Colorado State Profile

The maps on this page explore the American Community Survey 5-year data (Table S1810) on disability by county.

The ACS does not directly measure disability. Instead, it uses a set of disability indicator questions related to difficulty and functional impairment to identify individuals who may experience a disability. If a respondent can answer “yes” to any disability question they are classified as having a disability.

 

Disability Rates: Colorado

map of CO showing disability rate by county. Text description on page.

This map of Colorado shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 4.5 to 34.2%.

The five largest cities (Fort Collins, Denver, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, there are higher rates of disability in rural counties than urban ones. Of the five largest cities, only Pueblo is located in a county with the highest disability rate, of 18.9 to 34.2%. Higher rates occur in the southern part of the state, while most counties with the lowest rates of disability (4.5 to 12.8%) are in the northern part of the state.

In the upper corner of the map is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Colorado compare to the rest of the United States. Overall, general disability rates in Colorado are 12.8 to 14.6%, which is the second-lowest category.

Map produced August 2019 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


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Map of CO showing rates of females with disability. Text description on page.

This map of Colorado shows disability rates among females by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 4.4 to 9.3%, 9.4 to 12.7%, 12.8 to 16.6%, and 16.7 to 30.2%.

The five largest cities (Fort Collins, Denver, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are somewhat varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates of disability in rural counties compared to urban ones. Of the five largest cities, only Pueblo is located in a county with the highest rates, of 16.7 to 30.2%. Grand Junction is in a county with the second highest-rate, of 12.8 to 16.6%. Colorado Springs, Denver, and Fort Collins are all in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 9.4 to 9.3%.

There is a large pocket of high rates in the rural counties surrounding Pueblo. The counties with the lowest rate, of 4.4 to 9.3%, can be found just south of Denver (between Denver and Colorado Springs) and in a strip running from the northern border of the state just west of Fort Collins south almost to the southern border, a strip which includes mostly rural counties.

Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data. 

 


 Map of CO showing rates of disability among males. Text description on page. This map of Colorado shows disability rates among males by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 4.2 to 9.2%, 9.3 to 13.7%, 13.8 to 20.1%, and 20.2 to 30.5%.

The five largest cities (Fort Collins, Denver, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are somewhat varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates of disability in rural counties compared to urban ones. Of the five largest cities, only Pueblo is located in a county with the highest rates, of 20.2 to 30.5%. Grand Junction is in a county with the second highest-rate, of 12.8 to 20.1%. Colorado Springs and Fort Collins are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 9.3 to 13.7%, and Denver is in a county with the lowest rate, of 4.2 to 9.2%.

There is a large pocket of high rates in the rural counties surrounding and south of Pueblo. The counties with the lowest rate, of 4.2 to 9.2%, can be found just south of Denver (between Denver and Colorado Springs) and in a strip running from the northern border of the state just west of Fort Collins south to Gunnison county, a strip which includes mostly rural counties.

Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


 Map of CO showing rates of veterans with disability. Text description on page.This map of the state of Colorado shows rates of veterans with disabilities for ages 18 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 8.6 to 24.5%, 24.6 to 30.1%, 30.2 to 41.7%, and 41.8 to 62.5%.

The five largest cities (Fort Collins, Denver, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are somewhat varied across the state. There tend to be lower rates in the northern half of the state, and higher ones in the lower half.

Grand Junction and Pueblo are located in counties with the highest rate, of 41.8 to 62.5%. Fort Collins and Denver are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 24.6 to 30.1%, and Colorado Springs is in a county with the lowest rate, of 8.6 to 24.5%.

 Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


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Map of CO showing rates of people with disabilities in poverty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Colorado shows poverty rates among people with disabilities ages 18 and older. Rates are broken into four categories: 2.0 to 13.1%, 13.2 to 16.8%, 16.9 to 22.9%, and 23.0 to 34.5%.

The five largest cities (Fort Collins, Denver, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Rates are varied across the state. Pueblo, Denver, and Grand Junction are in counties with the highest rate, of 23.0 to 34.5%. Colorado Springs and Fort Collins are in counties with the second-highest rate, of 16.9 to 22.9%.

