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: Maryland
This map of Maryland shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 7.4 to 10.6%.
The five largest urban areas (Hagerstown, Frederick, Waldorf, Baltimore, and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North) are labeled 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 along the western edge of the state (bordering West Virginia), and along the eastern edge with New York. Disability rates are highest (15.1 to 18.4%) along the western edge, and mostly in the 11.7 to 15.0% range in the eastern 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 Maryland compare to the rest of the United States. Overall, general disability rates in Maryland are in the lowest category: there is a low disability rate in Maryland.
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.