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Demographics

Disability

The dashboard below shows the percentage of each county’s population with disability in a broad spectrum of capabilities and care requirements. For all counties, the majority of the population with disabilities have ambulatory difficulty which prevents or impedes walking.


Data Notes
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Disability:  A long-lasting physical, mental, or emotional condition. This condition can make it difficult for a person to do activities such as walking, climbing stairs, dressing, bathing, learning, or remembering. This condition can also impede a person from being able to go outside the home alone or to work at a job or business.

  • Hearing Difficulty:  Deaf or having serious difficulty hearing (DEAR).
  • Vision Difficulty:  Blind or having serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses (DEYE).
  • Cognitive Difficulty:  Because of a physical, mental, or emotional problem, having difficulty remembering, concentrating, or making decisions (DREM).
  • Ambulatory Difficulty:  Having serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs (DPHY).
  • Self-Care Difficulty:  Having difficulty bathing or dressing (DDRS).
  • Independent Living Difficulty:  Because of a physical, mental, or emotional problem, having difficulty doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor’s office or shopping (DOUT).
Data Source U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Last Updated May 2024