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: Texas
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.