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: West Virginia
This map of the state of West Virginia shows general rates of disability by county. Disability rates are broken into four levels: 12.0 to 18.1%, 18.2 to 19.8%, 19.9 to 24.1%, and 24.2 to 34.2%.
The five largest urban areas (Huntington, Charleston, Morgantown, Wheeling, Weirton–Steubenville) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban compared to rural areas. Most of West Virginia is considered rural outside of the Charleston area. The highest rates of disability are in the south western counties near Virginia and Kentucky. Of the five cities, Morgantown, Wheeling, and Weirton are in counties with the lowest rates, while Charleston and Huntington are in counties with the second lowest rates.
In the upper corner there is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in West Virginia compare to other states. Overall, disability rates in West Virginia are in the highest category, and it is comparable to Puerto Rico.
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.