New Jersey 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: New Jersey

Map of New Jersey showing disability rates by county. See page for full text description.
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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.

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.