Virginia 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: Virginia

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

This map of Virginia shows general rates of disability across the state at the county level. Disability rates are broken into four categories, from 5.4 to 25.7%.

The five largest cities (Roanoke, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach) 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. Disability rates are highest (18.4 to 25.7%) in the western and southern parts of the state bordering Kentucky and West Virginia. The lowest rates (5.4 to 11.7%) are found in the northeastern part of the state.

In the upper corner of the map is an inset map of the United States showing how overall general disability rates in Virginia compare to the rest of the United States. Overall, general disability rates in Virginia are in the lowest category.

Map produced September 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 VA showing rates of disability among females. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Virginia shows disability rate among females by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 5.6 to 26.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Roanoke, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Fredericksburg is in a county with the lowest rate of 5.6 to 11.3%. Virginia Beach and Lynchburg are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 11.4 to 14.7%. Richmond and Roanoke are in counties with the second-highest rate of 14.8 to 18.4%.

Many of the counties with the highest rate are in the far western part of the state, with the other high rate counties scattered near the southern border.

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

 


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

This map of the state of Virginia shows disability rate among males by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 5.3 to 29.9%.

The five largest urban areas (Roanoke, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas. 

Fredericksburg and Lynchburg are in counties with the lowest rate of 5.3 to 11.8%. Richmond and Virginia Beach are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 11.9 to 14.4%. Roanoke is in a county with the second-highest rate of 14.5 to 18.2%.

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

This map of the state of Virginia shows rates of disability among veterans aged 18 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 8.9 to 58.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Roanoke, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Fredericksburg and Virginia Beach are in counties with the lowest rate of 8.9 to 19.3%. Lynchburg is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 19.4 to 27.5%. Richmond and Roanoke are in counties with the second-highest rate of 27.6 to 37.8%.

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.

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

This map of the state of Virginia shows poverty rates among people with disabilities of all ages by county. Poverty rates are broken into four levels from 8.9 to 58.1%.

The five largest urban areas (Roanoke, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

All five cities are in counties with the highest rate of 25.0 to 42.6%.

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: Virginia

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

This map of the state of Virginia shows rates of people with vision difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 0.7 to 8.9%.

The five largest urban areas (Roanoke, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Fredericksburg and Virginia Beach are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 1.9 to 2.4%. Richmond, Lynchburg and Roanoke are in counties with the second-highest rate of 2.5 to 3.3%.

Map produced June 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 VA showing rates of hearing impairment by county. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Virginia shows rates of people with hearing difficulty for ages 5 and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.6 to 9.8%.

 The five largest urban areas (Roanoke, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Roanoke is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 3.3 to 4.2%. The other four cities are in counties with the lowest rate of 1.6 to 3.2%.

Most of the counties with the highest rate of 5.6 to 9.8% are in the western spur and edge of the state.

Map produced June 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 VA showing rates of cognitive difficulty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Virginia shows rates of people with cognitive difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.0 to 10.6%.

The five largest urban areas (Roanoke, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Fredericksburg is in a county with the lowest rate of 2.0 to 4.1%. Lynchburg is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 4.2 to 5.5%. Roanoke and Virginia Beach are in counties with the second-highest rate of 5.6 to 7.2%. Richmond is in a county with the highest rate of 7.3 to 10.6%.

Map produced June 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 VA showing rates of mobility difficulty. Text description on page.This map of the state of Virginia shows rates of people with mobility difficulty for all ages by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.5 to 19.3%.

The five largest urban areas (Roanoke, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach) 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.

Fredericksburg is in a county with the lowest rate of 2.5 to 6.3%. Virginia Beach and Lynchburg are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 6.4 to 8.2%. Richmond and Roanoke are in counties with the second-highest rate of 8.3 to 10.5%.

Map produced June 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 VA showing rates of self-care difficulty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Virginia shows rates of people with self-care difficulty by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 1.0 to 6.2%.

The five largest urban areas (Roanoke, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Fredericksburg is in a county with the lowest rate of 1.0 to 2.3%. Lynchburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 2.4 to 3.0%. Roanoke is in a county with the second-highest rate of 3.1 to 4.1%.

Map produced June 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 VA showing rates of IL difficulty. Text description on page.

This map of the state of Virginia shows rates of independent living (IL) difficulty for people 18 years of age and older by county. Rates are broken into four categories from 2.3 to 16.4%.

 The five largest urban areas (Roanoke, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach) 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.

Fredericksburg is in a county with the lowest rate of 2.3 to 5.0%. Richmond is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 5.1 to 6.4%. Roanoke, Lynchburg and Virginia Beach are in counties with the second-highest rate of 6.5 to 8.0%.

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

 


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Employment: Virginia

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

This map of Virginia shows employment rates among people with disabilities. The data includes people ages 18 to 64. Rates are broken into four categories ranging from 9.5 to 62.4%.

The five largest urban areas (Roanoke, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Fredericksburg is in a county with the second-highest rate of 34.5 to 41.3%. The other four cities are in counties with the second-lowest rate of 27.0 to 34.4%.

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.

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

This map of Virginia 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 17.8%.

The five largest urban areas (Roanoke, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Lynchburg is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 3.1 to 4.8%. Roanoke is in a county with the second-highest rate of 4.9 to 6.3%. Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Virginia Beach are in counties with the highest rate of 6.4 to 17.8%.

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

This map of Virginia 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 32.0 to 87.0%.

The five largest urban areas (Roanoke, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach) are labeled on the map to show if there are any differences between rates in urban compared to rural areas.

Fredericksburg is in a county with the lowest rate of 32.0 to 52.9%. Richmond is in a county with the second-lowest rate of 53.0 to 59.5%. Lynchburg, Roanoke and Virginia Beach are in counties with the second-highest rate of 60.0 to 68.7%.

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.