Kansas 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: Kansas

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

This map of Kansas shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 8.5 to 23.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) 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 category of 8.5 to 13.0% is mainly found in the counties surrounding each of the five largest urban areas, as well as a large cluster in the southwestern part of the state. The highest rates of 16.8 to 23.8% can be observed in the northern and southeastern parts of the state. 

In the upper corner is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Kansas compare to the rest of the country. Overall, general disability rates in Kansas are in the 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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Map of KA showing rates of disability among females. Text description on page.

This map of Kansas shows disability rates among females by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 7.3 to 27.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled 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 in rural counties compared to urban ones.

Manhattan and Lawrence are located in counties with the lowest rate, of 7.3 to 12.3%. Topeka and Wichita are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 12.4 to 14.3%, and Salina is in a county with the second-highest rate, of 14.4 to 16.7%. There is a large patch of counties with the lowest rate in the south-west corner of the state, and a smaller patch of counties with the highest rate (of 16.8 to 27.6%) in the south-east corner of the state. Both of these areas are more rural.

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

 


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

This map of Kansas shows disability rates among males by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 7.5 to 24.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled 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 in rural counties compared to urban ones.

Manhattan, Lawrence, and Wichita are located in counties with the lowest rate, of 7.5 to 13.1%. Topeka and Salina are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 13.2 to 15.5%. There is a patch of counties with the lowest rate in the south-west corner of the state, and a similar-sized patch of counties with the highest rate (of 18.1 to 24.6%) in the south-east corner of the state. Both of these areas are more rural.

Map produced February 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 KA showing rates of veterans with disability. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Kansas shows rates of veterans with disabilities ages 18 years and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 13.9 to 58.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates in rural counties compared to urban ones.

Salina, Manhattan and Lawrence are located in counties with the lowest rate, of 13.9 to 27.9%. Wichita and Topeka are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 28.0 to 33.1%.

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

 


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

This map of the state of Kansas shows rates of people with disabilities in poverty (all ages) by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 3.2 to 30.4%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates in rural counties compared to urban ones. There seem to be higher rates in the eastern half of the state than the western half.

Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence are all located in counties with the highest rate, of 21.8 to 30.4%. Wichita is in a county with the second-highest rate, of 18.3 to 21.7%.

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

 


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Disability Rates by Functional Limitation: Kansas

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

This map of the state of Kansas shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 0.3 to 8.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates in rural counties compared to urban ones.

Manhattan and Lawrence are located in counties with the lowest rate, of 0.3 to 2.1%. Salina, Wichita, and Topeka are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 2.2 to 2.6%. There is a patch of counties with the highest rate of 3.6 to 8.6% in the south-east corner of the state, which is more rural.

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

 

 


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

This map of the state of Kansas shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 2.4 to 12.1%

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates in rural counties compared to urban ones.

All of the five largest urban areas are located in counties with the lowest rate, of 2.4 to 4.6%. There are areas of higher rates (5.5 to 6.6% and 6.7 to 12.1%) in the north-west and south-east corners of the state, both of which are more rural areas.  

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

 

 


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

This map of the state of Kansas shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 2.1 to 10.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates in rural counties compared to urban ones.

Salina, Wichita, and Manhattan are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 4.2 to 5.1%. Topeka and Lawrence are in counties with the second-highest rate, of 5.2 to 6.2%. There is a large area in the south-east corner of the state that has the highest rate, of 6.3 to 10.3%. These are all more rural counties. The rest of the state is pretty variable, though there do seem to be more counties with the lowest rate (2.1 to 4.1%) in the western half of the state, which is mostly rural.

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

 

 


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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 KA showing rates of mobility difficulty. Text description on page.This map of the state of Kansas shows rates of people with mobility difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 4.1 to 15.5%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled 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 in rural counties compared to urban ones.

Manhattan, Lawrence, and Wichita are located in counties with the lowest rate, of 4.1 to 15.5%. Topeka and Salina are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 7.1 to 8.3%. There is a patch of counties with the lowest rate in the south-west corner of the state, and a similar-sized patch of counties with the highest rate (of 9.6 to 15.5%) in the south-east corner of the state. Both of these areas are more rural.

Map produced February 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 KA showing rates of self-care difficulty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Kansas shows rates of people with self care difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 0.3 to 6.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates in rural counties compared to urban ones.

Manhattan and Lawrence are located in counties with the lowest rate, of 0.3 to 2.0%. Salina and Wichita are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 2.1 to 2.6%. Topeka is in a county with the second-highest rate, of 2.7 to 3.2%. There is a patch of counties with the highest rate of 3.3 to 6.1% in the south-east corner of the state, which is more rural. Overall there seem to be higher rates in the eastern half of the state than the western half.

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

 

 


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

This map of the state of Kansas shows rates of people ages 18 and older with Independent Living (IL) difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 2.0 to 11.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled 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 in rural counties compared to urban ones.

Manhattan and Lawrence are located in counties with the lowest rate, of 2.0 to 4.1%. Wichita is in a county with the second-lowest rate, of 4.2 to 5.5%. Salina and Topeka are in counties with the second-highest rate, of 5.6 to 6.7%. There is a patch of counties with the lowest rate in the south-west corner of the state, and a similar-sized patch of counties with the highest rate (of 6.8 to 11.0%) in the south-east corner of the state. Both of these areas are more rural.

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

 

 


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Employment: Kansas

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

This map of the state of Kansas shows rates of people with disabilities who are unemployed (ages 18 to 64) by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 24.0 to 79.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates in rural counties compared to urban ones.

Topeka is in a county with the lowest rate, of 24.0 to 36.7%. Salina and Wichita are in counties with the second-lowest rate, of 36.8 to 44.0%. Manhattan is in a county with the second-highest rate, of 44.1 to 49.8%, and Lawrence is in a county with the highest rate, of 49.9 to 79.8%. Most of the counties along the southern border of the state have the lowest rate, of 24.0 to 36.7%. There is a medium-sized patch of counties in the western half of the state that have the highest rate, of 49.9 to 79.8%.

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

 


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

This map of the state of Kansas shows rates of people with disabilities who are unemployed (ages 18 to 64) by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 0.0 to 12.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates in rural counties compared to urban ones.

Wichita, Manhattan, and Lawrence are in counties with the highest rate, of 5.9 to 12.6%. Topeka is in a county with the second-highest rate, of 4.0 to 5.8%, and Salina is in a county with the second-lowest rate, of 1.8 to 3.9%.

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

This map of the state of Kansas shows rates of people with disabilities who are out of the labor force (ages 18 to 64) by county. Rates are broken into four categories, from 17.9 to 76.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Wichita, Salina, Manhattan, Topeka, and Lawrence) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, rates are varied across the state, but there are generally higher rates in rural counties compared to urban ones.

Manhattan and Lawrence are in counties with the lowest rate, of 17.9 to 46.7%. Salina and Wichita are in counties with the second-highest rate, of 51.8 to 58.0%, and Topeka is in a county with the highest rate, of 58.1 to 76%.

Map produced February 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.