|English: Seal of the United States Census Bureau. The blazon is defined here as: On a shield an open book beneath which is a lamp of knowledge emitting rays above in base two crossed quills. Around the whole a wreath of single leaves, surrounded by an outer band bearing between two stars the words "U.S. Department of Commerce" in the upper portion and "Bureau of the Census" in the lower portion, the lettering concentric with an inner beaded rim and an outer dentilated rim. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Fun With Numbers: Census Bureau Issues Report on Americans With Disabilities
The United States Census Bureau has issued its 2010 report on Americans with Disabilities. You can read the entire report here.You can review a summary here.
The report is full of useful information. For example, 56.7 million people, or about 18.7% of the American population, has a disability. For those under 15 years of age, 8.4% (about 5.2 million) had a disability, of which about half were classified as having a severe disability (4.2% of the total or about 2.6 million kids).
Of all Americans, about 8.1 million people have difficulty seeing and about 30.6 million people have disabilities that impair their mobility.
There is a wealth of other helpful information in the report. You should see if you can locate any other useful numbers.