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On July 26, 1990, 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. The following facts are made possible by the invaluable responses to the U.S. Census Bureau’s surveys.

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40.7 million or 12.8%

Total civilian noninstitutionalized population with a disability in the United States. Source: 2016 American Community Survey

20.1%

The percentage of the civilian noninstitutionalized population in West Virginia in 2016 with a disability — among the highest rates in the nation. Utah, at 9.9 percent, had the lowest rate. Source: 2016 American Community Survey

7.5 million

Total civilian noninstitutionalized population ages 18 to 64 employed with a disability. Source: 2016 American Community Survey

$22,047

Median earnings in the past 12 months (in 2016 inflation-adjusted dollars) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population age 16 and over with earnings and a disability. Source: 2016 American Community Survey

(Source: U.S. Census Bureau)