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: Tennessee
This map of Tennessee shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 7.6 to 28.8%
The five largest urban areas (Memphis, Clarksville, Nashville-Davidson, Chattanooga, and Knoxville) 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 lowest rates of 7.6 to 16.6% are mainly found in the counties surrounding each of the five largest urban areas and tend to occur in clusters across the state. Uneven patterns of clusters of the other three categories can be observed across the state.
In the upper corner is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Tennessee compare to the rest of the country. Overall, general disability rates in Tennessee are in the second 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.