District of Columbia

Demographic Data

Total state population
705,749
Total number of people with disabilities
11.3%
Breakdown by category of disability
Hearing difficulty
1.9%
Vision difficulty
2.0%
Cognitive difficulty
4.7%
Ambulatory difficulty
6.3%
Self-care difficulty
2.1%
Independent living difficulty
5.2%
Race/ethnicity breakdown
White
42.5%
Black or African American
45.4%
American Indian and Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
4.1%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Hispanic or Latino
11.3%
Other Race
4.4%
Two or more Races
3.3%

Employment and unemployment rates for people with disabilities

Employment rate for People with Disabilities (PwD)
38.3%
Unemployment rate for PwD
Number of PwD not working but actively looking for work
17.3%

Poverty rate for people with disabilities

Unemployment rate for PwD
39.3%

Number of AoD grantee programs across the country

CILs
The District of Columbia Center for Independent Living, Inc.
2600 12th Street, Northeast
Washington, DC 20018
Phone: (202)388-0033
Fax: (202)398-3018
ED:Richard A. Simms
State DD Council
Phone: (202)724-8612
ED:Alison Whyte
State P&A
CAP/PADD/PAIMI/PAIR/PABSS/PAAT/PATBI/PAVA
Disability Rights DC
220 I Street, NE, Suite 130
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 547-0198
FAX: (202) 547-2662

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This website was created by The Lewin Group/TASH under the Administration for Community Living (Administration on Disabilities) . Contract HHSP233201500088I / 75P00120F37007.