Mississippi 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: Mississippi

Map of Mississippi showing rates of disability by county. See page for full text description.
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This map of Mississippi shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 9.6 to 25.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Tupelo, Jackson, Hattiesburg, Gulfport, and Pascagoula) 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. Most urban counties have the lowest rates, of 9.6 to 15.5%, while more rural areas, such as most of the eastern half of the state, have higher levels of 18.7 to 20.6% and 20.7 to 25.8%.

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