Poverty rates for people with disabilities tend to be higher in rural counties than in urban ones.

Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


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Disability Rates by Functional Limitation: Colorado

 This map explores the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data (Table S1810) on disability estimates by county.

For vision difficulty the ACS asks if a respondent is blind or has serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses. If they answer “yes” they are classified as having a vision difficulty. This data is for all ages.


Map of CO showing rates of vision difficulty by county. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Colorado shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 0.4 to 1.6%, 1.7 to 2.5%, 2.6 to 3.5%, and 3.6 to 9.0%.

The five largest cities (Fort Collins, Denver, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Pueblo and Grand Junction are located in counties with the second-highest rate, of 2.6 to 3.5%. Fort Collins, Denver, and Colorado Springs are all in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 1.7 to 2.5%.

Overall, rates are somewhat varied across the state, with higher rates in the southern half of the state and lower ones in the northern half. Most of the rural counties have higher rates than the urban ones.

Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


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  • To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

This map explores the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data (Table S1810) on disability estimates by county.

For hearing difficulty the ACS asks if a respondent is deaf or has serious difficulty hearing. If they answer “yes” they are classified as having a hearing difficulty. This data is for all ages.


Map of CO showing rates of hearing impairment by county. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Colorado shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 1.3 to 3.4%, 3.5 to 5.2%, 5.3 to 7.0%, and 7.1 to 13.5%.  

The five largest cities (Fort Collins, Denver, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Pueblo is located in a county with the second-highest rate, of 5.3 to 7.0%. Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins are in counties with the second lowest-rate, of 3.5 to 5.2%. Denver is in a county with the lowest rate, of 1.3 to 3.4%.

Overall, rates are somewhat varied across the state, with a pocket of the highest rates in the Southern commissioners district. The lowest rates are primarily in the counties of the Mountain district.

Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


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  • To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

This map explores the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data (Table S1810) on disability estimates by county.

For cognitive difficulty the ACS asks because of a physical, mental, or emotional problem, does the respondent have difficulty remembering, concentrating, or making decisions. If they answer “yes” they are classified as having a cognitive difficulty. This data is for ages 5 and up.


Map of CO showing rates of cognitive difficulty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Colorado shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 1.0 to 3.2%, 3.3 to 4.9%, 5.0 to 6.4%, and 6.5 to 16.4%.

The five largest cities (Fort Collins, Denver, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Pueblo is located in a county with the highest rate, of 6.5 to 16.4%. Grand Junction and Colorado Springs are in counties with the second-highest rate, of 3.3 to 4.9%. Denver and Fort Collins are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 3.3 to 4.9%.

Counties with the lowest rates tend to be in the north-western corner of the state, and counties with the highest rates tend to be in the south-eastern corner. In the rest of the state, rates tend to be varied.

Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


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  • To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

This map explores the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data (Table S1810) on disability estimates by county.

For ambulatory (i.e. mobility) difficulty the ACS asks if a respondent has serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs. If they answer “yes” they are classified as having a mobility difficulty. This data is for ages 5 and up.


 Map of CO showing rates of mobility difficulty. Text description on page.This map of the state of Colorado shows rates of people with mobility difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 0.9 to 4.7%, 4.8 to 6.8%, 6.9 to 10.2%, and 10.3 to 20.7%.   

The five largest cities (Fort Collins, Denver, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Pueblo is located in a county with the highest rate, of 10.3 to 20.7%. Grand Junction is in a county with the second-highest rate, of 6.9 to 10.2%. Colorado Springs and Denver are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 4.8 to 6.8%, and Fort Collins is in a county with the lowest rate, of 0.9 to 4.7%.

Counties with the lowest rates tend to be in the north-western corner of the state, and counties with the highest rates tend to be in the south-eastern corner. In the rest of the state, rates tend to be varied.

Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


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  • To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

This map explores the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data (Table S1810) on disability estimates by county.

For self-care difficulty the ACS asks if a respondent has difficulty bathing or dressing. If they answer “yes” they are classified as having a self-care difficulty. This data is for ages 5 and up.


