US Census Reports Releases Statistics on Disability


U.S. Census Bureau releases disability statistics

The Census Bureau recently released a Fact Sheet on Disabilities
in preparation for the 17th Anniversary of the Americans with
Disabilities Act. Updated numbers show the following:

* 51.2 million people have some level of disability
(18 % of population).

* 32.5 million have a severe disability (12% of whole population).

* 4 million children have a disability (or 11% of children
ages 6 to 14

To view the entire fact sheet, go to:

Editor's note:

The preceding data were collected from a variety of
sources and may be subject to sampling variability and other
sources of error. Questions or comments should be directed to the
Census Bureau's Public Information Office: phone: 301-763-3030;
fax: 301-763-3762; or email:

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau

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