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: New Jersey
This map of New Jersey shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 8.0 to 15.5%.
All of New Jersey is considered urban, according to OMB 2015. The highest rates of disability, 13.5 to 15.5%, are in the southern part of the state, in the counties surrounding Villas, Atlantic City, and Vineland. The counties above those have slightly lower rates of 10.4 to 13.4%, and the counties surrounding Trenton and Twin Rivers/ Hightstown have rates of 9.2 to 10.3%. The rest of the state tends to have lower rates of 8.0 to 9.1%, though there are pockets of counties with higher rates.
In the upper corner of the map is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in New Jersey compare to the rest of the United States. At the state level, disability rates in New Jersey are in the lowest category.
To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.
Map produced September 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.