California 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.


  • This map of California shows general disability rates by county. See page for full text description.

2017

People with Disabilities: California

This map of California shows general disability rates by county. See page for full text description.
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This map of the state of California shows general rates of disability by county. Disability rates are broken into four categories: 7.3 to 12.8%, 12.9 to 15.5%, 15.6 to 18.8%, and 18.9 to 34.2%. The highest rates are in northern California (north of Sacramento), and in a few counties east of San Jose. Rates are highest in rural counties, and lowest in urban areas.

There is an inset map of the United States in the upper right corner showing how overall general disability rates in California compare to other states. Overall, California has low rates of disability compared to other states.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced July 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.








Maps of Disability by Sex

People with Disabilities – Female: California

Map of California showing rates of females with disabilities. See California State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of California shows disability rate among females by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 5.6 to 10.8%, 10.9 to 13.1%, 13.2 to 16.6%, and 16.7 to 24.1%.

Overall, there are higher rates of females with disabilities in northern and central counties. Five urban areas (Sacramento, San Jose, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall, there are higher rates in rural counties than urban ones, and all of the counties with the highest rates, of 16.7 to 24.1%, are in the northern half or east-central parts of the state. Of the five cities, San Jose, Los Angeles and San Diego are in counties with the lowest rate, and Riverside and Sacramento are in counties with the second lowest.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

For information on how biological sex is used and defined in the ACS, see “American Community Survey and Puerto Rico Community Survey 2017 Subject Definitions” page 125.

Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.



People with Disabilities – Male: California

Map of California showing rates of males with disabilities by county. See California State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of California shows disability rate among males by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 7.4 to 10.3%, 10.4 to 12.4%, 12.5 to 18.2%, and 18.3 to 26.2%.

Overall, there are higher rates of males with disabilities in northern and central counties. Five urban areas (Sacramento, San Jose, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall, there are higher rates in rural counties than urban ones, and all of the counties with the highest rates, of 18.3 to 26.2%, are in the northern half or east-central parts of the state. Of the five cities, San Jose, Los Angeles and San Diego are in counties with the lowest rate, and Riverside and Sacramento are in counties with the second lowest.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

For information on how biological sex is used and defined in the ACS, see “American Community Survey and Puerto Rico Community Survey 2017 Subject Definitions” page 125.

Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.




Disability Rates by Functional Limitation

People with Vision Difficulty: California

Map of California showing rates of people with vision difficulty by county. See California State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of California shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 0.3 to 0.6%, 0.7 to 0.8%, 0.9 to 1.0%, and 1.1 to 2.2%.

Five urban areas (Sacramento, San Jose, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall the northern counties have the highest rates, but a few counties in the central, eastern and south-eastern part of the state are in the highest bracket as well. Of the five cities, San Jose and San Diego are in counties with the lowest rate, Los Angeles and Riverside the second lowest, and Sacramento the second highest.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.





People with Hearing Difficulty: California

Map of California showing rates of people with hearing difficulty by county. See California State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of California shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 0.5 to 1.4%, 1.5 to 1.6%, 1.7 to 2.0%, and 2.1 to 2.7%.

Five urban areas (Sacramento, San Jose, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall the northern counties have the highest rates, but a few counties in the central, eastern and south-eastern part of the state are in the highest bracket as well. Of the five cities, Riverside and San Jose are in counties with the second-lowest rate, and Los Angeles, San Diego and Sacramento are in counties with the second-highest rate.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.





People with Cognitive Difficulty: California

Map of California showing rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. See California State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of California shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 1.3 to 1.9%, 2.0 to 2.5%, 2.6 to 3.0%, and 3.1 to 4.8%.

Five urban areas (Sacramento, San Jose, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall northern and a few central counties have the highest rates. Of the five cities, San Jose and San Diego are in counties with the lowest rate, while Los Angeles, Riverside, and Sacramento in counties with the second lowest rate.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.





People with Mobility Difficulty: California

Map of California showing rates of people with mobility difficulty by county. See California State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of California shows rates of people with mobility difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 2.3 to 3.1%, 3.2 to 3.9%, 4.0 to 5.6%, and 5.7 to 12.0%.

