%.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced February 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.




Employment

People Employed with a Disability

Map of Kansas showing people with disability who are employed by county. See Kansas State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Kansas shows rates of people with disabilities who are unemployed (ages 18 to 64) by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 24.0 to 79.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates in rural counties compared to urban ones.

Topeka is in a county with the lowest rate, of 24.0 to 36.7%. Salina and Wichita are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 36.8 to 44.0%. Manhattan is in a county with the second-highest rate, of 44.1 to 49.8%, and Lawrence is in a county with the highest rate, of 49.9 to 79.8%. Most of the counties along the southern border of the state have the lowest rate, of 24.0 to 36.7%. There is a medium-sized patch of counties in the western half of the state that have the highest rate, of 49.9 to 79.8%.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced February 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



People Unemployed with a Disability

Map of Kansas showing rates of people with disability who are unemployed by county. See Kansas State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Kansas shows rates of people with disabilities who are unemployed (ages 18 to 64) by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 0.0 to 12.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates in rural counties compared to urban ones.

Wichita, Manhattan, and Lawrence are in counties with the highest rate, of 5.9 to 12.6%. Topeka is in a county with the second-highest rate, of 4.0 to 5.8%, and Salina is in a county with the second-lowest rate, of 1.8 to 3.9%.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced February 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



Out of the Labor Force with a Disability

Map of Kansas showing rates of people with disabilities who are out of the labor force by county. See Kansas State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Kansas shows rates of people with disabilities who are out of the labor force (ages 18 to 64) by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 17.9 to 76.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates in rural counties compared to urban ones.

Manhattan and Lawrence are in counties with the lowest rate, of 17.9 to 46.7%. Salina and Wichita are in counties with the second-highest rate, of 51.8 to 58.0%, and Topeka is in a county with the highest rate, of 58.1 to 76%.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced February 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.




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