Puerto Rico Territory 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.

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On these maps, the label for San Juan is at the southern edge of the urban area used by the census, which extends from there northward to the coast.

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2017

People with Disabilities: Puerto Rico

Map of Puerto Rico showing rates of disability at the municipality level. Full text description on page.

This map of Puerto Rico shows general rates of disability at the municipality level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 7.0 to 17.4%.

Most of Puerto Rico is considered urban, and overall there are high rates of disability across Puerto Rico. The highest rates (25.4 to 34.2%) are in the middle of the territory, near San Juan, and along the eastern coast. The lowest rates (7.0 to 17.4%) tend to be found along the coasts.  

In the upper corner of the map is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Puerto Rico compare to the rest of the United States. Overall, general disability rates in Puerto Rico are higher than most other states, similar to rates of disability in West Virginia.

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

Map of Puerto Rico showing rates of people with vision difficulty. See Puerto Rico page for text description.
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This map of the state of Puerto Rico shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.0 to 20.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Arecibo, San Juan, Aguadilla-Isabela–San Sebastián, San Germán–Cabo Rojo–Sabana Grande, and Ponce) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Arecibo, Ponce, and San Germán–Cabo Rojo–Sabana Grande are in counties with the lowest rate of 1.0 to 3.7%. San Juan is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 3.8 to 5.6%. Aguadilla-Isabela–San Sebastián is in a county with the second-highest rate of 5.7 to 8.7%.

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

Map produced June 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.




People with Hearing Difficulty

Map of Puerto Rico showing rates of people with hearing difficulty by county. See Puerto Rico page for text description.
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This map of the state of Puerto Rico shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.1 to 9.7%.

 The five largest urban areas (Arecibo, San Juan, Aguadilla-Isabela–San Sebastián, San Germán–Cabo Rojo–Sabana Grande, and Ponce) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Arecibo, Ponce, and San Germán–Cabo Rojo–Sabana Grande are in counties with the lowest rate of 1.1 to 3.0%. San Juan is in a county with the second-highest rate of 4.2 to 5.2%. Aguadilla-Isabela–San Sebastián is in a county with the highest rate of 5.3 to 9.7%.

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

Map produced June 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.




People with Cognitive Difficulty

Map of Puerto Rico showing rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. See Puerto Rico page for text description.
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This map of the state of Puerto Rico shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.7 to 20.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Arecibo, San Juan, Aguadilla-Isabela–San Sebastián, San Germán–Cabo Rojo–Sabana Grande, and Ponce) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Arecibo, Ponce, and San Germán–Cabo Rojo–Sabana Grande are in counties with the lowest rate of 2.7 to 7.5%. San Juan is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 7.6 to 9.8%. Aguadilla-Isabela–San Sebastián is in a county with the highest rate of 11.6 to 20.0%.

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

Map produced June 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.




People with Mobility Difficulty

Map of Puerto Rico showing rates of mobility difficulty by county. See Puerto Rico page for text description.
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This map of the state of Puerto Rico shows rates of people with mobility difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 4.5 to 20.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Arecibo, San Juan, Aguadilla-Isabela–San Sebastián, San Germán–Cabo Rojo–Sabana Grande, and Ponce) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates of people with mobility difficulty in urban compared to rural areas.

Arecibo, and San Germán–Cabo Rojo–Sabana Grande are in counties with the lowest rate of 4.5 to 9.3%. San Juan and Ponce are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 9.4 to 12.4%. Aguadilla-Isabela–San Sebastián is in a county with the highest rate of 14.9 to 20.3%.

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

Map produced June 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.




People with Self Care Difficulty

Map of Puerto Rico showing rates of people with self care difficulty by county. See Puerto Rico page for text description.
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This map of the state of Puerto Rico shows rates of people with self-care difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.6 to 10.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Arecibo, San Juan, Aguadilla-Isabela–San Sebastián, San Germán–Cabo Rojo–Sabana Grande, and Ponce) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Arecibo, and San Germán–Cabo Rojo–Sabana Grande are in counties with the lowest rate of 2.6 to 3.6%. San Juan and Ponce are in counties with the second-highest rate of 4.8 to 5.8%. Aguadilla-Isabela–San Sebastián is in a county with the highest rate of 5.9 to 10.0%.

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

Map produced June 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.




People with Independent Living (IL) Difficulty

Map of Puerto Rico showing rates of people with IL difficulty by county. See Puerto Rico page for text description.
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This map of the state of Puerto Rico shows rates of independent living (IL) difficulty for people 18 years of age and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 5.1 to 22.5%.

 The five largest urban areas (Arecibo, San Juan, Aguadilla-Isabela–San Sebastián, San Germán–Cabo Rojo–Sabana Grande, and Ponce) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates of people with independent living difficulty in urban compared to rural areas.

Arecibo, and San Germán–Cabo Rojo–Sabana Grande are in counties with the lowest rate of 5.1 to 9.1%. San Juan and Ponce are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 9.2 to 12.1%. Aguadilla-Isabela–San Sebastián is in a county with the second-highest rate of 12.2 to 14.4%.

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

Map produced June 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.





Veterans

Veterans with Disabilities


Poverty

People with Disabilities in Poverty


Employment

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.