Five urban areas (Sacramento, San Jose, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall northern and a few central counties have the highest rates. Of the five cities, San Jose, Los Angeles and San Diego are in counties with the lowest rate, while Sacramento and Riverside are in counties with the second lowest rate.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.





People with Self Care Difficulty: California

Map of California showing rates of people with self care difficulty by county. See California State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of California shows rates of people with self care difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 1.8 to 3.9%, 4.0 to 4.8%, 4.9 to 5.8%, and 5.9 to 10.3%. 

Five urban areas (Sacramento, San Jose, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall northern and a few central counties have the highest rates. Of the five cities, San Jose and Los Angeles are in counties with the lowest rate, Riverside and San Diego are in counties with the second-lowest rate, and Sacramento is in a county with the second-highest rate.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.





People with Independent Living (IL) Difficulty: California

Map of California showing rates of people with IL difficulty by county. See California State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of California shows rates of independent living (IL) difficulty for people 18 years of age and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 2.4 to 5.4%, 5.5 to 6.8%, 6.9 to 9.2%, and 9.3 to 13.4%.

Five urban areas (Sacramento, San Jose, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall northern and a few central counties have the highest rates. Of the five cities, San Jose, Los Angeles and San Diego are in counties with the lowest rate, and Riverside and Sacramento are in counties with the second-lowest rate.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.






Veterans

Veterans with Disabilities: California

Map of California showing rates of veterans with disabilities by county. See California State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of California shows rates of disability among veterans aged 18 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 8.8 to 27.7%, 27.8 to 30.0%, 30.1 to 36.6%, and 36.7 to 49.3%.  

Five urban areas (Sacramento, San Jose, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall northern and a few central counties have the highest rates. Of the five cities, San Jose and San Diego are in counties with the lowest rate, and Sacramento, Riverside and Los Angeles are in counties with the second-lowest rate.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.






Poverty

People with Disabilities in Poverty: California

Map of California showing rates of people with disabilities in poverty by county. See California State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of California shows poverty rates among people with disabilities of all ages by county. Poverty rates are broken into four categories: 9.8 to 16.4%, 16.5 to 21.0%, 21.1 to 24.6%, and 24.7 to 42.7%.

Five urban areas (Sacramento, San Jose, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall the northern counties have the highest rates, but a few counties in the central and south-eastern part of the state are in the highest bracket as well. Of the five cities, San Jose is in a county with the lowest rate, Riverside and San Diego are in counties with the second-lowest rate, and Los Angeles and Sacramento are in counties with the second-highest rate.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.






Employment

People Employed with a Disability: California

Map of California showing people employed with a disability by county. See California State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of California shows employment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories: 10.8 to 28.1%, 28.2 to 32.6%, 32.7 to 37.8%, and 37.9 to 48.6%.

Five urban areas (Sacramento, San Jose, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall the counties are mixed, with scattered northern, western and south-western counties having the highest rates. Of the five cities, San Jose is in a county with the highest rate, Los Angeles and San Diego are in counties with the second-highest rate, and Riverside and Sacramento are in counties with the second-lowest rate.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.





People Unemployed with a Disability: California

Map of California showing people unemployed with a disability by county. See California State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of California shows unemployment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories: 1.2 to 5.3%, 5.4 to 6.2%, 6.3 to 7.3% and 7.4 to 13.4%.

Five urban areas (Sacramento, San Jose, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall the counties are mixed, with some central, eastern, northern and south-eastern counties having the highest rates . Of the five cities, San Jose and Los Angeles are in counties with the second-lowest rate, Riverside and San Diego are in counties with the second-highest rate, and Sacramento is in a county with the highest rate.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.





Out of the Labor Force with a Disability: California

Map of California showing people out of the labor force with a disability. See California State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of California shows out of labor force rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories: 47.9 to 56.5%, 56.6 to 60.4%, 60.5 to 65.4%, and 65.5 to 87.6%.

Five urban areas (Sacramento, San Jose, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall northern, central and south-eastern counties have the highest rates . Of the five cities, San Jose is in a county with the lowest rate, Los Angeles and San Diego are in counties with the second-lowest rate, and Sacramento and Riverside are in counties with the second-highest rate.

To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.






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These maps are part of RTC:Rural’s State Profile Map Series, which is part of Disability Counts.