Louisiana

Demographic Data

Total state population
4,648,794
Total number of people with disabilities
15.9%
Breakdown by category of disability
Hearing difficulty
4.1%
Vision difficulty
3.8%
Cognitive difficulty
6.5%
Ambulatory difficulty
8.4%
Self-care difficulty
3.2%
Independent living difficulty
7.0%
Race/ethnicity breakdown
White
61.8%
Black or African American
32.4%
American Indian and Alaskan Native
0.6%
Asian
1.8%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Hispanic or Latino
5.4%
Other Race
1.4%
Two or more Races
2.0%

Employment and unemployment rates for people with disabilities

Employment rate for People with Disabilities (PwD)
34.2%
Unemployment rate for PwD
Number of PwD not working but actively looking for work
6.9%

Poverty rate for people with disabilities

Unemployment rate for PwD
29.4%

Number of AoD grantee programs across the country

CILs
Southwest Louisiana Independence Center, Inc.
4320 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Phone: 337-477-7194
ED:Mitch Granger
New Horizons Independent Living Center
1111-A Hawn Avenue, Suite A
Shreveport, LA 71107
Phone: 318-671-8131
ED:Gale Dean
New Orleans Resources For Independent Living, Inc.
2001 21st Street
Kenner, LA 70062
Phone: 504-522-1955
ED:Yavonka Archaga
State DD Council
Phone: (225) 342-6804
ED:Shawn Fleming (Interim)
State P&A
CAP/PADD/PAIMI/PAIR/PABSS/PAAT/PATBI/PAVA
Disability Rights Louisiana
8325 Oak Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone &TDD: (504) 522-2337
Toll Free: (800) 960-7705
FAX: (504) 522-5507

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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.

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