Ohio 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: Ohio

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

This map of the state of Ohio shows general rates of disability by county. Disability rates are broken into four levels: 7.5 to 13.1%, 13.2 to 15.0%, 15.1 to 17.0%, and 17.1 to 22.7%.

The five largest urban areas (Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban compared to rural areas. While most counties in Ohio are considered urban, there are higher rates of disability in rural counties than urban ones. Most of these counties are in the southern part of the state, south of Columbus and west of Cincinnati, along the West Virginia border. Of the major cities, Akron, Columbus, and Cincinnati are in counties with the lowest rates (7.5 to 13.1%), Cleveland is in a county with rates of 13.2 to 15.0%, and Dayton is in a county with rates of 15.1 to 17.0%.

In the upper corner there is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Ohio compare to other states. Overall, disability rates in Ohio are in the second-lowest category, which means Ohio has rates similar to many other states, including the surrounding states of Indiana, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, but lower rates of disability than Kentucky and West Virginia.

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

This map of the state of Ohio shows disability rate among females by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 7.6 to 22.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Akron and Columbus are in counties with the lowest rate of 7.6 to 12.9%. Cincinnati is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 13.0 to 14.7%. Dayton and Cleveland are in counties with the second-highest rate of 14.8 to 16.7%.

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

 


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

This map of the state of Ohio shows disability rate among males by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 7.4 to 24.4%.

The five largest urban areas (Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. 

Columbus, Cincinnati, and Akron are in counties with the lowest rate of 7.4 to 12.9%. Cleveland and Dayton are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 13.9 to 14.8%.

Most of the counties with the highest rate of 17.0 to 24.4% are in the south and south-east part of the state.

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

This map of the state of Ohio shows rates of disability among veterans aged 18 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 21.4 to 48.2%.

The five largest urban areas (Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Columbus and Cincinnati are in counties with the lowest rate of 21.4 to 27.1%. Dayton and Akron are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 27.2 to 29.4%. Cleveland is in a county with the second-highest rate of 29.5 to 32.5%.

Many of the counties with the highest rate of 32.6 to 48.2% are in the south and south-east part of the state.

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

This map of the state of Ohio shows poverty rates among people with disabilities of all ages by county. Poverty rates are broken into four levels from 10.2 to 37.4%.

The five largest urban areas (Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Akron is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 18.1 to 22.2%. Columbus is in a county with the second-highest rate of 22.3 to 25.1%. Dayton, Cincinnati, and Cleveland are in counties with the highest rate of 25.2 to 37.4%.

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: Ohio

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

This map of the state of Ohio shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.1 to 5.2%.

The five largest urban areas (Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Columbus and Akron are in counties with the lowest rate of 1.1 to 2.0%. Cleveland and Cincinnati are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 2.1 to 2.6%. Dayton is in a county with the second-highest rate of 2.7 to 3.1%.

Map produced May 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 OH showing rates of hearing impairment by county. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Ohio shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.2 to 7.7%.

The five largest urban areas (Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Dayton is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 3.8 to 4.4%. The other four cities are in counties with the lowest rate of 2.2 to 3.7%.

Many counties in the south and south-east, along with a few in the other parts of the state, have the highest rate of 5.3 to 7.7%.

Map produced May 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 OH showing rates of cognitive difficulty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Ohio shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 3.0 to 10.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Cincinnati, Columbus, and Akron are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 4.9 to 6.0%. Dayton and Cleveland are in counties with the second-highest rate of 6.1 to 7.0%.

Many of the counties with the highest rate of 7.1 to 10.8% are in the south and south-east part of the state, along with a few high-rate counties in other areas.

Map produced May 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 OH showing rates of mobility difficulty. Text description on page.This map of the state of Ohio shows rates of people with mobility difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 3.6 to 13.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati) 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. 

Akron, Columbus and Cincinnati are in counties with the lowest rate of 3.6 to 7.1%. Cleveland is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 7.2 to 8.3%. Dayton is in a county with the second-highest rate of 8.4 to 9.6%.

Many counties in the south and south-east, along with a few in the other parts of the state, have the highest rate of 9.7 to 13.6%.

Map produced May 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 OH showing rates of self-care difficulty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Ohio shows rates of people with self-care difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.4 to 4.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Columbus is in a county with the lowest rate of 1.4 to 2.4%. Cincinnati is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 2.5 to 2.8%. Dayton, Akron, and Cleveland are in counties with the second-highest rate of 2.9 to 3.3%.

Many counties in the south and south-east, along with a few in the other parts of the state, have the highest rate of 3.4 to 4.8%.

Map produced May 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 OH showing rates of IL difficulty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Ohio shows rates of independent living (IL) difficulty for people 18 years of age and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 3.3 to 10.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati) 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.

Columbus is in a county with the lowest rate of 3.3 to 5.5%. Akron and Cincinnati are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 5.6 to 6.4%. Dayton and Cleveland are in counties with the second-highest rate of 6.5 to 7.5%.

Many counties in the south and south-east, along with a few in the other parts of the state, have the highest rate of 7.6 to 10.6%.

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

 


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Employment: Ohio

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

This map of Ohio shows employment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories ranging from 17.1 to 48.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Dayton and Cleveland are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 29.7 to 35.3%. Cincinnati and Akron are in counties with the second-highest rate of 35.4 to 39.3%. Columbus is in a county with the highest rate of 39.4 to 48.3%.

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

This map of Ohio shows unemployment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories from 0.9 to 9.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Columbus and Akron are in counties with the second-highest rate of 4.6 to 6.2%. Cincinnati, Dayton, and Cleveland are in counties with the highest rate of 6.3 to 9.8%.

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

This map of Ohio 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 48.2 to 78.9%.

The five largest urban areas (Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Columbus is in a county with the lowest rate of 48.2 to 55.3%. Cincinnati, Akron, and Cleveland are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 55.4 to 59.0%. Dayton is in a county with the second-highest rate of 59.1 to 64.1%.

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.