Georgia 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: Georgia

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

This map of Georgia shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories from 7.2 to 27.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Gainesville, Atlanta, Macon, Warner Robins, and Savannah) are labeled 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. The counties with the lowest rates of disability (7.2 to 13.8%) are primarily located surrounding the large urban areas. Counties with the highest rates of disability, 18.4 to 27.1%, are mainly found scattered across the southern half of the state, with a few along the northern border.

In the upper corner is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Georgia compare to the rest of the country. Overall, general disability rates in Georgia are in the lowest category compared to the rest of the U.S.

 Map produced September 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 GA showing rates of disability among females. Text description on page. This map of the state of Georgia shows disability rate among females by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 7.5 to 29.2%.

The five largest urban areas (Gainesville, Atlanta, Macon, Warner Robins, and Savannah) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Macon is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 13.9 to 16.2%. The other four cities are in counties with the lowest rate of 7.5 to 13.8%.

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

 

 


 Map of GA showing rates of disability among males. Text description on page. This map of the state of Georgia shows disability rate among males by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 6.6 to 27.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Gainesville, Atlanta, Macon, Warner Robins, and Savannah) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. 

Macon is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 13.6 to 16.3%. The other four cities are in counties with the lowest rate of 6.6 to 13.5%.

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

 

 


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

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 and over.


Map of GA showing rates of veterans with disability. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Georgia shows rates of disability among veterans aged 18 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 16.7 to 55.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Gainesville, Atlanta, Macon, Warner Robins, and Savannah) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Macon is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 27.1 to 32.1%. The other four cities are in counties with the lowest rate of 16.7 to 27.0%.

 Map produced August 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.

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

This map of the state of Georgia shows poverty rates among people with disabilities of all ages by county. Poverty rates are broken into four levels from 6.7 to 54.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Gainesville, Atlanta, Macon, Warner Robins, and Savannah) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Rates are mixed across the state.

Gainesville is in a county with the lowest rate of 6.7 to 20.2%. Atlanta, Savannah, and Warner Robins are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 20.3 to 24.9%. Macon is in a county with the second-highest rate of 25.0 to 30.3%. 

 Map produced July 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.

Disability Rates by Functional Limitation: Georgia

 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 GA showing rates of vision difficulty by county. Text description on page.This map of the state of Georgia shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.3 to 9.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Gainesville, Atlanta, Macon, Warner Robins, and Savannah) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Macon is in a county with the second-highest rate of 3.4 to 4.2%. The other four cities are in counties with the lowest rate of 1.3 to 2.5%.

Map produced April 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 GA showing rates of hearing impairment by county. Text description on page. This map of the state of Georgia shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.7 to 10.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Gainesville, Atlanta, Macon, Warner Robins, and Savannah) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Warner Robins is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 3.6 to 4.4%. The other four cities are in counties with the lowest rate of 1.7 to 3.5%.

Map produced April 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 GA showing rates of cognitive difficulty. Text description on page.This map of the state of Georgia shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.3 to 11.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Gainesville, Atlanta, Macon, Warner Robins, and Savannah) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Gainesville and Atlanta are in counties with the lowest rate of 2.3 to 4.9%. Macon, Warner Robins and Savannah are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 5.0 to 6.1%.

Map produced April 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 GA showing rates of mobility difficulty. Text description on page.This map of the state of Georgia shows rates of people with mobility difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 3.6 to 17.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Gainesville, Atlanta, Macon, Warner Robins, and Savannah) 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.

Macon is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 8.3 to 9.7%. The other four cities are in counties with the lowest rate of 3.6 to 8.2%.

Map produced April 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 GA showing rates of self-care difficulty. Text description on page.This map of the state of Georgia shows rates of people with self-care difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.1 to 8.2%.

The five largest urban areas (Gainesville, Atlanta, Macon, Warner Robins, and Savannah) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Warner Robins, Atlanta, and Gainesville are in counties with the lowest rate of 1.1 to 2.6%. Macon and Savannah are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 2.7 to 3.3%.

Map produced April 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 GA showing rates of IL difficulty. Text description on page.This map of the state of Georgia shows rates of independent living (IL) difficulty for people 18 years of age and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 3.0 to 14.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Gainesville, Atlanta, Macon, Warner Robins, and Savannah) 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.

Macon is in a county with the second-highest rate of 7.6 to 8.9%. The other four cities are in counties with the lowest rate of 3.0 to 6.0%.

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

 

 


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Employment: Georgia

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

This map of Georgia shows employment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories ranging from 0.0 to 48.9%.

The five largest urban areas (Gainesville, Atlanta, Macon, Warner Robins, and Savannah) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Macon is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 21.6 to 27.9%. Warner Robins is in a county with the second-highest rate of 28.0 to 34.2%. Atlanta, Gainesville and Savannah are in counties with the highest rate of 34.3 to 48.9%.

 Map produced August 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 GA showing rates of unemployment for people with disabilities. Text description on page.

This map of Georgia shows unemployment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories from 0.0% to 16.4%.

The five largest urban areas (Gainesville, Atlanta, Macon, Warner Robins, and Savannah) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Warner Robins is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 3.2 to 5.1%. Macon and Gainesville are in counties with the second-highest rate of 5.2 to 6.8%. Savannah and Atlanta are in counties with the highest rate of 6.9 to 16.4%.

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 August 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 GA showing rates of people with disability out of labor force. Text description on page.

This map of Georgia shows unemployment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories from 0.0% to 16.4%.

The five largest urban areas (Gainesville, Atlanta, Macon, Warner Robins, and Savannah) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Warner Robins is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 3.2 to 5.1%. Macon and Gainesville are in counties with the second-highest rate of 5.2 to 6.8%. Savannah and Atlanta are in counties with the highest rate of 6.9 to 16.4%.

 Map produced August 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.