Virginia 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.

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2017

People with Disabilities: Virginia

Map of Virginia showing disability rates at the county level. Text description on page.
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This map of Virginia shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 5.4 to 25.7%.

The five largest cities (Roanoke, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach) 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. Disability rates are highest (18.4 to 25.7%) in the western and southern parts of the state bordering Kentucky and West Virginia. The lowest rates (5.4 to 11.7%) are found in the northeastern part of the state.

In the upper corner of the map is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Virginia compare to the rest of the United States. Overall, general disability rates in Virginia are in the lowest category.

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 VA showing rates of people with vision difficulty by county. See VA State Profile page for text description.
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This map of the state of Virginia shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 0.7 to 8.9%.

The five largest urban areas (Roanoke, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Fredericksburg and Virginia Beach are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 1.9 to 2.4%. Richmond, Lynchburg and Roanoke are in counties with the second-highest rate of 2.5 to 3.3%.

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 Hearing Difficulty

Map of VA showing rates of hearing difficulty by county. See VA State Profile page for text description.
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This map of the state of Virginia shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.6 to 9.8%.

 The five largest urban areas (Roanoke, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Roanoke is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 3.3 to 4.2%. The other four cities are in counties with the lowest rate of 1.6 to 3.2%.

Most of the counties with the highest rate of 5.6 to 9.8% are in the western spur and edge of the state.

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 VA showing rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. See VA State Profile page for text description.
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This map of the state of Virginia shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.0 to 10.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Roanoke, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Fredericksburg is in a county with the lowest rate of 2.0 to 4.1%. Lynchburg is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 4.2 to 5.5%. Roanoke and Virginia Beach are in counties with the second-highest rate of 5.6 to 7.2%. Richmond is in a county with the highest rate of 7.3 to 10.6%.

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 VA showing rates of people with mobility difficulty by county. See VA State Profile page for text description.
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This map of the state of Virginia shows rates of people with mobility difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.5 to 19.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Roanoke, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach) 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.

Fredericksburg is in a county with the lowest rate of 2.5 to 6.3%. Virginia Beach and Lynchburg are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 6.4 to 8.2%. Richmond and Roanoke are in counties with the second-highest rate of 8.3 to 10.5%.

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 VA showing rates of people with self care difficulty by county. See VA State Profile page for text description.
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This map of the state of Virginia shows rates of people with self-care difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.0 to 6.2%.

The five largest urban areas (Roanoke, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Fredericksburg is in a county with the lowest rate of 1.0 to 2.3%. Lynchburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 2.4 to 3.0%. Roanoke is in a county with the second-highest rate of 3.1 to 4.1%.

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 VA showing rates of IL difficulty by county. See VA State Profile page for text description.
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This map of the state of Virginia shows rates of independent living (IL) difficulty for people 18 years of age and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.3 to 16.4%.

 The five largest urban areas (Roanoke, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach) 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.

Fredericksburg is in a county with the lowest rate of 2.3 to 5.0%. Richmond is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 5.1 to 6.4%. Roanoke, Lynchburg and Virginia Beach are in counties with the second-highest rate of 6.5 to 8.0%.

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.






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.