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Persons with a Disability

This indicator shows the percentage of the population that are limited in any activities because of physical, mental, or emotional problems.

Persons with a Disability

12.6
10.8
Comparison: U.S. Value 

10.8

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Douglas

Categories: Health / Disabilities
Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the national value.
American Community Survey single year estimates are available for geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2014

Why is this important?

People with a disability have difficulties performing activities due to a physical, mental, or emotional condition. The extent to which a person is limited by a disability is heavily dependent on the social and physical environment in which he or she lives. Without sufficient accommodations, people with disabilities may have difficulties living independently or fulfilling work responsibilities. Several federal agencies use information on the size, distribution, and needs of the disabled population in order to develop policies, distribute funds, and develop programs for individuals with disabilities.

Persons with a Disability : Time Series

2008: 11.0 2009: 10.3 2010: 11.2 2011: 9.8 2012: 9.5 2013: 10.8

percent

Persons with a Disability by Age

<5: 1.1 5-17: 5.3 18-64: 9.3 65+: 35.5 Overall: 10.8

percent

Persons with a Disability by Gender

Female: 10.6 Male: 11.0 Overall: 10.8

percent

Persons with a Disability by Race

Asian: 6.8 Black or African American: 12.2 Hispanic or Latino: 6.0 Other: 11.2 Two or more races: 7.9 White, non-Hispanic: 11.6 Overall: 10.8

percent

Persons with a Disability

Comparison: Prior Value 

10.8

percent
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Douglas

Categories: Health / Disabilities
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
American Community Survey single year estimates are available for geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2014

Why is this important?

People with a disability have difficulties performing activities due to a physical, mental, or emotional condition. The extent to which a person is limited by a disability is heavily dependent on the social and physical environment in which he or she lives. Without sufficient accommodations, people with disabilities may have difficulties living independently or fulfilling work responsibilities. Several federal agencies use information on the size, distribution, and needs of the disabled population in order to develop policies, distribute funds, and develop programs for individuals with disabilities.

Persons with a Disability : Time Series

2008: 11.0 2009: 10.3 2010: 11.2 2011: 9.8 2012: 9.5 2013: 10.8

percent

Persons with a Disability by Age

<5: 1.1 5-17: 5.3 18-64: 9.3 65+: 35.5 Overall: 10.8

percent

Persons with a Disability by Gender

Female: 10.6 Male: 11.0 Overall: 10.8

percent

Persons with a Disability by Race

Asian: 6.8 Black or African American: 12.2 Hispanic or Latino: 6.0 Other: 11.2 Two or more races: 7.9 White, non-Hispanic: 11.6 Overall: 10.8

percent