Washington 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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  • Map of Washington showing disability rates by county. See Washington State Profile page for full text description.

2017

People with Disabilities: Washington

Map of Washington showing disability rates by county. See Washington State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of Washington shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 9.6 to 28.9%.

The five largest urban areas (Spokane, Kennewick-Pasco, Olympia-Lacey, Seattle, and Bremerton) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Disability rates tend to be higher in rural areas than urban ones. The two lowest rates of 9.6 to 13.0% and 13.1 to 15.9% are mainly found in the counties surrounding each of the five largest urban areas and tend to occur in uneven patterns across the state. The highest rates of 20.0 to 28.9% can be observed in each corner of the state.

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

Map of the state of Washington showing rates of people with vision difficulty by county. See Washington State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Washington shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.4 to 7.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Seattle, Bremerton, Olympia–Lacey, Spokane, and Kennewick–Pasco) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Seattle, Spokane, and Olympia—Lacey are in Counties with the lowest rate of 1.4 to 2.2%. Bremerton, and Kennewick—Pasco are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 2.3 to 2.5%.

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

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



People with Hearing Difficulty

Map of the state of Washington showing rates of people with hearing difficulty by county. See Washington State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Washington shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.4 to 11.4%.

The five largest urban areas (Seattle, Bremerton, Olympia–Lacey, Spokane, and Kennewick–Pasco) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Seattle is a county with the lowest rate of 2.4 to 4.1%, while the other four cities are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 4.2 to 5.4%.

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

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



People with Cognitive Difficulty

Map of the state of Washington showing rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. See Washington State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Washington shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 3.6 to 10.9%.

The five largest urban areas (Seattle, Bremerton, Olympia–Lacey, Spokane, and Kennewick–Pasco) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Seattle and Olympia—Lacey are in counties with the lowest rate of 3.6 to 5.1%. Spokane, Kennewick—Pasco, and Bremerton are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 5.2 to 6.1%.

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

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



People with Mobility Difficulty

Map of the state of Washington showing rates of people with mobility difficulty by county. See Washington State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Washington shows rates of people with mobility difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 4.9 to 15.7%.

The five largest urban areas (Seattle, Bremerton, Olympia–Lacey, Spokane, and Kennewick–Pasco) 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. 

Seattle is in a county with the lowest rate of 4.9 to 6.4%, while the other four cities are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 6.5 to 7.9%.

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

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



People with Self Care Difficulty

Map of the state of Washington showing rates of people with self care difficulty by county. See Washington State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Washington shows rates of people with self-care difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.4 to 6.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Seattle, Bremerton, Olympia–Lacey, Spokane, and Kennewick–Pasco) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Seattle is a county with the lowest rate of 1.4 to 2.3%, while the other four cities are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 2.4 to 2.8%.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.Map produced April 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



People with Independent Living (IL) Difficulty

Map of the state of Washington showing rates of people with IL difficulty by county. See Washington State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Washington shows rates of independent living (IL) difficulty for people 18 years of age and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 3.9 to 10.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Seattle, Bremerton, Olympia–Lacey, Spokane, and Kennewick–Pasco) 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.

Seattle and Olympia—Lacey are in counties with the lowest rate of 3.9 to 5.4%. Bremerton is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 5.5 to 6.3%. Spokane, and Kennewick-Pasco are in counties with the second-highest rate of 6.4 to 8.3%.

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

Map produced April 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.