Rhode Island

Demographic Data

Total state population
1,059,361
Total number of people with disabilities
13.1%
Breakdown by category of disability
Hearing difficulty
3.6%
Vision difficulty
1.9%
Cognitive difficulty
5.8%
Ambulatory difficulty
6.5%
Self-care difficulty
2.8%
Independent living difficulty
6.6%
Race/ethnicity breakdown
White
78.7%
Black or African American
7.4%
American Indian and Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
3.5%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Hispanic or Latino
16.3%
Other Race
5.9%
Two or more Races
4.2%

Employment and unemployment rates for people with disabilities

Employment rate for People with Disabilities (PwD)
34.8%
Unemployment rate for PwD
Number of PwD not working but actively looking for work
7.9%

Poverty rate for people with disabilities

Unemployment rate for PwD
29.1%

Number of AoD grantee programs across the country

Ocean State Center for Independent Living
1944 Warwick Avenue, Suite Three
Warwick, RI 02889
Phone: 401-738-1013
ED:Anthony Gallucci
Phone: (401) 737-1238
ED: Kevin Nerney
Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities
Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
Main Phone: 401-456-8072
Main Fax: 401-456-8150
CAP/PADD/PAIMI/PAIR/PABSS/PAAT/PATBI/PAVA
Disability Rights Rhode Island
33 Broad Street, Suite 601
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 831-3150
Toll Free: (800) 733-5332
FAX: (401) 274-5568
TDD: (401) 831-5335
Rhode Island Department of Health
ED:James Rajotte
ED:Carmen Boucher
ED:Jeffrey Hill
ED:Jolayemi Ahamiojie