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: Maine
This map of the state of Maine shows general rates of disability by county. Disability rates are broken into four levels: 11.4 to 15.3%, 15.4 to 16.6%, 16.7 to 18.5%, 18.6 to 25.2%.
The five largest urban areas (Bangor, Waterville, Lewiston, Brunswick and Portland) 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 the counties in the northern counties that are on the edges of the state have the highest disability rates. Of the major cities, Portland and Brunswick are in counties with the lowest rate, Lewiston and Waterville are in counties with the second lowest rate, and Bangor is in a county with the second highest rate.
In the upper corner there is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Maine compare to other states. Overall, disability rates in Maine are in the second highest category, which means Maine has higher disability rates than many other states and has similarity to Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama.
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.