Puerto Rico Territory 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.



People with Disabilities: Puerto Rico

Map of Puerto Rico showing rates of disability at the municipality level. Full text description on page.

This map of Puerto Rico shows general rates of disability at the municipality level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 7.0 to 17.4%.

Most of Puerto Rico is considered urban, and overall there are high rates of disability across Puerto Rico. The highest rates (25.4 to 34.2%) are in the middle of the territory, near San Juan, and along the eastern coast. The lowest rates (7.0 to 17.4%) tend to be found along the coasts.  

In the upper corner of the map is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Puerto Rico compare to the rest of the United States. Overall, general disability rates in Puerto Rico are higher than most other states, similar to rates of disability in West Virginia.

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

People with Hearing Difficulty

People with Cognitive Difficulty

People with Mobility Difficulty

People with Self Care Difficulty

People with Independent Living (IL) Difficulty


Veterans with Disabilities


People with Disabilities in Poverty


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.