Montana 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 unless otherwise noted.


  • Map of Montana showing general disability rates by county. See page for full text description.

2017

People with Disabilities: Montana

Map of Montana showing general disability rates by county. See page for full text description.
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This map of Montana shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 7.6 to 22.7%.

The five largest cities (Missoula, Helena, Great Falls, Bozeman, and Billings) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. The map shows that there is an uneven pattern of disability rates across Montana. The highest rates, of 17.0 to 22.7%, occur in rural counties in regions including the Bitterroot Valley just south of Missoula as well as in the counties on the Idaho border northwest of Missoula. There are also scattered counties with high rates of disabilities throughout Central and Eastern Montana.

In the upper corner of the map is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Montana compare to the rest of the United States. Overall, general disability rates in Montana are 12.8 to 14.6%, which is the second-highest category.

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

Map produced August 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.


Maps of Disability by Sex

People with Disabilities – Female

Map of Montana showing rates of disability among females by county. See Montana State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Montana shows disability rate among females by county. Disability rates are broken into four levels from 7.1 to 22.2%.

The five largest urban areas (Missoula, Great Falls, Helena, Bozeman, and Billings) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban compared to rural areas. Disability rates for females in Montana, a very rural state, vary across rural and urban counties. Rates are high in the counties surrounding Missoula, Great Falls, and Helena, with lower rates surrounding Bozeman and Billings, which are further south. The lowest rates of 7.1 to 11.7% occur in counties in the central and eastern parts of the state.

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 December 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



People with Disabilities – Male

Map of Montana showing rates of disability among males by county. See Montana State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Montana shows disability rate among males by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 8.0 to 24.2%.

The five largest urban areas (Missoula, Helena, Great Falls, Bozeman, and Billings) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall, there is an uneven pattern of disability rates for males in Montana, which is a largely rural state. In general, the two lowest categories of rates between 8.0 and 15.3% can be observed around the five most populous cities, as well as the eastern and northwestern parts of the state. The highest rates of 19.4 to 24.2% occur in the western and central counties of the state.

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 December 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



Disability Rates by Functional Limitation

People with Vision Difficulty

Map of Montana showing rates of people with vision difficulty by county. See Montana State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Montana shows the rate of vision difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 0.0 to 6.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Missoula, Helena, Great Falls, Bozeman, and Billings) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. The lowest rates of 0.0 to 1.9% occur mostly in the central and southern counties of the state. The counties with the highest rates of 3.2 to 6.0% are spread unevenly across the state.

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

Map produced December 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



People with Hearing Difficulty

Map of Montana showing rates of people with hearing difficulty by county. See Montana State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Montana shows the rate of hearing difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 3.3 to 12.9%.

The five largest urban areas (Missoula, Helena, Great Falls, Bozeman, and Billings) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Three of the five most populous cities are in counties with the lowest rates of 3.3 to 4.6%. Patterns are largely uneven across this rural state.

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Map produced December 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



People with Cognitive Difficulty

Map of Montana showing rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. See Montana State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Montana shows the rate of cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken down into four categories from 0.7% to 9.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Missoula, Helena, Great Falls, Bozeman, and Billings) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Cognitive difficulty rates are actually higher in the counties surrounding four of the five most populous cities, a pattern not typically seen when mapping disability rates at the county level. Overall, patterns of cognitive difficulty rates are uneven across the state.

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

Map produced December 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



People with Mobility Difficulty

Map of Montana showing rates of people with mobility difficulty by county. See Montana State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Montana shows the rate of mobility difficulty by county. Rates are broken down into four categories from 2.9 to 13.9%.

The five largest urban areas (Missoula, Helena, Great Falls, Bozeman, and Billings) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Mobility difficulty rates for the counties with the five most populous cities fall into the two lowest categories from 2.9 to 7.9%. There are large cluster of counties displaying the highest rate of 9.2 to 13.9% in the northern and western parts of the state, with some also in the southern part of the state.

