Puerto Rico

Demographic Data

Total state population
2,828,255
Total number of people with disabilities
21.4%
Breakdown by category of disability
Hearing difficulty
4.3%
Vision difficulty
6.4%
Cognitive difficulty
9.7%
Ambulatory difficulty
12.2%
Self-care difficulty
5.1%
Independent living difficulty
11.4%
Race/ethnicity breakdown
White
0.9%
Black or African American
12.4%
American Indian and Alaskan Native
0.0%
Asian
0.0%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Hispanic or Latino
64.1%
Other Race
17.2%
Two or more Races
4.7%

Employment and unemployment rates for people with disabilities

Employment rate for People with Disabilities (PwD)
23.1%
Unemployment rate for PwD
Number of PwD not working but actively looking for work
8.6%

Poverty rate for people with disabilities

Unemployment rate for PwD
50.5%

Number of AoD grantee programs across the country

P&A
CAP/PADD/PAIMI/PAIR/PABSS/PAAT/PATBI/PAVA
(Office Location)
Defensoría de las Personas con Impedimentos (DPI)
Centro Gubernamental Minillas
Torre Sur, Piso 2, Oficina 204
Ave. De Diego Santurce, PR 00912

(Mailing Address)
Defensoría de las Personas con Impedimentos (DPI)
Centro Gubernamental Minillas
P.O. Box 41309, San Juan, PR 00940-1309
Phone: (787) 725-2333
State DD Council
Phone: (787) 722-059
ED:Carmen Pereles Centeno (Interim)

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