Oregon 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: Oregon

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

This map of Oregon shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 9.9 to 23.4%.

The five largest cities (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Bend, and Medford) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. The map shows quite a bit of variation in disability rates across the state. The highest rates, of 21.3 to 23.4%, occur in rural counties in the central, southern, and coastal regions of the state. The lowest rates, of 9.9 to 14.8%, tend to occur in more urban areas like the counties containing three of the five most populous cities (Portland, Salem, and Bend).

In the upper corner of the map is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Oregon compare to the rest of the United States. Overall, general disability rates in Oregon are 12.8 to 14.6%, which is the second-highest category.

Map produced August 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 OR showing rates of disability among females. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Oregon shows disability rate among females by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 10.0 to 22.4%.

The five largest urban areas (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Bend, and Medford) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Portland and Bend are in counties with the lowest rate of 10.0 to 14.6%. Salem, Eugene and Medford are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 14.7 to 17.5%.

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

  


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

This map of the state of Oregon shows disability rate among males by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 9.8 to 26.4%.

The five largest urban areas (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Bend, and Medford) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. 

Portland, Salem and Bend are in counties with the lowest rate of 9.8 to 14.5%. Eugene and Medford are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 14.6 to 17.4%.

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

This map of the state of Oregon shows rates of disability among veterans aged 18 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 24.6 to 49.9%.

The five largest urban areas (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Bend, and Medford) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Portland and Salem are in counties with the lowest rate of 24.6 to 32.7%. Eugene and Bend are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 32.8 to 36.4%. Medford is in a county with the second highest-rate of 36.5 to 41.7%.

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

This map of the state of Oregon shows poverty rates among people with disabilities of all ages by county. Poverty rates are broken into four levels from 10.6 to 32.7%.

The five largest urban areas (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Bend, and Medford) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Salem and Bend are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 18.4 to 20.9%. Medford is in a county with the second-highest rate of 21.0 to 22.7%. Eugene is in a county with the highest rate of 22.8 to 32.7%.

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: Oregon

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

This map of the state of Oregon shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.4 to 5.7%.

The five largest urban areas (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Bend, and Medford) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Portland and Salem are in counties with the lowest rate of 1.4 to 2.6%. Eugene, Bend, and Medford are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 2.7 to 3.1%.

Map produced April 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 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 OR showing rates of hearing impairment by county. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Oregon shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.9 to 10.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Bend, and Medford) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Portland, Salem, and Eugene are in counties with the lowest rate of 2.9 to 5.3%. Bend and Medford are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 5.4 to 6.2%.

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

This map of the state of Oregon shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 4.0 to 10.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Bend, and Medford) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Bend is in a county with the lowest rate of 4.0 to 5.8%. Portland and Salem are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 5.9 to 6.8%. Eugene and Medford are in counties with the second-highest rate of 6.9 to 7.6%.

Map produced April 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 OR showing rates of mobility difficulty. Text description on page.This map of the state of Oregon shows rates of people with mobility difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 4.6 to 14.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Bend, and Medford) 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. 

Portland, Salem and Bend are in counties with the lowest rate of 4.6 to 7.8%. Eugene and Medford are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 7.9 to 9.5%.

Map produced April 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 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 OR showing rates of self-care difficulty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Oregon shows rates of people with self-care difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.0 to 6.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Bend, and Medford) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Bend is in a county with the lowest rate of 1.2 to 2.5%. The other four cities are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 2.6 to 3.1%.

Map produced April 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 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 OR showing rates of IL difficulty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Oregon shows rates of independent living (IL) difficulty for people 18 years of age and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 3.8 to 10.5%.

The five largest urban areas (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Bend, and Medford) 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.

Bend is in a county with the lowest rate of 3.8 to 5.3%. Salem and Portland are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 5.4 to 6.6%. Eugene and Medford are in counties with the second-highest rate of 6.7 to 7.8%.

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.

Employment: Oregon

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

This map of Oregon shows employment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories ranging from 17.7 to 51.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Bend, and Medford) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Medford is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 31.6 to 34.4%. Eugene and Portland are in counties with the second-highest rate of 34.5 to 40.1%. Bend and Salem are in counties with the highest rate of 40.2 to 51.8%.

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

This map of Oregon shows unemployment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories from 3.1 to 9.1%.

 The five largest urban areas (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Bend, and Medford) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas

Bend is in a county with the lowest rate of 3.1 to 4.1%. Salem and Portland are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 4.2 to 5.1%. Eugene and Medford are in counties with the second-highest rate of 5.2 to 6.2%.

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

This map of Oregon 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 42.4 to 77.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Bend, and Medford) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Salem and Bend are in counties with the lowest rate of 42.4 to 52.3%. Portland and Eugene are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 52.4 to 57.2%. Medford is in a county with the highest rate of 62.0 to 77.0%.

Map produced August 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.