Vermont 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: Vermont

Map of Vermont showing disability rates by county. See VT State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of Vermont shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 11.0 to 19.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Burlington, Barre-Montpelier, Rutland, Bennington, and Brattleboro) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, there are higher rates of disability in rural counties than urban ones. The lowest rates, of 11.0 to 12.4%, are found in the counties around Burlington and Barre-Montpelier. The highest rates, of 16.7 to 19.8%, are found in only three counties, in the northeast and southwest corners of the state. The eastern side of the state has rates of primarily 15.9 to 16.6%.

In the upper corner is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Vermont compare to the rest of the country. Overall, general disability rates in Vermont are in the third-highest 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.