Americans With Disabilities Act Anniversary July 26, 2021

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The Americans With Disabilities Act Turns 31 Today.

On July 26, 1990, then-President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services.

Americans With Disability Act turns 31. Photo of disabled worker in wheelchair talking with able-bodies colleague
The Americans With Disabilities anniversary is July 26

This Facts for Features provides a demographic snapshot of the U.S. population with a disability and examines various services available to them. The statistics come from various U.S. Census Bureau censuses and surveys, covering different periods of time.

The following facts are possible thanks to responses to the Census Bureau’s surveys. We appreciate the public’s cooperation as we continuously measure America’s people, places and economy.  

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41.1 million or 12.7%

The total civilian non-institutionalized population with a disability in the United States in 2019. 

Source: 2019 American Community Survey


The percentage of the civilian non-institutionalized population in West Virginia in 2019 with a disability — the highest rate of any state in the nation. Utah, at 9.3%, had the lowest rate.

Source: 2019 American Community Survey

7.9 million

The total civilian non-institutionalized population ages 18 to 64 with a disability who were employed in 2019. 

Source: 2019 American Community Survey


Median earnings in the past 12 months (in 2019 inflation-adjusted dollars) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population age 16 and over with a disability who had earnings in 2019.

Source: 2019 American Community Survey

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