New York 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 York

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

This map of the state of New York shows general rates of disability by county. Disability rates are broken into four levels: 8.5 to 12.1%, 12.2 to 14.1%, 14.2 to 15.8%, and 15.9 to 22.6%.

The five largest urban areas (New York--Newark, Poughkeepsie--Newburgh, Albany--Schenectady, Rochester, and Buffalo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall, there are higher rates of disability in rural counties than urban ones. Most of these counties run just west of Poughkeepsie and Albany in a strip running from the southern part of the state to the north. Of the major cities, Albany and New York are in counties with the lowest rate, with Buffalo, Rochester and Poughkeepsie in counties with the next lowest rate.

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

This map of the state of New York shows disability rate among females by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 8.9 to 23.6%.

The five largest urban areas (New York--Newark, Poughkeepsie--Newburgh, Albany--Schenectady, Rochester, Buffalo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Albany—Schenectady, and New York—Newark are in counties with the lowest rate of 8.9 to 12.2%. Poughkeepsie—Newburgh, and Buffalo are in counties with the second-lowest rat of 12.3 to 13.8%. Rochester is in a county with the second-highest rate 13.9 to 15.4%.

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

 


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

This map of the state of New York shows disability rate among males by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 7.6 to 21.5%.

The five largest urban areas (New York--Newark, Poughkeepsie--Newburgh, Albany--Schenectady, Rochester, Buffalo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. 

All five urban areas are in counties with the lowest rate of 7.6 to 21.5%.

Map produced August 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 NY showing rates of veterans with disability. Text description on page.

This map of the state of New York shows rates of disability among veterans aged 18 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 21.2% to 37.3%.

The five largest urban areas (New York--Newark, Poughkeepsie--Newburgh, Albany--Schenectady, Rochester, Buffalo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Rochester is in a county with the lowest rate of 21.2 to 26.7%. Buffalo and Albany—Schenectady are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 26.8 to 28.9%. Poughkeepsie—Newburgh and New York—Newark are in counties with the second-highest rate of 29.0 to 30.0%.

Map produced August 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 NY showing rates of people with disabilities in poverty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of New York shows poverty rates among people with disabilities of all ages by county. Poverty rates are broken into four levels from 8.4 to 39.2%.

The five largest urban areas (New York--Newark, Poughkeepsie--Newburgh, Albany--Schenectady, Rochester, Buffalo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Poughkeepsie—Newburgh is in a county with the lowest rate of 8.4 to 18.7%. Albany—Schenectady is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 18.8 to 21.3%. Buffalo is in a county with the second-highest rate of 21.4 to 24.3%. New York—Newark and Rochester are in counties with the highest rate of 24.4 to 39.2%.

Map produced August 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 York

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

This map of the state of New York shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.2 to 3.9%.

The five largest urban areas (New York--Newark, Poughkeepsie--Newburgh, Albany--Schenectady, Rochester, Buffalo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Albany—Schenectady is in a county with the lowest rate of 1.2 to 1.8%. The other four cities are in counties with the second lowest rate of 1.9 to 2.2%.

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

This map of the state of New York shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.0 to 9.3%.

The five largest urban areas (New York--Newark, Poughkeepsie--Newburgh, Albany--Schenectady, Rochester, Buffalo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Albany—Schenectady, New York—Newark, and Buffalo are in counties with the lowest rates of 2.0 to 3.3%. Rochester, and Poughkeepsie—Newburgh are in counties with the second lowest rate of 3.4 to 4.0%.

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

This map of the state of New York shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.8 to 7.1%.

The five largest urban areas (New York--Newark, Poughkeepsie--Newburgh, Albany--Schenectady, Rochester, Buffalo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

New York—Newark, and Albany—Schenectady are in counties with the lowest rate of 2.8 to 4.8%. Poughkeepsie—Newburgh, Rochester, and Buffalo are in counties with the second lowest rate of 4.9 to 5.7%.

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 NY showing rates of mobility difficulty. Text description on page.This map of the state of New York shows rates of people with mobility difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 4.1 to 13.7%.

The five largest urban areas (New York--Newark, Poughkeepsie--Newburgh, Albany--Schenectady, Rochester, Buffalo) 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.  Albany—Schenectady is in a county with the lowest rate of 4.1 to 6.5%. The other four cities are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 6.6 to 7.6%.

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

This map of the state of New York shows rates of people with self-care difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.9 to 9.1%.

The five largest urban areas (New York--Newark, Poughkeepsie--Newburgh, Albany--Schenectady, Rochester, Buffalo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Rochester, and Albany—Schenectady are in counties with the lowest rate of 1.9 to 2.5%. Poughkeepsie—Newburgh and Buffalo are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 2.6 to 2.8%. New York—Newark is in a county with the second highest rate of 2.9 to 3.2%.

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

This map of the state of New York shows rates of independent living (IL) difficulty for people 18 years of age and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 4.1 to 12.9%.

 The five largest urban areas (New York--Newark, Poughkeepsie--Newburgh, Albany--Schenectady, Rochester, Buffalo) 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.

Albany—Schenectady is in a county with the lowest rate, 4.1 to 5.4%. The other four cities are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 5.5 to 6.0%.

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

 


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Employment: New York

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

This map of New York shows employment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories ranging from 23.0 to 42.9%.

The five largest urban areas (New York--Newark, Poughkeepsie--Newburgh, Albany--Schenectady, Rochester, Buffalo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

New York—Newark is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 29.7 to 31.9%. Rochester and Buffalo are in counties with the second-highest rate of 32.0 to 36.6%. Albany—Schenectady and Poughkeepsie—Newburgh are in counties with the highest rate of 36.7 to 42.9%.

 

Map produced August 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 NY showing rates of unemployment for people with disabilities. Text description on page.

This map of New York shows unemployment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.8 to 7.9%.

The five largest urban areas (New York--Newark, Poughkeepsie--Newburgh, Albany--Schenectady, Rochester, Buffalo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Buffalo and Albany—Schenectady are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 4.9 to 5.6%. New York—Newark and Poughkeepsie—Newburgh are in counties with the second-highest rate of 5.7 to 6.2%. Rochester is in a county with the highest rate of 6.3 to 7.9%.

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

This map of New York 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 50.8 to 73.6%.

The five largest urban areas (New York--Newark, Poughkeepsie--Newburgh, Albany--Schenectady, Rochester, Buffalo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Albany—Schenectady and Poughkeepsie—Newburgh are in counties with the lowest rate of 50.8 to 57.9%. Rochester and Buffalo are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 58.0 to 61.9%. New York—Newark 62.9 to 64.6%.

Map produced August 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.