Urban, community, and service planners make decisions every day that affect the shape and function of our built environment. Many of these decisions determine community access for people with disabilities. Information on the disability population will support more disability-relevant planning. The American Community Survey provides information on the extent of disability at the national, state, and substate levels. Few planners are familiar with this information and what it can provide.
This website provides housing and population tables at the county (or group of counties) level based on pooled 2005-2007 public-use data from the American Community Survey.
The population tables provide summary statistics by disability status regarding: age, race, gender, ethnicity, education, labor force participation, transportation to work, and poverty.
The housing tables provide summary statistics for households with and without members with disabilities regarding size of household, building type, household ownership and number of household vehicles.
To access these tables: