West Virginia

Demographic Data

Total state population
1,792,147
Total number of people with disabilities
19.8%
Breakdown by category of disability
Hearing difficulty
6.3%
Vision difficulty
3.9%
Cognitive difficulty
7.9%
Ambulatory difficulty
11.7%
Self-care difficulty
4.0%
Independent living difficulty
8.8%
Race/ethnicity breakdown
White
93.1%
Black or African American
3.7%
American Indian and Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
0.8%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Hispanic or Latino
1.5%
Other Race
0.4%
Two or more Races
1.8%

Employment and unemployment rates for people with disabilities

Employment rate for People with Disabilities (PwD)
28.9%
Unemployment rate for PwD
Number of PwD not working but actively looking for work
5.5%

Poverty rate for people with disabilities

Unemployment rate for PwD
32.8%

Number of AoD grantee programs across the country

Mountain State Centers for Independent Living
821 Fourth Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304-525-3324
ED:Anne Weeks
Appalachian Center for Independent Living, Inc.
4710 Chimney Drive, Suite C
Charleston, WV 25302
Phone: 304-965-0376
ED: Larry Paxton
Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living
601-603 East Brockway Avenue, Suite A & B
Morgantown, WV 26501
Phone: 304-296-6091
ED: Willis McCollam
Phone: (304) 558-0416
ED:Steve Wiseman
Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED)
West Virginia University
959 Hartman Run Road, Research Park
Morgantown, WV 26505
Main Phone: 304-293-4692
Toll Free Number: 888-829-9426
Main Fax: 304-293-7294
TTY: 800-518-1448
ED:contact@cedwvu.org
CAP/PADD/PAIMI/PAIR/PABSS/PAAT/PATBI/PAVA
Disability Rights West Virginia
Litton Bldg, 4th Floor
1207 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone & TDD: (304) 346-0847
Toll Free: (800) 950-5250
FAX: (304) 346-0867
Center for Excellence in Disabilities at West Virginia University
ED:April Fincham
ED:Amanda Acord-Vira
ED:Miranda Talkington