National and State-Level Disability Statistics Available in Annual Compendium

The 2016 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium gathers the most recent national statistics on people with disabilities from various federal programs and agencies. It provides current statistics and time trends related to the prevalence of disabilities as well as key indicators on employment, health, community living, and other outcomes of importance in monitoring the well-being of individuals with disabilities.

The Compendium draws upon a variety of data sources including national surveys such as the American Community Survey, Current Population Survey, and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System; annual reports such as the Annual Statistical Report and Annual Statistical Supplement from the Social Security Administration; websites from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Special Education Programs, Rehabilitation Services Administration, and Bureau of Labor Statistics; and publications on topics including healthcare costs, federal expenditures, and international disability and work statistics.

The 2016 Annual Disability Statistics Supplement (307 pg. PDF) is a companion report to the 2016 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium. The Supplement presents statistics on the same topics as the Compendium with additional categorizations by demographic characteristics including age, gender and race/ethnicity.

Both the Compendium and the Supplement are published by the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability, with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).