Louisiana 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: Louisiana

Map of Louisiana showing rates of people with disability by county. See page for full text description.
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This map of Louisiana shows general rates of disability across the state at the parish level. Disability rates are broken into four categories from 10.5 to 23.2%.

The five largest urban areas (Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houma, and New Orleans) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, most parishes have higher rates of disability, in the highest category of 18.6 to 23.2% or 15.7 to 18.5%. While many rural parishes also have high disability rates, this is not true overall. Rural parishes in the northeastern corner of the state have low rates (10.5 to 13.6%) of disability, while some urban areas, such as around Houma, are in areas of higher disability (15.7 to 18.5% and 13.7 to 15.6%). However, other than Houma, each major urban area does have at least one nearby parish with low rates (10.5 to 13.6%). 

In the upper corner is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Louisiana compare to the rest of the country. Overall, general disability rates in Louisiana are in the second-lowest category compared to the rest of the U.S.

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

Map produced October 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

Map of Louisiana showing rates of people with vision difficulty by county. See Louisiana State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Louisiana shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by parish. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.5 to 6.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houma, and New Orleans) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Lafayette and New Orleans are in parishes with the lowest rate of 1.5 to 2.6%. Houma and Shreveport are in parishes with the second-lowest rate of 2.7 to 3.5%. Baton Rouge is in a parish with the second-highest rate of 3.6 to 4.6%.

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

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





People with Hearing Difficulty

Map of Louisiana showing rates of people with hearing difficulty by county. See Louisiana State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Louisiana shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by parish. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.5 to 7.7%.

The five largest urban areas (Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houma, and New Orleans) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette are in parishes with the lowest rate of 2.5 to 3.4%. Houma and Shreveport are in parishes with the second-lowest rate of 3.5 to 4.3%.

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

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





People with Cognitive Difficulty

Map of Louisiana showing rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. See Louisiana State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Louisiana shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by parish. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.7 to 11.2%.

The five largest urban areas (Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houma, and New Orleans) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Lafayette and Baton Rouge are in parishes with the lowest rate of 2.7 to 5.4%. Houma, New Orleans, and Shreveport are in parishes with the second-lowest rate of 5.5 to 6.3%.

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

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





People with Mobility Difficulty

Map of Louisiana showing rates of people with mobility difficulty by county. See Louisiana State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Louisiana shows rates of people with mobility difficulty for all ages by parish. Rates are broken into four categories from 5.6 to 14.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houma, and New Orleans) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates of people with mobility difficulty in urban compared to rural areas. 

Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans are in parishes with the lowest rate of 5.6 to 8.0%. Houma is in a parish with the second-lowest rate of 8.1 to 9.2%. Shreveport is in a parish with the second-highest rate of 10.6 to 14.1%.

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

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





People with Self Care Difficulty

Map of Louisiana showing rates of people with self care difficulty by county. See Louisiana State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Louisiana shows rates of people with self-care difficulty by parish. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.1 to 6.4%.

The five largest urban areas (Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houma, and New Orleans) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans are in parishes with the lowest rate of 2.1 to 3.0%. Houma and Shreveport are in parishes with the second-lowest rate of 3.1 to 3.5%.

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

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





People with Independent Living (IL) Difficulty

Map of Louisiana showing rates of people with IL difficulty by county. See Louisiana State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of Louisiana shows rates of independent living (IL) difficulty for people 18 years of age and older by parish. Rates are broken into four categories from 4.5 to 12.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houma, and New Orleans) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates of people with independent living difficulty in urban compared to rural areas.

Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans are in parishes with the lowest rate of 4.5 to 6.2%. Houma is in a parish with the second-lowest rate of 6.3 to 7.3%. Shreveport is in a parish with the second-highest rate of 7.4 to 8.4%.

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

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






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.