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Office of Disability Employment Policy

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Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How many people with disabilities are there in the United States?

According to the U. S. Census Bureau, about 49.7 million Americans have a disability, which includes people of all ages. About two-thirds of these individuals have a severe disability. Statistical information about persons with disabilities can be obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau Web site, or by phone at 301-457-3242. Additional sources of disability statistics can be found online at