Percentage of People with and without Disabilities Below the Poverty Level, Age 18 to 64, 2016
We identified and compared the poverty rate of people age 18 to 64 with and without disabilities living in the community. This measure indicates income that is insufficient to meet minimal food and other basic needs. This measure allows us to see that people without disabilities have a lower poverty rate (US Average is 12.6% with a range of 6.9% in New Hampshire to 18.4% in Mississippi) than people with disabilities (US average is 27.7% with a range of 17.7% in Alaska to 38.5% in the District of Columbia).
This disparity in poverty rate suggests that many more people with disabilities and their families live in poverty than people without disabilities and their families, and may struggle to meet basic needs.
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6.9% to 12.4%
12.5% to 19.5%
19.6% to 27.6%
27.7% to 38.5%
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Data source. 2016, ACS, 5 year Estimates, Table C18130, Age by Disability Status by Poverty Status. Calculation. Number in each group (people with disabilities or people without disabilities) who are below the poverty level divided by the total population of each group. Note. The poverty level refers to income that is below a minimum threshold based on family size and composition.
Percentage of People with and without Disabilities Below the Poverty Level, Age 18 to 64 by region
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Percentage of People with and without Disabilities Below the Poverty Level, Age 18 to 64 by Region. Click on a state to view city data, where available.