Colorado 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.


  • Map of Colorado showing general disability rate by county. See page for full text description.

2017

People with Disabilities: Colorado

Map of Colorado showing general disability rate by county. See page for full text description.
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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.


Maps of Disability by Sex

People with Disabilities – Female

Map of Colorado showing rates of females with disabilities by county. See Colorado State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of Colorado shows disability rates among females by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 4.4 to 9.3%, 9.4 to 12.7%, 12.8 to 16.6%, and 16.7 to 30.2%.

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, rates are somewhat varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates of disability in rural counties compared to urban ones. Of the five largest cities, only Pueblo is located in a county with the highest rates, of 16.7 to 30.2%. Grand Junction is in a county with the second highest-rate, of 12.8 to 16.6%. Colorado Springs, Denver, and Fort Collins are all in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 9.4 to 9.3%.

There is a large pocket of high rates in the rural counties surrounding Pueblo. The counties with the lowest rate, of 4.4 to 9.3%, can be found just south of Denver (between Denver and Colorado Springs) and in a strip running from the northern border of the state just west of Fort Collins south almost to the southern border, a strip which includes mostly rural counties.

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

Map of Colorado showing disability rates among males by county. See Colorado State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of Colorado shows disability rates among males by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 4.2 to 9.2%, 9.3 to 13.7%, 13.8 to 20.1%, and 20.2 to 30.5%.

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, rates are somewhat varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates of disability in rural counties compared to urban ones. Of the five largest cities, only Pueblo is located in a county with the highest rates, of 20.2 to 30.5%. Grand Junction is in a county with the second highest-rate, of 12.8 to 20.1%. Colorado Springs and Fort Collins are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 9.3 to 13.7%, and Denver is in a county with the lowest rate, of 4.2 to 9.2%.

There is a large pocket of high rates in the rural counties surrounding and south of Pueblo. The counties with the lowest rate, of 4.2 to 9.2%, can be found just south of Denver (between Denver and Colorado Springs) and in a strip running from the northern border of the state just west of Fort Collins south to Gunnison county, a strip which includes mostly rural counties.

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

Map of Colorado showing rates of people with vision difficulty by county. See Colorado State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Colorado shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 0.4 to 1.6%, 1.7 to 2.5%, 2.6 to 3.5%, and 3.6 to 9.0%.

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. Pueblo and Grand Junction are located in counties with the second-highest rate, of 2.6 to 3.5%. Fort Collins, Denver, and Colorado Springs are all in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 1.7 to 2.5%. Overall, rates are somewhat varied across the state, with higher rates in the southern half of the state and lower ones in the northern half. Most of the rural counties have higher rates than the urban ones.

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

Map of Colorado showing rates of hearing difficulty by county. See Colorado State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Colorado shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 1.3 to 3.4%, 3.5 to 5.2%, 5.3 to 7.0%, and 7.1 to 13.5%.  

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. Pueblo is located in a county with the second-highest rate, of 5.3 to 7.0%. Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins are in counties with the second lowest-rate, of 3.5 to 5.2%. Denver is in a county with the lowest rate, of 1.3 to 3.4%.

Overall, rates are somewhat varied across the state, with a pocket of the highest rates in the Southern commissioners district. The lowest rates are primarily in the counties of the Mountain district.

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

Map of Colorado showing rates of people with cognitive difficulty. See Colorado State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Colorado shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 1.0 to 3.2%, 3.3 to 4.9%, 5.0 to 6.4%, and 6.5 to 16.4%.

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. Pueblo is located in a county with the highest rate, of 6.5 to 16.4%. Grand Junction and Colorado Springs are in counties with the second-highest rate, of 3.3 to 4.9%. Denver and Fort Collins are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 3.3 to 4.9%.

Counties with the lowest rates tend to be in the north-western corner of the state, and counties with the highest rates tend to be in the south-eastern corner. In the rest of the state, rates tend to be varied.

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

Map of Colorado showing rates of mobility difficulty by county. See Colorado State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Colorado shows rates of people with mobility difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 0.9 to 4.7%, 4.8 to 6.8%, 6.9 to 10.2%, and 10.3 to 20.7%.   

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. Pueblo is located in a county with the highest rate, of 10.3 to 20.7%. Grand Junction is in a county with the second-highest rate, of 6.9 to 10.2%. Colorado Springs and Denver are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 4.8 to 6.8%, and Fort Collins is in a county with the lowest rate, of 0.9 to 4.7%. Counties with the lowest rates tend to be in the north-western corner of the state, and counties with the highest rates tend to be in the south-eastern corner. In the rest of the state, rates tend to be varied.

