Ohio 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: Ohio

Map of Ohio showing disability rates by county. Full text description on OH State Profile page.
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This map of the state of Ohio shows general rates of disability by county. Disability rates are broken into four levels: 7.5 to 13.1%, 13.2 to 15.0%, 15.1 to 17.0%, and 17.1 to 22.7%.

The five largest urban areas (Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban compared to rural areas. While most counties in Ohio are considered urban, there are higher rates of disability in rural counties than urban ones. Most of these counties are in the southern part of the state, south of Columbus and west of Cincinnati, along the West Virginia border. Of the major cities, Akron, Columbus, and Cincinnati are in counties with the lowest rates (7.5 to 13.1%), Cleveland is in a county with rates of 13.2 to 15.0%, and Dayton is in a county with rates of 15.1 to 17.0%.

In the upper corner there is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Ohio compare to other states. Overall, disability rates in Ohio are in the second-lowest category, which means Ohio has rates similar to many other states, including the surrounding states of Indiana, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, but lower rates of disability than Kentucky and West Virginia.

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.