Disabilities Census Data

Percent of People with Disabilities in the US Population

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56.7 million – Number of people with a disability living in the United States in 2010. They represented 19 percent of the civilian noninstitutionalized population. Disabilities include, for instance, having difficulty seeing, hearing, having speech understood, walking, bathing, dressing, eating, preparing meals, going outside the home, or doing housework, having Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism, cerebral palsy, or dyslexia, and being frequently depressed or anxious.

How Common are Specific Disabilities?

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Percentage of People with Disabilities by Age

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