Response: May 2014 Issue

The r-list: Disabilities in America

The r-list: Disabilities in America

303,858,000
U.S. civilian population. Of this, about 56.7 million (18.7%) live with a disability.
 
241,682,000
U.S. civilian population 15 or older.

21.3%
People 15 and over who live with a disability.

14.8%
People 15 and over with a sight disability.

3.1%
People 15 and over with a hearing disability.

1.2%
People 15 and over with a speech disability.

12.6%
People 15 and over who have difficulty walking.

6.3%
People 15 and over with a mental or emotional disability.

41.1%
People 15 and over with a disability who are employed.

Source: “Americans With Disabilities: 2010 Household Economic Studies,” U.S. Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/p70-131.pdf


CORRECTED May r-list

The r-list in the printed May 2014 issue of response included multiple errors. The r-list above contains the correct figures. For the complete report on which this r-list is based go to http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/p70-131.pdf

response regrets the error.
 

Yvette Moore is editor of response, the magazine of United Methodist Women.

Posted or updated: 5/15/2014 11:00:00 PM
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