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Map produced December 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



People with Self Care Difficulty

Map of Montana showing rates of people with self care difficulty by county. See Montana State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Montana shows the rate of self care difficulty by county. Rates are broken down into four categories from 1.2 to 5.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Missoula, Helena, Great Falls, Bozeman, and Billings) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall, the pattern of rates of self care difficulty are uneven across the state. Rates tend to be higher for the counties with the top five populous states, with the exception of Missoula and Bozeman.

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

Map produced December 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



People with Independent Living (IL) Difficulty

Map of Montana showing rates of people with IL difficulty by county. See Montana State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Montana shows the rate of independent living difficulty by county. Rates are broken down into four categories from 1.1 to 9.4%.

The five largest urban areas (Missoula, Helena, Great Falls, Bozeman, and Billings) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. The highest rates of 6.6 to 9.4% are concentrated in the central and western counties of the state. The five most populous cities are in counties with rates ranging from 4.4 to 5.2% and 5.3 to 6.5%. There is an uneven pattern across the state of the lowest rates of 1.1 to 4.3%.

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

Map produced December 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



Veterans

Veterans with Disabilities

Map of Montana showing rates of veterans with disabilities by county. See Montana State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Montana shows the rate of veterans with disabilities at the county level. Rates are broken down into four categories from 15.8 to 53.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Missoula, Helena, Great Falls, Bozeman, and Billings) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. All top five most populous cities are in counties that fall under the two lowest categories with rates of 15.8 to 28.3% and 28.4 to 32.2%. The highest rates of 32.3 to 37.3% and 37.4 to 53.8% tend to occur in more rural counties in Montana.

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Map produced December 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.




Poverty

People with Disabilities in Poverty

Map of Montana showing rates of people with disabilities in poverty. See Montana State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Montana shows the rate of people with disabilities living in poverty at the county level. Rates are broken down into four categories from 5.8 to 35.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Missoula, Helena, Great Falls, Bozeman, and Billings) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. None of the five most populous cities are located in counties with the lowest rates of 5.8 to 14.1%. There is an uneven pattern of rates across the state at the county level.

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

Map produced December 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.




Employment

People Employed with a Disability

Map of Montana showing rates of people with disabilities who are employed. See page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Montana shows the rate of people employed with a disability at the county level. Rates are broken down into four categories from 14.6 to 63.4%.

The five largest urban areas (Missoula, Helena, Great Falls, Bozeman, and Billings) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. None of the five most populous cities are located in counties with the lowest rate category of 14.6 to 33.9%. Only one of the five most populous cities is located in a country with the highest category of rates of 51.7 to 63.4%. There is an uneven pattern of the four rate categories across the state.

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

Map produced December 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



People Unemployed with a Disability

Map of Montana showing rates of people with a disability who are unemployed by county. See Montana State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Montana shows the rate of people unemployed with a disability at the county level. Rates are broken down into four categories from 0.0 to 16.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Missoula, Helena, Great Falls, Bozeman, and Billings) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. All five of the most populous cities are located in counties with the two highest rate categories of 3.8 to 5.9 and 16.3%. At a glance, there is a larger number of counties with the lowest rate category of 0.0 to 0.7% in the eastern part of the state, and a larger number of counties with the highest rate category of 5.9 to 16.3% in the central and western parts of the state.

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Map produced December 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



Out of the Labor Force with a Disability

Map of Montana showing rates of people with disabilities out of the labor force. See page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Montana shows the rate of people out of the labor force with a disability at the county level. Rates are broken down into four categories from 33.9 to 81.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Missoula, Helena, Great Falls, Bozeman, and Billings) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Only one of the five most populous cities is located in a county with the lowest rate category of 33.9 to 43.2%. Counties with the highest rate category of 59.7 to 81.1% are largely located in the central and western parts of the state.

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Map produced December 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.




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These maps are part of RTC:Rural’s State Profile Map Series, which is part of Disability Counts.