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: Rhode Island
This map of the state of Rhode Island shows general rates of disability by county. Disability rates are broken into four levels: 11.0 to 11.2%, 11.3 to 12.7%, 12.8 to 13.4%, and 13.5 to 15.3%.
The five largest urban areas (Pawtucket, Providence, East Providence, Cranston and Warwick) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban compared to rural areas. Most of Rhode Island is considered urban. The highest rates of disability are in the center and lowest is in the south. Of the five cities, Pawtucket, Providence, East Providence, and Cranston are in the county with the second highest rate, and Warwick is in the county with the highest rate.
In the upper corner there is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Rhode Island compare to other states. Overall, disability rates in Rhode Island are in the second lowest category, and it is similar to Vermont, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and the Carolinas.
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.