Community & Work Disparities
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Percentage of People with and without Disabilities Age 18 to 64 who Have Private Health Insurance, 2016

Private health insurance excludes health coverage from public sources such as Medicaid and Medicare. We divided data into two age groups: age 18 to 64 and age 65 and above. The data range (quartiles in the legends) for the two groups was combined across this map and the next map for easier comparison. The difference between people and people without disabilities in private insurance is strikingly different among the working age group. People with disabilities are far less likely to have private insurance use. This may be relevant to lower employment and economic status of people with disabilities. The trend shows that people with disabilities are more likely to have private health insurance when they are older, while private health coverage decreases for older people without disabilities. The latter may reflect the increase in Medicare use among the older population.

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With Disabilities Age 18 to 64 who Have Private Health Insurance This is the first of two color coded maps of the United States.  States have been grouped into four quartile ranges. The first quartile ranges from 23.9% to 42.9% and includes the states Arizona, Arkansas, California, Washington DC, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont & West Virginia.  The second quartile ranges from 43.0% to 54.7% and includes the states Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, United States, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin & Wyoming.  The third quartile ranges from 54.8% to 73.4% and includes the states Hawaii, North Dakota & Utah.  The fourth quartile ranges from 73.5% to 85.0%. There are no states in this quartile because the quartiles are shared between two maps. With Disabilities Age 18 to 64 who Have Private Health Insurance Albuquerque 40.3Anchorage 51.2Asheville 37.8Austin 50.5Baltimore 33.1Baton Rouge 40.0Birmingham 33.6Boise 49.1Chicago 34.0Columbia 42.8Columbus 36.5Denver 40.9Detroit 23.9Fresno 30.8Gastonia 38.3Greensboro 43.9Houston 35.0Indianapolis 37.9Lansing 33.7Las Vegas 43.4Little Rock 41.8Memphis 34.7Milwaukee 29.5Milwaukee 29.5Minneapolis 34.0Missoula 44.8Montgomery 40.6Nashville 42.9New Orleans 33.1Oakland 38.3Phoenix 37.4Pittsburgh 45.1Portland 42.5Raleigh 49.3Richmond 34.3Riverside 41.0Sacramento 38.8Salt Lake City 50.0San Francisco 45.6Santa Barbara 40.7Seattle 48.4Spokane 34.9St. Petersburg 36.8Tacoma 43.4Tampa 39.7Tucson 37.9Tulsa 38.6Urban Honolulu CDP 54.7Washington 35.2 Without Disabilities Age 18 to 64 who Have Private Health Insurance This is the second of two color coded maps of the United States.  States have been grouped into four quartile ranges. The first quartile ranges from 23.9% to 42.9%. There are no states in this quartile because the quartiles are shared between two maps.  The second quartile ranges from 43.0% to 54.7%. There are no states in this quartile because the quartiles are shared between two maps.  The third quartile ranges from 54.8% to 73.4% and includes the states Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas & West Virginia.  The fourth quartile ranges from 73.5% to 85.0% and includes the states Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington DC, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, United States, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin & Wyoming. Without Disabilities Age 18 to 64 who Have Private Health Insurance Albuquerque 40.3Anchorage 51.2Asheville 37.8Austin 50.5Baltimore 33.1Baton Rouge 40.0Birmingham 33.6Boise 49.1Chicago 34.0Columbia 42.8Columbus 36.5Denver 40.9Detroit 23.9Fresno 30.8Gastonia 38.3Greensboro 43.9Houston 35.0Indianapolis 37.9Lansing 33.7Las Vegas 43.4Little Rock 41.8Memphis 34.7Milwaukee 29.5Milwaukee 29.5Minneapolis 34.0Missoula 44.8Montgomery 40.6Nashville 42.9New Orleans 33.1Oakland 38.3Phoenix 37.4Pittsburgh 45.1Portland 42.5Raleigh 49.3Richmond 34.3Riverside 41.0Sacramento 38.8Salt Lake City 50.0San Francisco 45.6Santa Barbara 40.7Seattle 48.4Spokane 34.9St. Petersburg 36.8Tacoma 43.4Tampa 39.7Tucson 37.9Tulsa 38.6Urban Honolulu CDP 54.7Washington 35.2
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Data source. 2016, American Community Survey (ACS), 5 year Estimates. Table B18135, age by disability status by health insurance coverage status.
Calculation. Divided the number of people with/without disabilities age 18 to 64 with private health insurance by the total population of people with/without disabilities age 18 to 64

Percentage of People with and without Disabilities Age 18 to 64 who Have Private Health Insurance by region

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Percentage of People with and without Disabilities Age 18 to 64 who Have Private Health Insurance by Region. Click on a state to view city data, where available.
RegionWith a disabilityWithout a disability
United States44.3%73.7%
Alabama46.4%75.1%
Alaska46.4%71.5%
Arizona42.4%67.9%
Arkansas39.3%70.5%
California41.8%68.3%
Colorado49.5%76.1%
Connecticut47.0%78.1%
Delaware45.7%77.0%
District of Columbia35.2%77.3%
Florida40.9%67.4%
Georgia43.8%71.8%
Hawaii54.8%82.5%
Idaho47.5%75.3%
Illinois46.1%75.4%
Indiana45.3%76.8%
Iowa50.2%82.8%
Percentage of People with and without Disabilities Age 18 to 64 who Have Private Health Insurance by Region. Click on a state to view city data, where available.
RegionWith a disabilityWithout a disability
Kansas52.1%81.1%
Kentucky39.2%73.6%
Louisiana40.2%69.6%
Maine38.2%75.4%
Maryland53.2%79.6%
Massachusetts43.8%80.6%
Michigan44.1%76.3%
Minnesota48.0%81.9%
Mississippi36.6%68.6%
Missouri44.1%78.1%
Montana43.6%74.4%
Nebraska52.3%82.4%
Nevada46.4%70.4%
New Hampshire51.8%82.6%
New Jersey50.4%76.6%
New Mexico37.7%62.3%
New York43.8%71.8%
Percentage of People with and without Disabilities Age 18 to 64 who Have Private Health Insurance by Region. Click on a state to view city data, where available.
RegionWith a disabilityWithout a disability
North Carolina43.1%73.5%
North Dakota57.1%85.0%
Ohio41.9%77.1%
Oklahoma43.9%71.3%
Oregon43.9%73.1%
Pennsylvania46.8%80.5%
Rhode Island43.6%77.3%
South Carolina43.0%72.4%
South Dakota49.8%80.7%
Tennessee40.8%73.7%
Texas44.0%67.8%
Utah56.7%80.2%
Vermont42.4%76.3%
Virginia52.3%80.8%
Washington47.4%77.1%
West Virginia38.7%71.0%
Wisconsin47.9%81.0%
Wyoming53.2%78.2%