Louisiana 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: Louisiana

Map of Louisiana showing rates of people with disability by county. See page for full text description.
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This map of Louisiana shows general rates of disability across the state at the parish level. Disability rates are broken into four categories from 10.5 to 23.2%.

The five largest urban areas (Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houma, and New Orleans) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, most parishes have higher rates of disability, in the highest category of 18.6 to 23.2% or 15.7 to 18.5%. While many rural parishes also have high disability rates, this is not true overall. Rural parishes in the northeastern corner of the state have low rates (10.5 to 13.6%) of disability, while some urban areas, such as around Houma, are in areas of higher disability (15.7 to 18.5% and 13.7 to 15.6%). However, other than Houma, each major urban area does have at least one nearby parish with low rates (10.5 to 13.6%). 

In the upper corner is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Louisiana compare to the rest of the country. Overall, general disability rates in Louisiana are in the second-lowest category 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.