Idaho 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: Idaho

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

This map of the state of Idaho shows general rates of disability by county. Disability rates are broken into four levels: 7.3 to 13.4%, 13.5 to 15.2%, 15.3 to 17.9%, and 18.0 to 24.9%.

The five largest urban areas (Coeur d’Alene, Nampa, Boise, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall, there are higher rates of disability in rural counties than urban ones. Most of these rural counties are in the middle of the state, along the Montana border and the northern-half of the border with Oregon. Of the major cities, only Boise is in a county with the lowest rates (7.3 to 13.4%). The other cities are in counties with rates of 13.5 to 15.2%, the next highest rate.

In the upper corner there is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Idaho compare to other states. Overall, disability rates in Idaho are in the second-highest category, which means Idaho has slightly higher rates of disability than some other states, but lower than those with the highest rates. Disability rates in Idaho are similar to neighboring states of Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, and Nevada, and slightly higher than Washington and Utah.

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

 


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Map of ID showing rates of disability among females. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Idaho shows disability rate among females by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 6.4 to 21.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Coeur d’Alene, Nampa, Boise, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas

Boise and Coeur d’Alene are in counties with the lowest rate of 6.4 to 12.0%. Nampa is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 12.1 to 13.9%. Pocatello and Idaho Falls are in counties with the second- highest rate of 14.0 to 16.1%.

Most of the counties with the highest rate of 16.2 to 21.8% are in the north-central part of the state in the panhandle.

 

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

 


Map of ID showing rates of disability among males. Text description on page. This map of the state of Idaho shows disability rate among males by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 4.4 to 29.5%.

The five largest urban areas (Coeur d’Alene, Nampa, Boise, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. 

Idaho Falls and Boise are in counties with the lowest rate of 4.4 to 14.0%. Pocatello, Nampa and Coeur d’Alene are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 14.1 to 16.4%. The counties with the highest rate of 19.6 to 29.5% are in the center of the state, including most of the panhandle.

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 ID showing rates of veterans with disability. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Idaho shows rates of disability among veterans aged 18 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 0.0 to 58.5%.

The five largest urban areas (Coeur d’Alene, Nampa, Boise, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas

Nampa and Boise are in counties with the lowest rate of 0.0 to 29.7%. Idaho Falls and Coeur d’Alene are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 29.8 to 33.8%. Pocatello is in a county with the second-highest rate of 33.9 to 42.0%.

 

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

 


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

This map of the state of Idaho shows poverty rates among people with disabilities of all ages by county. Poverty rates are broken into four levels from 9.6 to 26.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Coeur d’Alene, Nampa, Boise, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls) 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.

Boise and Idaho Falls are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 16.1 to 18.6%. Nampa and Coeur d’Alene are in counties with the second-highest rate of 18.7 to 22.5%. Pocatello is in a county with the highest rate of 22.6 to 26.3%.

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

 


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Disability Rates by Functional Limitation: Idaho

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

This map of the state of Idaho shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 0.6 to 5.9%.

The five largest urban areas (Coeur d’Alene, Nampa, Boise, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Boise, Nampa, and Coeur d’Alene are in counties with the lowest rate of 0.6 to 2.3%. Idaho Falls and Pocatello are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 2.4 to 3.0%.

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

This map of the state of Idaho shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.8 to 11.4%.

The five largest urban areas (Coeur d’Alene, Nampa, Boise, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Nampa and Boise are in counties with the lowest rate of 1.8 to 4.3%. Pocatello, Idaho Falls and Coeur d’Alene are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 4.4 to 5.4%.

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 ID showing rates of cognitive difficulty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Idaho shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.1 to 10.2%

The five largest urban areas (Coeur d’Alene, Nampa, Boise, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Boise is in a county with the lowest rate of 2.1 to 4.9%. Coeur d’Alene is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 5.0 to 5.8%. Nampa and Idaho Falls are in counties with the second-highest rate of 5.9 to 7.4%. Pocatello is in a county with the highest rate of 7.5 to 10.2%.

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 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 ID showing rates of mobility difficulty. Text description on page.This map of the state of Idaho shows rates of people with mobility difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 3.3 to 13.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Coeur d’Alene, Nampa, Boise, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls) 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. 

Boise is in a county with the lowest rate of 3.3 to 6.2%. The other four cities are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 6.3 to 7.8%.

 

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

This map of the state of Idaho shows rates of people with self-care difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 0.4 to 4.9%.

The five largest urban areas (Coeur d’Alene, Nampa, Boise, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Boise and Coeur d’Alene are in counties with the lowest rate of 0.4 to 2.2%. Idaho Falls and Pocatello are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 2.2 to 2.6%. Nampa is in a county with the second-highest rate of 2.7 to 3.6%.

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 ID showing rates of IL difficulty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Idaho shows rates of independent living (IL) difficulty for people 18 years of age and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.6 to 10.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Coeur d’Alene, Nampa, Boise, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls) 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.

Coeur d’Alene and Boise are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 4.7 to 5.7%. Idaho Falls and Nampa are in counties with the second-highest rate of 5.8 to 7.4%. Pocatello is in a county with the highest rate of 7.5 to 10.3%.

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

 

 


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Employment: Idaho

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

This map of Idaho shows employment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories ranging from 20.4 to 80.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Coeur d’Alene, Nampa, Boise, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Nampa and Pocatello are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 33.1 to 38.3%. Boise and Coeur d’Alene are in counties with the second-highest rate of 38.4 to 45.7%. Idaho Falls is in a county with the highest rate of 45.8 to 80.8%.

The counties with the highest rate are scattered in the south-east corner of the state.

 

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

This map of Idaho 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 14.3%

The five largest urban areas (Coeur d’Alene, Nampa, Boise, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Idaho Falls is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 2.7 to 4.0%. Boise and Coeur d’Alene are in counties with the second-highest rate of 4.1 to 6.5%. Pocatello and Nampa are in counties with the highest rate of 6.6 to 14.3%.

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

This map of Idaho shows out of labor force rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories from 19.1 to 79.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Coeur d’Alene, Nampa, Boise, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Idaho Falls is in a county with the lowest rate of 19.1 to 48.3%. Boise and Nampa are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 48.4 to 54.0%. Pocatello and Coeur d’Alene are in counties with the second-highest rate of 54.1 to 61.7%.

 

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


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