Disability Maps: Nonworking Out-of-School Youth and Young Adults

Race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic characteristics

In this interactive map, we highlight state- and county-level variation in the demographic and socioeconomic composition of nonworking out of school youth and young adults (OSY) with disabilities.

The drop-down options available in the series include:

  • Nonworking OSY with disabilities
  • Nonworking OSY with disabilities that:
    • Come from a selection of racial and ethnic minority groups
    • Did not complete high school
    • Live in poverty

To compare a county-specific statistic to its state-level result, select a state and then hover over the counties on the map or download the data.

Data Sources: Staff from Mathematica generated population estimates for OSY with disabilities using data from the IPUMS USA version of the American Community Survey (ACS) from 2009 through 2019 (IPUMS USA, University of Minnesota, ipums.org).

Technical notes: Youth and young adults with disabilities were defined as youth and young adults aged 16-24 who report difficulty with at least one of the following: hearing, vision, cognition, mobility, self-care, or independent living. The IPUMS USA version of the ACS includes sample weights, which allow researchers to produce nationally representative estimates. Estimated shares are subject to sampling variation, and counties with small populations may have estimates with larger margins of error.