Maryland 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: Maryland

Map of Maryland showing disability rates by county. See page for full text description.
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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.






Maps of Disability by Sex

People with Disabilities – Female

People with Disabilities – Male


Disability Rates by Functional Limitation

People with Vision Difficulty

Map of Maryland showing rates of vision difficulty. See Maryland State Profile page for text description.
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This map of the state of Maryland shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.2 to 3.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Hagerstown, Frederick, Waldorf, Baltimore, and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North and Waldorf are in counties with the lowest rate of 1.2 to 1.5%. Baltimore and Frederick are in counties with the second-highest rate of 2.0 to 2.5%. Hagerstown is in a county with the highest rate of 2.6 to 3.0%.

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

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





People with Hearing Difficulty

Map of Maryland showing rates of hearing difficulty. See Maryland State Profile page for text description.
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This map of the state of Maryland shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.8 to 5.4%.

 The five largest urban areas (Hagerstown, Frederick, Waldorf, Baltimore, and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North, Baltimore and Waldorf are in counties with the lowest rate of 1.8 to 3.0%. Frederick is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 3.1 to 3.6%. Hagerstown is in a county with the highest rate of 4.3 to 5.4%.

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

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





People with Cognitive Difficulty

Map of Maryland showing rates of cognitive difficulty. See Maryland State Profile page for text description.
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This map of the state of Maryland shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.9 to 8.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Hagerstown, Frederick, Waldorf, Baltimore, and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Frederick and Waldorf are in counties with the lowest rate of 2.9 to 4.1%. Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North and Baltimore are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 4.2 to 4.5%. Hagerstown is in a county with the highest rate of 6.1 to 8.0%.

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

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





People with Mobility Difficulty

Map of Maryland showing rates of mobility difficulty. See Maryland State Profile page for text description.
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This map of the state of Maryland shows rates of people with mobility difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 3.7 to 10.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Hagerstown, Frederick, Waldorf, Baltimore, and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North) 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.

Frederick and Waldorf are in counties with the lowest rate of 3.7 to 5.4%. Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 5.5 to 6.5%. Baltimore and Hagerstown are in counties with the second-highest rate of 6.6 to 8.8%.

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

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





People with Self Care Difficulty

Map of Maryland showing rates of self care difficulty. See Maryland State Profile page for text description.
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This map of the state of Maryland shows rates of people with self-care difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.7 to 3.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Hagerstown, Frederick, Waldorf, Baltimore, and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Frederick and Waldorf are in counties with the lowest rate of 1.7 to 2.0%. Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 2.1 to 2.4%. Baltimore is in a county with the second-highest rate of 2.5 to 2.8%. Hagerstown is in a county with the highest rate of 2.9 to 3.8%.

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

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





People with Independent Living (IL) Difficulty

Map of Maryland showing rates of IL difficulty. See Maryland State Profile page for text description.
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This map of the state of Maryland shows rates of independent living (IL) difficulty for people 18 years of age and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 3.2 to 7.7%.

The five largest urban areas (Hagerstown, Frederick, Waldorf, Baltimore, and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North) 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.

Frederick is in a county with the lowest rate of 3.2 to 4.4%. Waldorf is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 4.5 to 4.8%. Baltimore and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North are in counties with the second-highest rate of 4.9 to 6.3%. Hagerstown is in a county with the highest rate of 6.4 to 7.7%.

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

Map produced June 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.