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

Map of Colorado showing rates of people with self care difficulty by county. See Colorado State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Colorado shows rates of people with self care difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 0.3 to 1.5%, 1.6 to 2.1%, 2.2 to 3.4%, and 3.5 to 4.8%.    

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. Pueblo is located in a county with the highest rate, of 3.5 to 4.8%. Grand Junction is in a county with the second-highest rate, of 2.2 to 3.4%. Colorado Springs and Denver are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 1.6 to 2.1%, and Fort Collins is in a county with the lowest rate, of 0.3 to 1.5%. Counties with the lowest rates tend to be in the north-western corner of the state, and counties with the highest rates tend to be in the south-eastern corner. In the rest of the state, rates tend to be varied.

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

Map of Colorado showing rates of people with IL difficulty. See CO State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Colorado shows rates of people with Independent Living difficulty for ages 18 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 1.5 to 3.5%, 3.6 to 4.5%, 4.6 to 6.7%, and 6.8 to 17.4%.

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. Pueblo is located in a county with the highest rate, of 6.8 to 17.4%. Grand Junction and Colorado Springs are in counties with the second-highest rate, of 4.6 to 6.7%. Denver is in a county with the second-lowest rate, of 3.6 to 4.5%, and Fort Collins is in a county with the lowest rate, of 1.5 to 3.5%.

Overall, rates are somewhat varied across the state, with higher rates in the south-eastern part of the state south of Pueblo. There tend to be lower rates in the northern half of the state, and higher ones in the lower half.

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

Map of Colorado showing rates of veterans with disabilities by county. See Colorado State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Colorado shows rates of veterans with disabilities for ages 18 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 8.6 to 24.5%, 24.6 to 30.1%, 30.2 to 41.7%, and 41.8 to 62.5%.

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, rates are somewhat varied across the state. There tend to be lower rates in the northern half of the state, and higher ones in the lower half.

Grand Junction and Pueblo are located in counties with the highest rate, of 41.8 to 62.5%. Fort Collins and Denver are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 24.6 to 30.1%, and Colorado Springs is in a county with the lowest rate, of 8.6 to 24.5%.

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

Map of Colorado showing rates of people with disabilities in poverty. See Colorado State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Colorado shows poverty rates among people with disabilities ages 18 and older. Rates are broken into four categories: 2.0 to 13.1%, 13.2 to 16.8%, 16.9 to 22.9%, and 23.0 to 34.5%.

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. Rates are varied across the state. Pueblo, Denver, and Grand Junction are in counties with the highest rate, of 23.0 to 34.5%. Colorado Springs and Fort Collins are in counties with the second-highest rate, of 16.9 to 22.9%.

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

Map of Colorado showing rates of people with disabilities who are employed. See Colorado State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Colorado shows employment rates among people with disabilities (ages 18 to 64). Rates are broken into four categories: 10.3 to 29.1%, 29.2 to 39.9%, 40.0 to 46.8%, and 46.9 to 75.7%.

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. Rates are varied across the state. Pueblo is in a county with the lowest rate, of 10.3 to 29.1%. Grand Junction is in a county with the second-lowest rate, of 29.2 to 39.9%. Fort Collins, Denver, and Colorado Springs are all in counties with the second-highest rate, of 40.0 to 46.8%.

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

Map of Colorado showing rates of people with disabilities who are unemployed. See Colorado State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Colorado shows unemployment rates among people with disabilities (ages 18 to 64). Rates are broken into four categories: 0.0 to 3.7%, 3.8 to 5.3%, 5.4 to 6.9%, and 7.0 to 30.8%. 

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. Rates are varied across the state. Pueblo and Fort Collins are in counties with the highest rate, of 7.0 to 30.8%. Grand Junction and Colorado Springs are in counties with the second-highest rate, of 5.4 to 6.9%, and Denver is in a county with the lowest rate, of 0.0 to 3.7%.

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

Map of Colorado showing rates of people with disabilities who are out of the labor force. See Colorado State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Colorado shows rates of people with disabilities out of the labor force (ages 18 to 64) by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 10.0 to 14.5%, 14.6 to 18.1%, 18.2 to 21.21%, and 21.2 to 32.8%.

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, rates are somewhat varied across the state. There tend to be lower rates in the northern half of the state, and higher ones in the lower half.

Grand Junction, Pueblo, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs are located in counties with the second-highest rate, of 182 to 21.1%. Denver is in a county with the second-lowest rate, of 14.6 to 18.1%.

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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