West Virginia 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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  • Map of West Virginia showing disability rates by county. See WV State Profile page for full text description.

2017

People with Disabilities: West Virginia

Map of West Virginia showing disability rates by county. See WV State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of West Virginia shows general rates of disability by county. Disability rates are broken into four levels: 12.0 to 18.1%, 18.2 to 19.8%, 19.9 to 24.1%, and 24.2 to 34.2%.

The five largest urban areas (Huntington, Charleston, Morgantown, Wheeling, Weirton–Steubenville) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban compared to rural areas. Most of West Virginia is considered rural outside of the Charleston area. The highest rates of disability are in the south western counties near Virginia and Kentucky. Of the five cities, Morgantown, Wheeling, and Weirton are in counties with the lowest rates, while Charleston and Huntington are in counties with the second lowest rates.

In the upper corner there is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in West Virginia compare to other states. Overall, disability rates in West Virginia are in the highest category, and it is comparable to Puerto Rico.

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 West Virginia showing rates of people with vision difficulty by county. See WV State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of West Virginia shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.9% to 9.5%.

The five largest urban areas (Charleston, Huntington, Wheeling, Morgantown, and Weirton–Steubenville) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Counties in the south have higher rates, along with a few central counties, of 5.2 to 9.5%.

Morgantown is in a county with the lowest rate, 1.9 to 3.2%, Wheeling and Charleston the second lowest, 3.3 to 3.9%, and Huntington and Weirton—Steubenville the second highest, 4.0 to 5.1%.

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 Hearing Difficulty

Map of West Virginia showing rates of people with hearing difficulty by county. See WV State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of West Virginia shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 3.2 to 12.7%.

The five largest urban areas (Charleston, Huntington, Wheeling, Morgantown, and Weirton–Steubenville) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Counties in the south have higher rates, along with a few central counties, of 8.7 to 12.7%.

All cities have the lowest rate of 3.2 to 5.6%, except Weirton—Steubenville with the second lowest of 5.7 to 6.8%.

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 West Virginia showing rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. See WV State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of West Virginia shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 4.3 to 15.3%

The five largest urban areas (Charleston, Huntington, Wheeling, Morgantown, and Weirton–Steubenville) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Wheeling and Morgantown are in counties with the lowest rate, 4.3 to 6.3%. Charleston, Huntington, and Weirton—Steubenville are in counties with the second lowest rate, 6.4 to 8.0%.

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 West Virginia showing rates of people with mobility difficulty by county. See WV State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of West Virginia shows rates of people with mobility difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 6.0 to 22.3%.

Counties in the south have higher rates, along with one central and northern county, of 15.6 to 22.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Charleston, Huntington, Wheeling, Morgantown, and Weirton–Steubenville) 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. Morgantown, Wheeling, and Weirton—Steubenville are in counties with the lowest rate, 6.0 to 10.6%, while Charleston and Huntington are in counties with the second lowest rate of 10.7 to 12.0%.

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 West Virginia showing rates of people with self care difficulty by county. See WV State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of West Virginia shows rates of people with self-care difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.1 to 3.6%.

High rates are spread across the state, with some in the south, some north-central, and some in the northeast.

The five largest urban areas (Charleston, Huntington, Wheeling, Morgantown, and Weirton–Steubenville) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Wheeling and Morgantown are in counties with the lowest rate, 2.1 to 3.6%, with Weirton—Steubenville, Huntington, and Charlestown in counties with the second-lowest rate 3.7 to 4.4%.

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.



People with Independent Living (IL) Difficulty

Map of West Virginia showing rates of people with IL difficulty. See WV State Profile page for full text description.
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This map of the state of West Virginia shows rates of independent living (IL) difficulty for people 18 years of age and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 5.0 to 14.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Charleston, Huntington, Wheeling, Morgantown, and Weirton–Steubenville) 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. None of these five cities are in counties with the top rate, but the rates are mixed throughout the state. High rates are spread across the state, with some in the south, central, north-central, and northeast.

Morgantown, Wheeling, and Weirton—Steubenville are in counties with the lowest rate of 5.0 to 7.5%. Charleston and Huntington are in counties with the second lowest rate of 7.6 to 9.4%.

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.




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