Median Individual Income of People with and without Disabilities with Earnings, Age 16 and Above, 2016
We identified and compared the median individual income of people age 16 years and older with and without disabilities living in the community. We use median income because it is less influenced by numbers that are very large or very small, and as a result provides more accurate information. This measure allows us to see that people without disabilities have a higher individual median income (US Average is $31,865 with a range of $26,486 in Idaho to $50,125 in the District of Columbia) than people with disabilities (US average is $21,509 with a range of $17,611 in Maine to $31,164 in Alaska).
This disparity suggests that people with disabilities receive annually less money through income than people without disabilities, and may suggest the relative economic insecurity experienced by many people with disabilities. That is, people with disabilities may experience greater difficulty meeting basic needs. It is also important to note that people who have a disability may be associated with a higher cost of living which suggests people with disabilities may require more economic resources to meet basic needs.
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$17,611 to $20,862
$20,863 to $26,832
$26,833 to $31,129
$31,130 to $50,152
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Data source. 2016, American Community Survey, 5 Year Estimates, Table B18140, Median earnings in the past 12 months (in 2011 inflation-adjusted dollars) by disability status by sex for the civilian noninstitutionalized population 16 years and over with earnings. Calculation. For each state and using 5 year ACS estimates, the median is identified by placing individual incomes (of people age 16 and over with and without disabilities living in the community) in value order and finding the middle number. Note. Individual income refers to an individual's income received on a regular basis, and before any deductions or payments, on a regular basis in the past 12 calendar months.
Median Individual Income of People with and without Disabilities with Earnings, Age 16 and Above by region
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Median Individual Income of People with and without Disabilities with Earnings, Age 16 and Above by Region. Click on a state to view city data, where available.