Vermont 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: Vermont

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

This map of Vermont shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 11.0 to 19.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Burlington, Barre-Montpelier, Rutland, Bennington, and Brattleboro) are labeled to show if there are any differences between disability rates in urban vs rural areas. Overall, there are higher rates of disability in rural counties than urban ones. The lowest rates, of 11.0 to 12.4%, are found in the counties around Burlington and Barre-Montpelier. The highest rates, of 16.7 to 19.8%, are found in only three counties, in the northeast and southwest corners of the state. The eastern side of the state has rates of primarily 15.9 to 16.6%.

In the upper corner is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Vermont compare to the rest of the country. Overall, general disability rates in Vermont are in the third-highest 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 VT showing rates of disability among females. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Vermont shows disability rate among females by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 10.9 to 19.7%.

The five largest urban areas (Burlington, Barre-Montpelier, Rutland, Bennington, and Brattleboro) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Burlington is in a county with the lowest rate of 10.9 to 12.0%. Barre-Montpelier and Rutland are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 12.1 to 15.2%. Brattleboro is in a county with the second-highest rate of 15.3 to 17.0%. Bennington is in a county with the highest rate of 17.1 to 19.7%.

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

 


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

This map of the state of Vermont shows disability rate among males by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 10.2 to 22.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Burlington, Barre-Montpelier, Rutland, Bennington, and Brattleboro) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. 

Barre-Montpelier and Burlington are in counties with the lowest rate of 10.2 to 12.9%. Rutland is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 13.0 to 16.6%. Bennington and Brattleboro are in counties with the second-highest rate of 16.7 to 17.0%.

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

This map of the state of Vermont shows rates of disability among veterans aged 18 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 22.4 to 37.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Burlington, Barre-Montpelier, Rutland, Bennington, and Brattleboro) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Burlington and Barre-Montpelier are in counties with the lowest rate of 22.4 to 27.4%. Bennington is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 27.5 to 32.0%. Rutland and Brattleboro are in counties with the second-highest rate of 32.1 to 34.2%.

 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.

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

This map of the state of Vermont shows poverty rates among people with disabilities of all ages by county. Poverty rates are broken into four levels from 14.6 to 27.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Burlington, Barre-Montpelier, Rutland, Bennington, and Brattleboro) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Burlington and Rutland are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 18.1 to 19.0%. Barre-Montpelier and Bennington are in counties with the second-highest rate of 19.1 to 21.0%. Brattleboro is in a county with the highest rate of 21.1 to 27.0%.

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: Vermont

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

This map of the state of Vermont shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.5 to 1.7%.

The five largest urban areas (Burlington, Barre-Montpelier, Rutland, Bennington, and Brattleboro) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Burlington, Barre-Montpelier, and Bennington are in counties with the lowest rate of 1.5 to 1.7%. Brattleboro is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 1.8 to 1.9%. Rutland is in a county with the second-highest rate of 2.0 to 2.7%.

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

This map of the state of Vermont shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 3.2 to 7.9%.

The five largest urban areas (Burlington, Barre-Montpelier, Rutland, Bennington, and Brattleboro) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Burlington and Barre-Montpelier are in counties with the lowest rate of 3.2 to 4.3%. Brattleboro is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 4.4 to 5.2%. Rutland and Bennington are in counties with the second-highest rate of 5.3 to 5.6%.

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

This map of the state of Vermont shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 4.2 to 8.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Burlington, Barre-Montpelier, Rutland, Bennington, and Brattleboro) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Burlington and Barre-Montpelier are in counties with the lowest rate of 4.2 to 5.5%. Rutland is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 5.6 to 6.0%. Bennington and Brattleboro are in counties with the highest rate of 7.1 to 8.6%.

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 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 VT showing rates of mobility difficulty. Text description on page.This map of the state of Vermont shows rates of people with mobility difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 5.1 to 9.2%.

The five largest urban areas (Burlington, Barre-Montpelier, Rutland, Bennington, and Brattleboro) 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. 

Burlington and Barre-Montpelier are in counties with the lowest rate of 5.1 to 6.0%. Rutland is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 6.1 to 7.3%. Bennington and Brattleboro are in counties with the second-highest rate of 7.4 to 8.1%.

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

This map of the state of Vermont shows rates of people with self-care difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.0 to 4.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Burlington, Barre-Montpelier, Rutland, Bennington, and Brattleboro) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Burlington is in a county with the lowest rate of 2.0 to 2.4%. Barre-Montpelier is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 2.5 to 2.7%. Rutland and Bennington are in counties with the second-highest rate 2.8 to 3.1%. Brattleboro is in a county with the highest rate of 3.2 to 4.1%.

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

This map of the state of Vermont 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 8.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Burlington, Barre-Montpelier, Rutland, Bennington, and Brattleboro) 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.

Burlington and Barre-Montpelier are in counties with the lowest rate of 3.8 to 5.4%. Rutland and Brattleboro are in counties with the second-highest rate of 6.1 to 6.7%. Bennington is in a county with the highest rate of 6.8 to 8.3%.

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

 


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Employment: Vermont

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

This map of Vermont shows employment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories ranging from 26.6 to 49.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Burlington, Barre-Montpelier, Rutland, Bennington, and Brattleboro) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Brattleboro is in a county with the lowest rate of 26.6 to 33.3%. Barre-Montpelier, Rutland, and Bennington are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 33.4 to 42.1%. Burlington is in a county with the second-highest rate of 42.2 to 43.8%.

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

This map of Vermont shows unemployment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.9 to 6.7%.

The five largest urban areas (Burlington, Barre-Montpelier, Rutland, Bennington, and Brattleboro) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Barre-Montpelier is in a county with the lowest rate of 1.9 to 4.1%. Rutland is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 4.2 to 5.3%. Bennington is in a county with the second-highest rate of 5.4 to 6.0%. Brattleboro and Burlington is in a county with the highest rate of 6.1 to 6.7%.

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

This map of Vermont 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 47.0 to 67.9%.

The five largest urban areas (Burlington, Barre-Montpelier, Rutland, Bennington, and Brattleboro) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Burlington is in a county with the lowest rate of 47.0 to 50.7%. Barre-Montpelier and Rutland are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 50.8 to 54.0%. Bennington is in a county with the second-highest rate of 54.1 to 60.3%. Brattleboro is in a county with the highest rate of 60.4 to 67.9%.

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.