Disability Statistics

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  • Cornell University
    The disability statistics on this website are estimated by Cornell University using the following data sources: Current Population Survey, Census 2000 and the American Community Survey. For more information please visit http://disabilitystatistics.org or call (607) 255-7727 (Voice) or (607) 255-2891 (TTY).

  • National Organization on Disability
    The National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.), in cooperation with the Harris Poll, provides timely survey research data on the participation of people with disabilities in American life. Their latest survey, the 2004 N.O.D./Harris Survey of Americans with Disabilities covers participation gaps between Americans with and without disabilities in ten major life activities. In addition, www.nod.org offers the disability community, policy-makers, media and others easy access to an assortment of other disability-related surveys and studies. For more information please visit https://www.nod.org/ or (202) 293-5960 (Voice) or (202) 293-5968 (TTY).

  • U.S. Census Bureau
    The definition of a disability varies and therefore the collection of disability statistics depends on the purpose for which it is being used and the survey collecting the information. The Census Bureau collects disability data from four surveys, however, other agencies also collect disability data. Depending on your needs, one survey may be more suitable than another. For more information please visit http://www.census.gov/topics/health/disability.html.