Louisiana 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: Louisiana

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

This map of Louisiana shows general rates of disability across the state at the parish level. Disability rates are broken into four categories from 10.5 to 23.2%.

The five largest urban areas (Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houma, and New Orleans) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, most parishes have higher rates of disability, in the highest category of 18.6 to 23.2% or 15.7 to 18.5%. While many rural parishes also have high disability rates, this is not true overall. Rural parishes in the northeastern corner of the state have low rates (10.5 to 13.6%) of disability, while some urban areas, such as around Houma, are in areas of higher disability (15.7 to 18.5% and 13.7 to 15.6%). However, other than Houma, each major urban area does have at least one nearby parish with low rates (10.5 to 13.6%). 

In the upper corner is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Louisiana compare to the rest of the country. Overall, general disability rates in Louisiana are in the second-lowest category 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 LA showing rates of disability among females. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Louisiana shows disability rate among females by parish. Rates are broken into four categories from 10.2 to 25.2%.

The five largest urban areas (Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houma, and New Orleans) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Lafayette is in a parish with the lowest rate of 10.2 to 13.2%. Baton Rouge and New Orleans are in parishes with the second-lowest rate of 13.3 to 14.8%. Houma and Shreveport are in parishes with the second-highest rate of 14.9 to 18.1%.

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

 


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

This map of the state of Louisiana shows disability rate among males by parish. Rates are broken into four categories from 10.8 to 24.7%.

The five largest urban areas (Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houma, and New Orleans) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Lafayette are in parishes with the lowest rate of 10.8 to 13.5%. Houma and Shreveport are in parishes with the second-lowest rate of 13.6 to 16.4%. 

 

 

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

This map of the state of Louisiana shows rates of disability among veterans aged 18 and older by parish. Rates are broken into four categories from 16.6 to 52.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houma, and New Orleans) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Lafayette is in a parish with the lowest rate of 16.6 to 26.1%. Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Shreveport are in parishes with the second-lowest rate of 26.2 to 32.7%. Houma is in a parish with the second-highest rate of 32.8 to 38.9%.

 

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

This map of the state of Louisiana shows poverty rates among people with disabilities of all ages by parish. Poverty rates are broken into four levels from 12.1 to 39.7%.

The five largest urban areas (Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houma, and New Orleans) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

New Orleans is in a parish with the lowest rate of 12.1 to 23.3%. Houma, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette are in parishes with the second-lowest rate of 23.4 to 26.0%. Shreveport is in a parish with the second-highest rate of 26.1 to 29.5%.

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.

Disability Rates by Functional Limitation: Louisiana

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

This map of the state of Louisiana shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by parish. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.5 to 6.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houma, and New Orleans) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Lafayette and New Orleans are in parishes with the lowest rate of 1.5 to 2.6%. Houma and Shreveport are in parishes with the second-lowest rate of 2.7 to 3.5%. Baton Rouge is in a parish with the second-highest rate of 3.6 to 4.6%.

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

This map of the state of Louisiana shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by parish. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.5 to 7.7%.

The five largest urban areas (Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houma, and New Orleans) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette are in parishes with the lowest rate of 2.5 to 3.4%. Houma and Shreveport are in parishes with the second-lowest rate of 3.5 to 4.3%.

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

This map of the state of Louisiana shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by parish. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.7 to 11.2%.

The five largest urban areas (Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houma, and New Orleans) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Lafayette and Baton Rouge are in parishes with the lowest rate of 2.7 to 5.4%. Houma, New Orleans, and Shreveport are in parishes with the second-lowest rate of 5.5 to 6.3%.

 

 

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 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 LA showing rates of mobility difficulty. Text description on page.This map of the state of Louisiana shows rates of people with mobility difficulty for all ages by parish. Rates are broken into four categories from 5.6 to 14.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houma, and New Orleans) 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. 

Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans are in parishes with the lowest rate of 5.6 to 8.0%. Houma is in a parish with the second-lowest rate of 8.1 to 9.2%. Shreveport is in a parish with the second-highest rate of 10.6 to 14.1%.

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

This map of the state of Louisiana shows rates of people with self-care difficulty by parish. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.1 to 6.4%.

The five largest urban areas (Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houma, and New Orleans) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans are in parishes with the lowest rate of 2.1 to 3.0%. Houma and Shreveport are in parishes with the second-lowest rate of 3.1 to 3.5%.

 

 

Map produced April 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 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 LA showing rates of IL difficulty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Louisiana shows rates of independent living (IL) difficulty for people 18 years of age and older by parish. Rates are broken into four categories from 4.5 to 12.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houma, and New Orleans) 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, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans are in parishes with the lowest rate of 4.5 to 6.2%. Houma is in a parish with the second-lowest rate of 6.3 to 7.3%. Shreveport is in a parish with the second-highest rate of 7.4 to 8.4%.

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.

Employment: Louisiana

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

This map of Louisiana shows employment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories ranging from 18.1 to 42.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houma, and New Orleans) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Houma, Lafayette, and Shreveport are in parishes with the second-highest rate of 28.7 to 34.8%. Baton Rouge and New Orleans are in parishes with the highest rate of 34.9 to 42.3%.

 

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

This map of Louisiana 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 12.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houma, and New Orleans) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Lafayette is in a parish with the second-lowest rate of 3.8 to 4.9%. New Orleans and Shreveport are in parishes with the second-highest rate of 5.9 to 6.7%. Baton Rouge and Houma are in parishes with the highest rate of 6.8 to 12.3%.

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.

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

This map of Louisiana 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 52.4 to 78.9%.

The five largest urban areas (Shreveport, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houma, and New Orleans) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Baton Rouge and New Orleans are in parishes with the lowest rate of 52.4 to 58.9%. Houma, Lafayette, and Shreveport are in parishes with the second-lowest rate of 59.0 to 64.5%.

 

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.