New Hampshire 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: New Hampshire

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

This map of the state of New Hampshire shows general rates of disability by county. Disability rates are broken into three levels: 10.6 to 12.6%, 12.7 to 13.9%, 14.0 to 14.9%, and 15.0 to 20.9%.

The five largest urban areas (Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Dover—Rochester and Portsmouth) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban compared to rural areas. Only the far eastern-central county is considered rural, with the rest being urban or mixed. The highest rates of disability are in eastern-central and northeastern counties. Of the five cities, Dover—Rochester, Portsmouth, Manchester and Nashua are in counties with the lowest rate, and Concord is in a county with the second lowest rate.

In the upper corner there is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in New Hampshire compare to other states. Overall, disability rates in New Hampshire are in the lowest category, which means New Hampshire has lower rates of disability than many other states, and has similarity to much of the Midwest, California, New York and Texas.

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

This map of the state of New Hampshire shows disability rate among females by county. Rates are broken into three categories from 10.9 to 20.5%.

The five largest urban areas (Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Dover—Rochester and Portsmouth) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Concord is in a county with the second-highest rate of 12.9 to 14.0%. The other four cities are in counties with the lowest rate of 10.9 to 12.8%.

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

 

 

 


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

This map of the state of New Hampshire shows disability rate among males by county. Rates are broken into three categories from 10.3 to 21.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Dover—Rochester and Portsmouth) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. 

Concord is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 13.7 to 15.1%. The other four cities are in counties with the lowest rate of 10.3 to 13.6%.

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

This map of the state of New Hampshire shows rates of disability among veterans aged 18 and older by county. Rates are broken into three categories from 24.4 to 36.4%.

The five largest urban areas (Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Dover—Rochester and Portsmouth) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

All five cities are in counties with the lowest rate of 24.4 to 29.9%.

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

This map of the state of New Hampshire shows poverty rates among people with disabilities of all ages by county. Poverty rates are broken into three levels from 10.0 to 21.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Dover—Rochester and Portsmouth) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Concord and Portsmouth are in counties with the lowest rate of 10.0 to 15.0%. Dover—Rochester, Manchester, and Nashua are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 15.1 to 18.2%.

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.

Disability Rates by Functional Limitation: New Hampshire

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

This map of the state of New Hampshire shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into three categories from 1.5 to 3.5%.

The five largest urban areas (Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Dover—Rochester and Portsmouth) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Concord is in a county with the middle-rate of 2.1 to 2.2%. The other four cities are in counties with the lowest rate of 1.5 to 2.0%.

 

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

This map of the state of New Hampshire shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into three categories from 3.4 to 7.4%.

The five largest urban areas (Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Dover—Rochester and Portsmouth) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

All five cities are in counties with the lowest rate of 3.4 to 4.1%.

 

 

 

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.

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

This map of the state of New Hampshire shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken into three categories from 3.8 to 7.9%.

The five largest urban areas (Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Dover—Rochester and Portsmouth) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Portsmouth, Manchester, and Nashua are in counties with the lowest rate of 3.8 to 5.1%. Concord and Dover—Rochester are in counties with the middle-rate of 5.2 to 5.5%.

 

 

Map produced June 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 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 NH showing rates of mobility difficulty. Text description on page.This map of the state of New Hampshire shows rates of people with mobility difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into three categories from 5.2 to 6.5%.

The five largest urban areas (Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Dover—Rochester and Portsmouth) 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.

Concord is in a county with the middle rate of 6.6 to 7.1%. The other four cities are in counties with the lowest rate of 5.2 to 6.5%.

 

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

This map of the state of New Hampshire shows rates of people with self-care difficulty by county. Rates are broken into three categories from 1.9 to 3.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Dover—Rochester and Portsmouth) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

All five cities are in counties with the lowest rate of 1.9 to 2.2%.

 

 

 

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

This map of the state of New Hampshire shows rates of independent living (IL) difficulty for people 18 years of age and older by county. Rates are broken into three categories from 4.0 to 7.2%.

 The five largest urban areas (Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Dover—Rochester and Portsmouth) 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.

Concord is in a county with the middle-rate of 5.6 to 6.0%. The other four cities are in counties with the lowest rate of 4.0 to 5.5%.

 

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: New Hampshire

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

This map of New Hampshire shows employment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into three categories ranging from 33.3 to 48.5%.

The five largest urban areas (Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Dover—Rochester and Portsmouth) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Dover—Rochester, Manchester, and Nashua are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 38.4 to 41.4%. Concord and Portsmouth are in counties with the highest rate of 41.5 to 48.5%.

 

 

 

 

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

This map of New Hampshire shows unemployment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into three categories from 3.1 to 6.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Dover—Rochester and Portsmouth) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Dover—Rochester is in a county with the lowest rate of 3.1 to 4.1%. Concord is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 4.2 to 5.1%. Manchester, Portsmouth, and Nashua are in counties with the highest rate of 5.2 to 6.1%.

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

This map of New Hampshire shows out of labor force rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into three categories from 46.1 to 63.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Dover—Rochester and Portsmouth) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Dover—Rochester is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 53.4 to 56.4%. The other four cities are in counties with the lowest rate of 46.1 to 53.3%.

 

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.