Texas 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: Texas

Map of Texas showing disability rates by county. See page for full text description.
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This map of Texas shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 3.8 to 34.2%.

The five largest urban areas (El Paso, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, and Houston) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. In general, counties with the highest disability rates (18.9 to 34.2%) tend to be rural. Lower rates, of 3.8 to 12.8% and 12.9 to 15.5%, are found around each of the largest urban areas. However, disability rates are fairly scattered across the state, though there are pockets of both highest and lowest rates. There are high rates (18.9 to 34.2%) in the rural counties surrounding El Paso, and a large pocket of the lowest rate (3.8 to 12.8%) just south of the Texas Panhandle region.    

In the upper corner of the map is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Texas compare to the rest of the United States. At the state level, disability rates in Texas 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

People with Hearing Difficulty

People with Cognitive Difficulty

People with Mobility Difficulty

People with Self Care Difficulty

People with Independent Living (IL) Difficulty


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.