Map of CO showing rates of self-care difficulty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Colorado shows rates of people with self care difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 0.3 to 1.5%, 1.6 to 2.1%, 2.2 to 3.4%, and 3.5 to 4.8%.    

The five largest cities (Fort Collins, Denver, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Pueblo is located in a county with the highest rate, of 3.5 to 4.8%. Grand Junction is in a county with the second-highest rate, of 2.2 to 3.4%. Colorado Springs and Denver are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 1.6 to 2.1%, and Fort Collins is in a county with the lowest rate, of 0.3 to 1.5%. Counties with the lowest rates tend to be in the north-western corner of the state, and counties with the highest rates tend to be in the south-eastern corner. In the rest of the state, rates tend to be varied.

Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


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  • To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

This map explores the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data (Table S1810) on disability estimates by county.

For independent living difficulty the ACS asks because of a physical, mental, or emotional problem, does the respondent have difficulty doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor’s office or shopping. If they answer “yes” they are classified as having an independent living difficulty. This data is for ages 18 and up.


Map of CO showing rates of IL difficulty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Colorado shows rates of people with Independent Living difficulty for ages 18 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 1.5 to 3.5%, 3.6 to 4.5%, 4.6 to 6.7%, and 6.8 to 17.4%.

The five largest cities (Fort Collins, Denver, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Pueblo is located in a county with the highest rate, of 6.8 to 17.4%. Grand Junction and Colorado Springs are in counties with the second-highest rate, of 4.6 to 6.7%. Denver is in a county with the second-lowest rate, of 3.6 to 4.5%, and Fort Collins is in a county with the lowest rate, of 1.5 to 3.5%.

Overall, rates are somewhat varied across the state, with higher rates in the south-eastern part of the state south of Pueblo. There tend to be lower rates in the northern half of the state, and higher ones in the lower half.

Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


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Employment: Colorado

This map explores American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data (Table C18120) employment estimates by disability type. 

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 ages 18-64.


Map of CO showing rates of people with disability employed. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Colorado shows employment rates among people with disabilities (ages 18 to 64). Rates are broken into four categories: 10.3 to 29.1%, 29.2 to 39.9%, 40.0 to 46.8%, and 46.9 to 75.7%.

The five largest cities (Fort Collins, Denver, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Rates are varied across the state. Pueblo is in a county with the lowest rate, of 10.3 to 29.1%. Grand Junction is in a county with the second-lowest rate, of 29.2 to 39.9%. Fort Collins, Denver, and Colorado Springs are all in counties with the second-highest rate, of 40.0 to 46.8%.

Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 

 


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  • To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

This map explores American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data (Table C18120) employment estimates by disability type. 

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 ages 18-64.


Map of CO showing rates of unemployment for people with disabilities. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Colorado shows unemployment rates among people with disabilities (ages 18 to 64). Rates are broken into four categories: 0.0 to 3.7%, 3.8 to 5.3%, 5.4 to 6.9%, and 7.0 to 30.8%. 

The five largest cities (Fort Collins, Denver, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Rates are varied across the state. Pueblo and Fort Collins are in counties with the highest rate, of 7.0 to 30.8%. Grand Junction and Colorado Springs are in counties with the second-highest rate, of 5.4 to 6.9%, and Denver is in a county with the lowest rate, of 0.0 to 3.7%.

 Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


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  • To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

 This map explores American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data (Table C18120) employment estimates by disability type. 

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 ages 18-64.


Map of CO showing rates of people with disability out of labor force. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Colorado shows rates of people with disabilities out of the labor force (ages 18 to 64) by county. Rates are broken into four categories: 10.0 to 14.5%, 14.6 to 18.1%, 18.2 to 21.21%, and 21.2 to 32.8%.

The five largest cities (Fort Collins, Denver, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are somewhat varied across the state. There tend to be lower rates in the northern half of the state, and higher ones in the lower half.

Grand Junction, Pueblo, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs are located in counties with the second-highest rate, of 182 to 21.1%. Denver is in a county with the second-lowest rate, of 14.6 to 18.1%.

 Map produced January 2020 based on 2013-2017 American Community Survey data.

 


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  • To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.