Delaware 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: Delaware

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

This map of the state of Delaware shows general rates of disability by county. Disability rates are broken into three levels: 10.7%, 10.8 to 13.8%, and 13.9 to 14.2%.

The five largest urban areas (Middletown, Dover, Milford, Lewes and Long Neck) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban compared to rural areas. Most of Delaware is considered urban. The northernmost county has the lowest rate, the central county the highest, and the southern county has the middle rate. Of the major cities, Middletown is in a county with the lowest rate, Milford, Lewes and Long Neck are in county with the second highest rate, and Dover is in a county with the highest rate.

In the upper corner there is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Delaware compare to other states. Overall, disability rates in Delaware are in the lowest category, which means Delaware has lower rates of disability than many other states, and has similarity to much of the Midwest, California, New York, Connecticut and Texas.

Map produced October 2019 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.

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

This map of the state of Delaware shows disability rate among females by county. Rates are broken into three categories from 11.2 to 14.4%.

The five largest urban areas (Middletown, Dover, Milford, Lewes and Long Neck) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Middletown is in a county with the lowest rate of 11.2%. Milford, Lewes, and Long Neck are in a county with the second-lowest rate of 11.3 to 13.5%. Dover is in a county with the highest rate of 13.6 to 14.4%.

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

 

 


 Map of DE showing rates of disability among males. Text description on page. This map of the state of Delaware shows disability rate among males by county. Rates are broken into two categories from 10.1 to 14.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Middletown, Dover, Milford, Lewes and Long Neck) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. 

Middletown is in a county with the lowest rate of 10.1%. The other four cities are in counties with the highest rate of 10.2 to 14.1%.

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

 

 

 


 Map of DE showing rates of veterans with disability. Text description on page.This map of the state of Delaware shows rates of disability among veterans aged 18 and older by county. Rates are broken into three categories from 21.9 to 27.5%.

The five largest urban areas (Middletown, Dover, Milford, Lewes and Long Neck) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Dover is in a county with the lowest rate of 21.9%. Middletown is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 22.9 to 24.0%. Milford, Lewes, and Long Neck are in a county with the highest rate of 24.1 to 27.5%.

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

 

 

 


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

This map of the state of Delaware shows poverty rates among people with disabilities of all ages by county. Poverty rates are broken into three levels from 14.7 to 18.5%.

The five largest urban areas (Middletown, Dover, Milford, Lewes and Long Neck) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Milford, Lewes, and Long Neck are in a county with the lowest rate of 14.7%. Middletown is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 14.8 to 16.0%. Dover is in a county with the highest rate of 16.1 to 18.5%.

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

 


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Disability Rates by Functional Limitation: Delaware

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

This map of the state of Delaware shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into three categories from 1.8 to 2.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Middletown, Dover, Milford, Lewes and Long Neck) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Dover is in a county with the lowest rate of 1.8%. Middletown is in a county with the middle rate of 1.9 to 2.1%. Milford, Lewes, and Long Neck are in a county with the highest rate of 2.2 to 2.3%.

Map produced June 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 DE showing rates of hearing impairment by county. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Delaware shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into three categories from 2.6 to 4.5%.

The five largest urban areas (Middletown, Dover, Milford, Lewes and Long Neck) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Middletown is in a county with the lowest rate of 2.6%. Dover is in a county with the middle rate of 2.7 to 2.8%. Milford, Lewes, and Long Neck are in a county with the highest rate of 2.9 to 4.5%.

Map produced June 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 DE showing rates of cognitive difficulty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Delaware shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken into three categories from 4.4 to 6.4%.

The five largest urban areas (Middletown, Dover, Milford, Lewes and Long Neck) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Middletown is in a county with the lowest rate of 4.4%. Milford, Lewes, and Long Neck are in a county with the middle rate of 4.5 to 4.9%. Dover is in a county with the highest rate of 5.0 to 6.4%.

Map produced June 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 DE showing rates of mobility difficulty. Text description on page.This map of the state of Delaware shows rates of people with mobility difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into three categories from 5.8 to 8.7%.

The five largest urban areas (Middletown, Dover, Milford, Lewes and Long Neck) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates of people with mobility difficulty in urban compared to rural areas.

Middletown is in the county with the lowest rate of 5.8%. Milford, Lewes, and Long Neck are in a county with the middle rate of 5.9 to 8.0%. Dover is in a county with the highest rate of 8.1 to 8.7%.

Map produced June 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 DE showing rates of self-care difficulty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Delaware shows rates of people with self-care difficulty by county. Rates are broken into three categories from 2.4 to 3.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Middletown, Dover, Milford, Lewes and Long Neck) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Middletown is in a county with the lowest rate of 2.4%. Milford, Lewes, and Long Neck are in a county with the middle rate of 2.5 to 2.7%. Dover is in a county with the highest rate of 2.8 to 3.1%.

Map produced June 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 DE showing rates of IL difficulty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Delaware shows rates of independent living (IL) difficulty for people 18 years of age and older by county. Rates are broken into three categories from 5.0 to 6.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Middletown, Dover, Milford, Lewes and Long Neck) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates of people with independent living difficulty in urban compared to rural areas.

Middletown is in a county with the lowest rate of 5.0%. Milford, Lewes, and Long Neck are in a county with the middle rate of 5.1 to 5.8%. Dover is in a county with the highest rate of 5.9 to 6.0%.

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

 

 

 


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Employment: Delaware

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

This map of Delaware shows employment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into three categories ranging from 33.7 to 38.7%.

The five largest urban areas (Middletown, Dover, Milford, Lewes and Long Neck) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Milford, Lewes, and Long Neck are in a county with the lowest rate of 33.7%. Dover is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 33.8 to 34.6%. Middletown is in a county with the highest rate of 34.7 to 38.7%.

Map produced November 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 DE showing rates of unemployment for people with disabilities. Text description on page.

This map of Delaware shows unemployment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into three categories from 4.9 to 7.2%.

The five largest urban areas (Middletown, Dover, Milford, Lewes and Long Neck) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Milford, Lewes, and Long Neck are in a county with the lowest rate of 4.9%. Dover is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 5.0 to 6.0%. Middletown is in a county with the highest rate of 6.1 to 7.2%.

Note: It is important to consider unemployment rates in addition to out of the labor force rates. This map only shows people with disabilities who are in the labor force. 

 Map produced November 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 DE showing rates of people with disability out of labor force. Text description on page.

This map of Delaware shows out of labor force rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into three categories from 54.0 to 61.4%.

The five largest urban areas (Middletown, Dover, Milford, Lewes and Long Neck) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Middletown is in a county with the lowest rate of 54.0%. Dover is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 54.1 to 59.2%. Milford, Lewes, and Long Neck are in a county with the highest rate of 59.3 to 61.4%.

 Map produced November 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.