Community & Work Disparities
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Percentage of Total Population with Disabilities, 2016

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Percentage of Total Population with Disabilities Color coded map of the United States.  States have been grouped into four quartile ranges. The first quartile ranges from 9.6% to 11.2% and includes the states California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York & Utah.  The second quartile ranges from 11.3% to 12.5% and includes the states Alaska, Washington DC, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Texas, United States, Virginia & Wisconsin.  The third quartile ranges from 12.6% to 14.3% and includes the states Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington & Wyoming.  The fourth quartile ranges from 14.4% to 19.5% and includes the states Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee & West Virginia. Albuquerque 13.0Anchorage 10.6Asheville 12.3Austin 8.8Baltimore 15.3Baton Rouge 15.6Birmingham 17.0Boise 11.2Chicago 10.6Columbia 10.8Columbus 11.9Denver 9.4Detroit 20.0Fresno 13.0Gastonia 14.8Greensboro 9.9Houston 9.8Indianapolis 13.7Lansing 16.4Las Vegas 13.0Little Rock 12.4Memphis 13.7Milwaukee 14.0Milwaukee 14.0Minneapolis 10.9Missoula 11.7Montgomery 16.2Nashville 11.9New Orleans 13.7Oakland 12.6Phoenix 10.2Pittsburgh 13.6Portland 12.9Raleigh 8.5Richmond 15.5Riverside 9.9Sacramento 12.8Salt Lake City 10.5San Francisco 10.6Santa Barbara 9.9Seattle 9.4Spokane 15.8St. Petersburg 13.6Tacoma 15.0Tampa 12.4Tucson 15.0Tulsa 14.4Urban Honolulu CDP 11.1Washington 11.3
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Data source. 2016, American Community Survey (ACS), 5 year Estimates. Table S1810, disability characteristics.
Calculation. Total population with a disability divided by total population.

Percentage of Total Population with Disabilities by region

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Percentage of Total Population with Disabilities by Region. Click on a state to view city data, where available.
RegionPercentage with Disabilities
United States12.5%
Alaska11.3%
Alabama16.3%
Arkansas16.9%
Arizona12.6%
California10.6%
Colorado10.4%
Connecticut10.9%
District of Columbia11.3%
Delaware12.3%
Florida13.3%
Georgia12.3%
Hawaii11.2%
Iowa11.6%
Idaho13.0%
Illinois10.9%
Indiana13.6%
Percentage of Total Population with Disabilities by Region. Click on a state to view city data, where available.
RegionPercentage with Disabilities
Kansas12.5%
Kentucky17.2%
Louisiana15.0%
Massachusetts11.6%
Maryland10.7%
Maine15.9%
Michigan14.2%
Minnesota10.6%
Missouri14.4%
Mississippi16.4%
Montana13.5%
North Carolina13.7%
North Dakota10.8%
Nebraska11.2%
New Hampshire12.3%
New Jersey10.4%
New Mexico14.9%
Percentage of Total Population with Disabilities by Region. Click on a state to view city data, where available.
RegionPercentage with Disabilities
Nevada13.0%
New York11.2%
Ohio13.8%
Oklahoma15.7%
Oregon14.7%
Pennsylvania13.7%
Rhode Island13.1%
South Carolina14.6%
South Dakota12.3%
Tennessee15.4%
Texas11.6%
Utah9.6%
Virginia11.3%
Vermont14.0%
Washington12.8%
Wisconsin11.8%
West Virginia19.5%
Wyoming12.6%
Percentage of Total Population with DisabilitiesPercentage of Total Population with DisabilitiesA bar chart listed in descending orderDetroit    20.0Birmingham    17.0Lansing    16.4Montgomery    16.2Spokane    15.8Baton Rouge    15.6Richmond    15.5Baltimore    15.3Tacoma    15.0Tucson    15.0Gastonia    14.8Tulsa    14.4Milwaukee    14.0Memphis    13.7New Orleans    13.7Indianapolis    13.7Pittsburgh    13.6St. Petersburg    13.6Albuquerque    13.0Las Vegas    13.0Fresno    13.0Portland    12.9Sacramento    12.8Oakland    12.6United States    12.5Little Rock    12.4Tampa    12.4Asheville    12.3Columbus    11.9Nashville    11.9Missoula    11.7Washington    11.3Boise    11.2Urban Honolulu CDP    11.1Minneapolis    10.9Columbia    10.8Chicago    10.6San Francisco    10.6Anchorage    10.6Salt Lake City    10.5Phoenix    10.2Riverside    9.9Santa Barbara    9.9Greensboro    9.9Houston    9.8Seattle    9.4Denver    9.4Austin    8.8Raleigh    8.50%5%10%15%20%