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By State, The Total Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population 5 Years Old And Over Reporting A Disability, By Age Group (2000).
State Total Population Age 5 And Over Total
Population Age 5 And Over Reporting Disability
Total
Population Age 5-15 Reporting Disability
Total
Population Age 16-64 Reporting Disability
Total
Population Age 65 And Over Reporting Disability
Alabama
4,071,185
 945,705
 45,509
 625,152
 275,044
Alaska
557,705
 83,220
6,943 
60,428
15,849
Arizona
4,667,187
902,252 
 45,944
596,787
259,521
Arkansas
2,440,964
576,471 
 29,882
373,189
 173,400
California
30,853,063
5,923,361 
 277,503
4,180,265
1,465,593
Colorado
3,926,325
638,654 
 36,459
442,906
 159,289
Connecticut
3,120,953
546,813 
 28,990
354,892
 162,931
Delaware
716,691
131,794 
8,380 
86,808 
 36,606
District of
Columbia
528,933
115,980 
 4,850
82,850
 28,280
Florida
14,730,208
3,274,566 
138,574 
2,060,447
 1,075,545
Georgia
7,402,293
1,456,812 
 77,105
 1,021,162
 358,545
Hawaii
1,087,490
 199,819
 8,719
 126,956
 64,144
Idaho
1,174,093
 200,498
 12,573
 128,221
 59,704
Illinois
11,350,345
1,999,717 
 111,378
 1,314,461
573,878 
Indiana
5,563,619
 1,054,757
 61,622
 691,505
 301,630
Iowa
2,686,760
 446,665
 25,355
 268,708
 152,602
Kansas
2,440,373
429,687 
23,238 
 269,361
137,088 
Kentucky
3,695,005
874,156 
 41,986
597,121 
235,049 
Louisiana
4,045,963
880,047 
 52,782
 591,783
235,482 
Maine
1,187,124
237,910 
 14,271
 151,738
71,901 
Maryland
4,843,046
854,345 
 51,788
 574,662
227,895 
Massachusetts
5,860,845
 1,084,746
 58,228
 721,277
 305,241
Michigan
9,138,340
 1,711,231
 108,655
 1,106,899
 495,677
Minnesota
4,526,211
 679,236
 43,780
 431,252
 204,204
Mississippi
2,575,139
607,570 
28,342 
 410,818
 168,410
Missouri
5,120,568
 973,637
 54,120
616,238 
 303,279
Montana
831,694
 145,732
8,191 
 92,257
 45,284
Nebraska
1,561,301
 250,534
 13,832
 156,301
 80,401
Nevada
1,823,351
 375,910
 14,979
 274,115
86,816 
New Hampshire
1,145,557
 193,893
 13,558
 126,725
53,610 
New Jersey
7,735,218
1,389,811 
66,861 
911,891 
 411,059
New Mexico
1,659,502
 338,430
 18,374
228,041 
 92,015
New York
17,464,264
 3,606,147
 181,450
2,484,017 
940,680 
North Carolina
7,316,733
 1,540,365
 74,141
 1,043,436
 422,788
North Dakota
586,289
97,817 
5,586 
 58,630
 33,601
Ohio
10,417,902
1,909,489 
 113,374
 1,213,081
583,034 
Oklahoma
3,124,998
 676,098
 35,033
 440,453
 200,612
Oregon
3,158,684
 593,301
 33,170
 384,202
 175,929
Pennsylvania
11,336,483
 2,111,771
 106,668
 1,292,308
 712,795
Rhode Island
967,557
195,806 
 10,629
 127,389
 57,788
South Carolina
3,652,809
 810,857
 40,209
 557,200
 213,448
South Dakota
686,094
 114,619
 6,087
 68,804
39,728 
Tennessee
5,214,986
1,149,693 
56,317 
 773,713
 319,663
Texas
18,761,475
3,605,542 
 192,288
 2,533,276
 879,978
Utah
1,998,373
298,686 
21,858 
203,442 
73,386 
Vermont
568,445
97,167 
 6,303
 62,571
 28,293
Virginia
6,377,588
1,155,083 
67,398 
 770,600
 317,085
Washington
5,395,395
981,007 
 54,523
 656,028
 270,456
West Virginia
1,681,351
410,781 
19,097 
 262,514
 129,170
Wisconsin
4,939,875
 790,917
 53,192
495,488 
 242,237
Wyoming
451,175
77,143 
4,825 
 50,843
 21,475

Note: People age 5 years old and over are considered to have a disability if they report one or more of the following criteria from one or more of the following categories as defined by the 2000 U.S. Census:
(a) sensory disability: blindness, deafness, or severe vision or hearing impairment;
(b) physical disability: substantial limitation in the ability to perform basic physical activities, such as walking, climbing stairs, reaching, lifting, or carrying;
(c) mental disability: difficulty learning, remembering, or concentrating;
(d) self-care disability: difficulty dressing, bathing, or getting around inside the home.
In addition to the above, people 16 years old and over are considered to have a disability if they report:
(e) go-outside-home disability: difficulty going outside the home alone to shop or visit a doctor's office.
People age 16-64 years are considered to have a disability if they report any of the above and/or:
(f) employment disability: difficulty working at a job or business.
Therefore, the column "Total Population Age 5-15 Reporting Disability" includes only disabilities from categories (a), (b), (c), and (d).
The column "Total Population Age 16-64 Reporting Disability"
includes disabilities from categories (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), and (f).
The column "Total Population Age 65 And Over Reporting Disability" includes only disabilities from categories (a), (b), (c), (d), and (e).

To find the percent of people in a state reporting a disability, divide the total population in the state reporting a disability by the total population of the state and multiply the result by 100. Example: Calculate the total percent of people in Texas reporting a disability. This calculation would be: 3,605,542/18,761,475=.1922 and .1922x100=19.22%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000

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