Indiana 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: Indiana

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

This map of Indiana shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 7.7 to 20.8%

The five largest urban areas (Evansville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Fort Wayne, and South Bend) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Disability rates tend to be higher in rural areas than urban ones. The lowest rates, of 7.7 to 13.5%, are mainly found in the counties surrounding each of the five largest urban areas and tend to be dispersed in an uneven pattern across the state. There is a large cluster of high disability rates of 17.6 to 20.8% in the rural counties in the southern and western parts of the state. There is also a cluster of the second highest category of 15.2 to 17.5% in the northcentral region of the state, while an uneven pattern of disbursement can be observed of the second lowest category of 13.6 to 15.1%.

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

 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 IN showing rates of disability among females. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Indiana shows disability rate among females by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 7.8 to 22.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Evansville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Fort Wayne, and South Bend) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Lafayette, and Fort Wayne are in counties with the lowest rate of 7.8 to 13.6%. Indianapolis, South Bend, and Evansville are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 13.7 to 15.1%.

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

 

 


Map of IN showing rates of disability among males. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Indiana shows disability rate among males by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 7.7 to 20.9%.

The five largest urban areas (Evansville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Fort Wayne, and South Bend) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. 

Indianapolis, Lafayette, and Fort Wayne are in counties with the lowest rate of 7.7 to 13.4%. South Bend is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 13.5 to 15.0%. Evansville is in a county with the second-highest rate of 15.1 to 17.3%.

 Map produced November 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 IN showing rates of veterans with disability. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Indiana shows rates of disability among veterans aged 18 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 22.9 to 44.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Evansville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Fort Wayne, and South Bend) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Indianapolis, Lafayette, and Fort Wayne are in counties with the lowest rate of 22.9 to 29.7%. South Bend and Evansville are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 29.8 to 33.5%.

 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.

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

This map of the state of Indiana shows poverty rates among people with disabilities of all ages by county. Poverty rates are broken into four levels from 7.4 to 31.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Evansville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Fort Wayne, and South Bend) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Fort Wayne and Lafayette are in counties with the second-highest rate of 19.0 to 22.5%. Indianapolis, South Bend, and Evansville are in counties with the highest rate of 22.6 to 31.3%.

 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.

Disability Rates by Functional Limitation: Indiana

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

This map of the state of Indiana shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.3 to 4.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Evansville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Fort Wayne, and South Bend) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Fort Wayne and Lafayette are in counties with the lowest rate of 1.3 to 2.2%. South Bend is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 2.3 to 2.7%. Indianapolis and Evansville are in counties with the second-highest rate of 2.8 to 3.2%.

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

This map of the state of Indiana shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.4 to 7.0%.

 The five largest urban areas (Evansville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Fort Wayne, and South Bend) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Evansville is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 4.0 to 4.8%. The other four cities are in counties with the lowest rate of 2.4 to 3.9%.

 

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

This map of the state of Indiana shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 3.1 to 8.9%.

The five largest urban areas (Evansville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Fort Wayne, and South Bend) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Lafayette is in a county with the lowest rate of 3.1 to 4.9%. Fort Wayne is in a county with the second lowest rate of 5.0 to 5.8%. Indianapolis and South Bend are in counties with the second-highest rate of 5.9 to 6.6%. Evansville is in a county with the highest rate of 6.7 to 8.9%.

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 IN showing rates of mobility difficulty. Text description on page.This map of the state of Indiana shows rates of people with mobility difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 3.7 to 13.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Evansville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Fort Wayne, and South Bend) 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.

South Bend, Fort Wayne and Lafayette are in counties with the lowest rate of 3.7 to 7.3%. Indianapolis is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 7.4 to 8.5%. Evansville is in a county with the second-highest rate of 8.6 to 9.8%.

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

This map of the state of Indiana shows rates of people with self-care difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.4 to 4.5%.

The five largest urban areas (Evansville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Fort Wayne, and South Bend) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Lafayette and Fort Wayne are in counties with the lowest rate of 1.4 to 2.4%. Indianapolis, South Bend, and Evansville are in counties with the second-highest rate of 2.9 to 3.3%.

 

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

This map of the state of Indiana shows rates of independent living (IL) difficulty for people 18 years of age and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 3.5 to 9.6%.

 The five largest urban areas (Evansville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Fort Wayne, and South Bend) 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.

Lafayette is in a county with the lowest rate of 3.5 to 5.4%. Fort Wayne and Indianapolis are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 5.5 to 6.2%. South Bend and Evansville are in counties with the second-highest rate of 6.3 to 7.1%.

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.

Employment: Indiana

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

This map of Indiana shows employment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories ranging from 20.8 to 49.7%.

The five largest urban areas (Evansville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Fort Wayne, and South Bend) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Lafayette is in a county with the highest rate of 40.3 to 49.7%. The other four cities are in counties with the second-highest rate of 33.5 to 40.2%.

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

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

This map of Indiana shows unemployment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories from 0.3% to 11.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Evansville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Fort Wayne, and South Bend) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Evansville and South Bend are in counties with the second-highest rate of 4.7 to 5.9%. Lafayette, Indianapolis, and Fort Wayne are in counties with the highest rate of 6.0 to 11.6%.

 

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

 


  • Click on the map for a larger, downloadable version.
  • 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 IN showing rates of people with disability out of labor force. Text description on page.

This map of Indiana 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 45.7 to 76.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Evansville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Fort Wayne, and South Bend) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Lafayette and Fort Wayne are in counties with the lowest rate of 45.7 to 54.9%. Indianapolis, South Bend, and Evansville are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 55.0 to 59.5%.

 

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.