Mississippi

Demographic Data

Total state population
2,976,149
Total number of people with disabilities
16.8%
Breakdown by category of disability
Hearing difficulty
4.2%
Vision difficulty
3.8%
Cognitive difficulty
6.6%
Ambulatory difficulty
10.1%
Self-care difficulty
3.6%
Independent living difficulty
8.2%
Race/ethnicity breakdown
White
58.0%
Black or African American
38.0%
American Indian and Alaskan Native
0.5%
Asian
1.0%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Hispanic or Latino
3.0%
Other Race
1.0%
Two or more Races
1.5%

Employment and unemployment rates for people with disabilities

Employment rate for People with Disabilities (PwD)
27.7%
Unemployment rate for PwD
Number of PwD not working but actively looking for work
4.9%

Poverty rate for people with disabilities

Unemployment rate for PwD
32.5%

Number of AoD grantee programs across the country

Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE) of Mississippi, Inc.
1304 Vine Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Phone: 601-969-4009
ED:Augusta Smith
Phone: (601) 359-6242
ED:Charles Hughes
Institute for Disability Studies: Mississippi's UCEDD
The University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive #5163
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Main Phone: 601-266-5163
Toll Free Number: 888-671-0051
Main Fax: 601-266-5114
TTY: 888-671-0051
PADD/PAIMI/PAIR/PABSS/PAAT/PATBI/PAVA
Disability Rights Mississippi
5 Old River Place Suite 101
Jackson, Mississippi 39202
Phone & TDD: (601) 968-0600
Toll Free: (800) 772-4057
FAX: amaclaine@drms.ms
(601) 968-0665
CAP
MS Society for Disabilities
1675 Lakeland Drive
Jackson, MS 39216
Phone: (601) 362-2585
FAX: (601) 982-1951