South Carolina

Demographic Data

Total state population
5,148,714
Total number of people with disabilities
14.2%
Breakdown by category of disability
Hearing difficulty
3.8%
Vision difficulty
2.9%
Cognitive difficulty
5.4%
Ambulatory difficulty
7.8%
Self-care difficulty
2.9%
Independent living difficulty
6.5%
Race/ethnicity breakdown
White
66.7%
Black or African American
26.5%
American Indian and Alaskan Native
0.4%
Asian
1.7%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.1%
Hispanic or Latino
5.8%
Other Race
2.2%
Two or more Races
2.4%

Employment and unemployment rates for people with disabilities

Employment rate for People with Disabilities (PwD)
33.8%
Unemployment rate for PwD
Number of PwD not working but actively looking for work
7.7%

Poverty rate for people with disabilities

Unemployment rate for PwD
26.9%

Number of AoD grantee programs across the country

CILs
disAbility Resource Center dba:AccessAbility
7944 Dorchester Road, Suite 5
North Charleston, SC 29418
Phone: 843-225-5080
ED:Julia Martinelli
Walton Options for Independent Living, Inc.
P.O. Box 519, 514 West Avenue
North Augusta, SC 29841
Phone: 803-279-9611
ED:Tiffany Clifford
ABLE South Carolina
720 Gacern Road, Suite 106
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803-779-5121
ED:Kimberly Tissot
State DD Council
Phone: (803) 734-0465
ED:Valarie Bishop
UCEDDs
Center for Disability Resources
University of South Carolina
Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
Columbia, SC 29208
Main Phone: 803-935-5231
Main Fax: 803-935-5059
State P&A
PADD/PAIMI/PAIR/PABSS/PAAT/PATBI/PAVA/CAP
Disability Rights South Carolina
3710 Landmark Drive, Suite 208
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone & TTY: (803) 782-0639
Toll Free: (866) 275-7273
FAX: (803) 790-1946
Toll-Free TTY: (866) 232-4525

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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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