North Dakota 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: North Dakota

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

This map of North Dakota shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 8.1 to 17.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Williston, Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, and Fargo) 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 8.1 to 10.4% is mainly found in the counties surrounding each of the five largest urban areas. The highest rates of 14.5 to 17.8% are scattered across much of the state.

In the upper corner is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in North Dakota compare to the rest of the country. Overall, general disability rates in North Dakota 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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  • To browse or download the data used to make this map, use our Disability Data Lookup Tool.

Map of ND showing rates of disability among females. Text description on page.

This map of the state of North Dakota shows disability rate among females by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 5.3 to 16.7%

Overall, there are higher rates of females with disabilities in rural counties than in urban ones. The five largest urban areas (Williston, Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, and Fargo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Of the five cities, Grand Forks and Fargo are in counties with the second lowest rate, 9.8% to 11.4%, while Minot, Bismarck and Williston are in counties with the lowest rate of 5.3% to 9.7%. Rates vary across the state, but there is a pocket of high rate counties to the north of Minot along the Canadian border.

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

 


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

This map of the state of North Dakota shows disability rate among males by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 8.1 to 19.1%.

Overall, there are higher rates of males with disabilities in rural counties than in urban ones. The five largest urban areas (Williston, Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, and Fargo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall, there are higher rates in rural counties than urban ones. All five cities are located in counties with the lowest rate, 8.1%-10.6%. Rates are mixed throughout the state, but there is a cluster of high-rate counties, 15.0% to 19.1%, in east-central North Dakota.

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

This map of the state of North Dakota shows rates of disability among veterans aged 18 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 5.0% to 48.2%.

The five largest urban areas (Williston, Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, and Fargo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall, there are higher rates of veterans with disabilities in rural counties than urban ones.

Williston, Minot, and Grand Forks are in counties with the lowest rate of 5.0% to 23.3%. Fargo and Bismarck are in counties with the second lowest rates of 23.4% to 26.2%.

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.

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

This map of the state of North Dakota shows poverty rates among people with disabilities of all ages by county. Poverty rates are broken into four levels from 5.0% to 37.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Williston, Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, and Fargo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Highest rates are mostly in pockets in the north east and south, but there are a few central and south eastern counties that are in the highest category as well.

Williston, Minot and Bismarck are in counties with the second lowest rate, 12.4% to 16.8%. Fargo is in a county with the second highest rate of 16.9% to 20.8%. Grand Forks is in a county with the highest rate of 20.9% to 37.6%.

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

 


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Disability Rates by Functional Limitation: North Dakota

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

This map of the state of North Dakota shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.0% to 3.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Williston, Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, and Fargo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Minot is in a county with the lowest rate, 1.0% to 1.5%, while Williston, Bismarck, Fargo, and Grand Forks are in counties with the second lowest rate of 1.6% to 1.8%. Rural areas, especially in the eastern-central areas, have the highest rates of 2.4% to 3.8%, with a few other areas with high rates.

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

This map of the state of North Dakota shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.1% to 7.9%.

The five largest urban areas (Williston, Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, and Fargo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall, there are higher rates of hearing difficulty in rural counties than in urban ones. All five cities are located in counties with the lowest rate, from 2.1% to 3.5%.

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

This map of the state of North Dakota shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.3% to 6.6%

The five largest urban areas (Williston, Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, and Fargo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall, there are higher rates of cognitive difficulty in rural counties than in urban ones. Many of the counties are in the north, but some are in other areas of the state. Fargo, Grand Forks, and Minot are in counties with the second highest rate of 3.8% to 4.8%, while Bismarck and Williston are in counties with the second lowest rate of 3.0% to 3.7%.  

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 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 ND showing rates of mobility difficulty. Text description on page.This map of the state of North Dakota shows rates of people with mobility difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.2% to 10.7%.

Overall, there are higher rates of mobility difficulty in rural counties than in urban ones. The five largest urban areas (Williston, Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, and Fargo) 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. Overall, there are higher rates in rural counties than urban ones. Many of these counties are in east-central, but there is a mix throughout the state. All five cities are in counties with the lowest rate of 2.2% to 5.3%.

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

This map of the state of North Dakota shows rates of people with self-care difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 0.2% to 4.4%.

The five largest urban areas (Williston, Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, and Fargo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Overall, there are higher rates of cognitive difficulty in rural counties than in urban ones, though rates are somewhat varied across the state. Minot is in a county with the lowest rate of 0.2% to 1.4%, while Bismarck, Williston, Grand Forks and Fargo are in the second lowest category of 1.5% to 1.8%.

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

This map of the state of North Dakota shows rates of independent living (IL) difficulty for people 18 years of age and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.8 to 3.4%.

The five largest urban areas (Williston, Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, and Fargo) 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. None of these five cities are in counties with the top rate, but the rates are mixed throughout the state.

Of the five cities, Minot, Williston and Grand Forks are in counties with the lowest rate of 1.8% to 3.4% percent, Fargo is in the second lowest with 3.5% to 4.0%, and Bismarck is in the second highest category of 4.1% to 4.6%.

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

 


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Employment: North Dakota

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

This map of North Dakota shows employment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories ranging from 19.8% to 71.2%.

The highest rates of employment are mostly in the southeast, but there are a few other counties in the highest bracket across the state.

The five largest urban areas (Williston, Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, and Fargo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Minot, Grand Forks and Bismarck are in counties with the second lowest rate, 46.6% to 55.2%, while Fargo and Williston are in counties with the second highest rate of 55.3% to 59.3%.

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

This map of North Dakota 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 23.5%.

The five largest urban areas (Williston, Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, and Fargo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. Rates are varied across the state though many of the states in the highest bracket, 4.9% to 23.5% are in the western part of the state.

Williston is in a county with the second lowest bracket, 0.4% to 2.3%, while Minot, Grand Forks, Bismarck, and Fargo are in counties with the second highest rate of 2.4% to 4.8%.

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

This map of North Dakota 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 28.8% to 37.5%.

The five largest urban areas (Williston, Minot, Bismarck, Grand Forks, and Fargo) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Rates are varied across the state, though there is a cluster of counties with the highest rate from 48.9% to 74.1% in the north and central parts of the state.

Bismarck and Fargo are in counties in the second lowest bracket, with rates of 37.6% to 41.2%. Grand Forks, Minot, and Williston are in counties in the second highest bracket, with rates of 41.3% to 48.8%.

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.