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By State, The Total Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population 16-64 Years Old Reporting A Disability, By Disability Type (2000).
State Total Population Age 16-64 Total Sensory Disability Total Physical Disability Total Mental Disability Total Self-Care Disability Total
Go-Outside-Home Disability
Total Employ-
ment Disability
Alabama
2,815,333 
87,407
242,888
 137,890
 67,859
218,347
385,357
Alaska
401,841
12,738
24,752
14,434
6,166
16,309
33,402
Arizona
3,169,173
75,819
195,811
116,795
54,351
193,055
386,013
Arkansas
1,666,895 
55,667
155,323
85,829
42,884
118,478
230,674
California
21,570,148
430,965
1,183,313
777,304
361,699
1,718,472
2,770,128
Colorado
2,847,842
61,307
150,835
97,710
38,397
125,994
281,355
Connecticut
2,149,614
38,818
106,774
71,331
31,117
112,637
235,521
Delaware
497,601
9,482
31,113
17,563
8,343
26,057
55,842
District of Columbia
391,946
9,046
22,865
14,868
7,597
34,873
52,741
Florida
9,715,134
225,397
678,177
374,748
185,366
711,602
1,375,413
Georgia
5,306,618
122,519
336,687
190,182
93,199
375,962
665,995
Hawaii
745,317
14,897
37,297
23,062
9,953
45,939
84,839
Idaho
807,071
22,523
50,213
32,282
11,206
32,424
76,114
Illinois
7,919,587
149,660
400,908
244,061
127,809
488,862
856,080
Indiana
3,884,065
97,418
243,669
144,016
63,617
204,264
439,868
Iowa
1,826,699
38,646
94,825
62,129
23,990
72,550
170,499
Kansas
1,669,088
39,391
97,710
57,769
26,164
76,730
170,139
Kentucky
2,604,977
93,983
272,012
153,775
68,758
184,839
362,754
Louisiana
2,799,048
84,895
218,850
130,896
63,645
194,701
362,213
Maine
 818,423
22,075
61,140
39,858
13,719
34,626
95,531
Maryland
3,412,197
66,513
179,392
107,170
49,855
197,403
369,237
Massachusetts
4,111,458
76,536
206,421
152,624
62,131
236,241
485,779
Michigan
6,332,137
141,663
407,873
258,692
119,393
364,094
677,661
Minnesota
3,163,716
58,445
147,511
105,269
39,529
122,287
271,332
Mississippi
1,767,972
59,357
160,056
91,723
46,732
149,788
254,929
Missouri
3,516,489
87,756
246,232
146,894
64,877
190,954
378,583
Montana
571,484
16,650
39,896
24,331
8,426
20,867
53,146
Nebraska
1,066,390
22,414
54,087
 31,815
13,681
43,931
100,138
Nevada
1,294,567
30,876
80,214
40,044
20,829
87,779
187,066
New Hampshire
807,076
17,276
44,987
29,913
10,681
29,933
81,115
New Jersey
5,362,242
89,164
254,298
155,968
83,248
352,853
621,662
New Mexico
1,133,564
33,927
81,624
50,691
21,007
71,594
139,826
New York
12,193,044
232,280
727,449
445,299
230,484
1,025,473
1,612,931
North Carolina
5,172,069
129,209
367,562
192,675
99,607
351,209
685,749
North Dakota
398,305
8,605
19,722
13,077
4,685
15,849
36,897
Ohio
7,186,632
168,657
467,143
286,071
124,621
370,910
743,595
Oklahoma
2,147,470
75,526
182,503
97,982
46,171
129,520
267,379
Oregon
2,210,613
57,786
148,831
99,147
35,930
102,713
233,988
Pennsylvania
7,668,809
166,614
468,704
290,100
135,245 
392,486
816,308
Rhode Island
667,036
13,595
37,235
27,898
10,135
41,662
84,727
South Carolina
2,553,295
70,969
193,568
109,757
55,826
191,369
364,284
South Dakota
459,778
10,648
25,175
14,015
5,740
17,793
43,232
Tennessee
3,678,482
114,530
312,347
183,537
84,094
249,497
483,768
Texas
 13,176,208
320,255
772,134
436,390
233,468
926,299
1,651,821
Utah
1,391,541
30,675
64,869
48,039
15,705
57,907
123,396
Vermont
399,438
9,631
23,847
16,467
5,412
13,946
38,669
Virginia
4,536,339
95,470
266,078
157,394
70,504
252,621
493,605
Washington
3,809,080
104,094
244,954
161,318
62,242
184,708
402,370
West Virginia
1,164,290
46,793
129,827
78,514
33,566
79,846
153,380
Wisconsin
3,413,234
66,156
171,072
113,929
46,301
145,305
309,567
Wyoming
 315,859
9,179
19,592
11,194
3,911
10,950
30,952

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
.

The same person could contribute a number (one frequency count) to more than one disability type listed in the table. Therefore, adding together the totals of different disability types for a particular state will not give the total number of people reporting a disability in that state. For example, the same person could report a sensory disability and a self-care disability. That person, thus, would add a number to the sensory total, as well as to the self-care total for their state. However, adding together the totals of different disability types for a particular state will give the number of actual disabilities reported in the state. For information on the total number of people reporting a disability by state see the State Table on total population reporting disability, by age group.

To find the percent of people age 16-64 in a state reporting a particular disability type, divide the total population age 16-64 reporting the disability type by the total population age 16-64 of the state. Example: Calculate the percent of people age 16-64 in Rhode Island reporting a self-care disability. This calculation would be: 10,135/667,036=.0152 and .0152x100=1.52%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000

 

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