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: Colorado
This map of Colorado shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 4.5 to 34.2%.
The five largest cities (Fort Collins, Denver, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, there are higher rates of disability in rural counties than urban ones. Of the five largest cities, only Pueblo is located in a county with the highest disability rate, of 18.9 to 34.2%. Higher rates occur in the southern part of the state, while most counties with the lowest rates of disability (4.5 to 12.8%) are in the northern part of the state.
In the upper corner of the map is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Colorado compare to the rest of the United States. Overall, general disability rates in Colorado are 12.8 to 14.6%, which is the second-lowest category.
To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.
Map produced August 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.