Maryland 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: Maryland

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

This map of Maryland shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 7.4 to 10.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Hagerstown, Frederick, Waldorf, Baltimore, and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North) 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 along the western edge of the state (bordering West Virginia), and along the eastern edge with New York. Disability rates are highest (15.1 to 18.4%) along the western edge, and mostly in the 11.7 to 15.0% range in the eastern part of the state.

In the upper corner of the map is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Maryland compare to the rest of the United States. Overall, general disability rates in Maryland are in the lowest category: there is a low disability rate in Maryland.

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

This map of the state of Maryland shows disability rate among females by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 7.8 to 17.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Hagerstown, Frederick, Waldorf, Baltimore, and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Waldorf is in a county with the lowest rate of 7.8 to 10.7%. Frederick and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North are in counties with the second lowest rate of 10.8 to 11.5%. Baltimore and Hagerstown are in counties with the second-highest rate of 11.6 to 15.4%.

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

 


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

This map of the state of Maryland shows disability rate among males by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 7.0 to 20.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Hagerstown, Frederick, Waldorf, Baltimore, and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. 

Waldorf and Frederick are in counties with the lowest rate of 7.0 to 10.5%. Baltimore and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 10.6 to 11.7%. Hagerstown is in a county with the highest rate of 14.5 to 20.0%.

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

This map of the state of Maryland shows rates of disability among veterans aged 18 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 15.6 to 37.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Hagerstown, Frederick, Waldorf, Baltimore, and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Waldorf is in a county with the lowest rate of 15.6 to 18.9%. Frederick and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 19.0 to 23.2%. Baltimore is in a county with the second-highest rate of 23.3 to 28.2%. Hagerstown is in a county with the highest rate of 28.3 to 37.0%.

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

This map of the state of Maryland shows poverty rates among people with disabilities of all ages by county. Poverty rates are broken into four levels from 7.7 to 33.4%.

The five largest urban areas (Hagerstown, Frederick, Waldorf, Baltimore, and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Waldorf is in a county with the lowest rate of 7.7 to 12.3%. Baltimore and Frederick are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 12. 4 to 15.0%. Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North is in a county with the second-highest rate of 15.1 to 20.9%. Hagerstown is in a county with the highest rate of 21.0 to 33.4%.

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: Maryland

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

This map of the state of Maryland shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.2 to 3.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Hagerstown, Frederick, Waldorf, Baltimore, and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North and Waldorf are in counties with the lowest rate of 1.2 to 1.5%. Baltimore and Frederick are in counties with the second-highest rate of 2.0 to 2.5%. Hagerstown is in a county with the highest rate of 2.6 to 3.0%.

Map produced June 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 MD showing rates of hearing impairment by county. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Maryland shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.8 to 5.4%.

 The five largest urban areas (Hagerstown, Frederick, Waldorf, Baltimore, and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North, Baltimore and Waldorf are in counties with the lowest rate of 1.8 to 3.0%. Frederick is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 3.1 to 3.6%. Hagerstown is in a county with the highest rate of 4.3 to 5.4%.

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

This map of the state of Maryland shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.9 to 8.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Hagerstown, Frederick, Waldorf, Baltimore, and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Frederick and Waldorf are in counties with the lowest rate of 2.9 to 4.1%. Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North and Baltimore are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 4.2 to 4.5%. Hagerstown is in a county with the highest rate of 6.1 to 8.0%.

Map produced June 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 MD showing rates of mobility difficulty. Text description on page.This map of the state of Maryland shows rates of people with mobility difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 3.7 to 10.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Hagerstown, Frederick, Waldorf, Baltimore, and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North) 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.

Frederick and Waldorf are in counties with the lowest rate of 3.7 to 5.4%. Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 5.5 to 6.5%. Baltimore and Hagerstown are in counties with the second-highest rate of 6.6 to 8.8%.

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

This map of the state of Maryland shows rates of people with self-care difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.7 to 3.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Hagerstown, Frederick, Waldorf, Baltimore, and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Frederick and Waldorf are in counties with the lowest rate of 1.7 to 2.0%. Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 2.1 to 2.4%. Baltimore is in a county with the second-highest rate of 2.5 to 2.8%. Hagerstown is in a county with the highest rate of 2.9 to 3.8%.

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

This map of the state of Maryland shows rates of independent living (IL) difficulty for people 18 years of age and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 3.2 to 7.7%.

The five largest urban areas (Hagerstown, Frederick, Waldorf, Baltimore, and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North) 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.

Frederick is in a county with the lowest rate of 3.2 to 4.4%. Waldorf is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 4.5 to 4.8%. Baltimore and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North are in counties with the second-highest rate of 4.9 to 6.3%. Hagerstown is in a county with the highest rate of 6.4 to 7.7%.

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

 

 


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Employment: Maryland

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

This map of Maryland shows employment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories ranging from 24.6 to 57.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Hagerstown, Frederick, Waldorf, Baltimore, and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Baltimore, Waldorf, and Hagerstown are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 34.0 to 40.8%. Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North is in a county with the second-highest rate of 40.9 to 45.8%. Frederick is in a county with the highest rate of 45.9 to 57.3%.

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

This map of Maryland shows unemployment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.7 to 10.7%.

The five largest urban areas (Hagerstown, Frederick, Waldorf, Baltimore, and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Frederick and Baltimore are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 4.6 to 6.3%. Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North, Hagerstown, and Waldorf are in counties with the second-highest rate of 6.4 to 7.0%.

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

This map of Maryland 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 39.6 to 69.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Hagerstown, Frederick, Waldorf, Baltimore, and Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Frederick is in a county with the lowest rate of 39.6 to 46.7%. Aberdeen/ Bel Air South/ Bel Air North is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 46.8 to 52.4%. Baltimore, Hagerstown, and Waldorf are in counties with the second-highest rate of 52.5 to 59.2%.

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.