New Mexico 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 Mexico

Map of New Mexico showing disability rates by county. See New Mexico State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of New Mexico shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 9.7% to 30.1%

The five largest urban areas (Las Cruces, Los Lunas, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Farmington) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Disability rates tend to be higher in rural areas than urban ones. The lowest rates, of 9.7 to 15.3%, are mainly found in the counties surrounding each of the five largest urban areas and tend to occur in the northern and southern parts of the state. There are two large clusters of high disability rates of 22.4 to 30.1% in the rural counties in the northeastern and central-western parts of the state. There are also two clusters of the second highest category of 19.3 to 22.3% in the central and southwestern parts of the state, while an uneven pattern of disbursement can be observed of the second lowest category of 15.4 to 19.2%.

In the upper corner is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in New Mexico compare to the rest of the country. Overall, general disability rates in New Mexico are in the second lowest category (out of four) 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.