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Demography, Population, and Ecology | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
This map of the United States is part of the Disability in America Map Series and shows general rates of disability by county. Disability rates are broken into five levels: 4.5-11.6%, 11.61-15%, 15.01-18.7%, 18.71-23.6% and 23.61-36.8%. Rates tend to be highest (23.61-36.8%) in the Southeastern United States (particularly in Appalachia), and lowest (4.5-11.6%) in the Northern Great Plains and Rocky Mountain West. These regions are all very rural regions of the United States.
To browse the data this map was created with, use our Disability Counts Data Finder tool. The data used to make this map came from the American Community Survey.
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The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
Our research is supported by grant # 90RTC50250100 from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research within the Administration on Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents and opinions expressed reflect those of the author(s), are not necessarily those of the funding agency, and should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.
The Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities. (2017). Disability Rates across America (2015). [Map]. Missoula, MT: The University of Montana Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities.