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Facts for Features

May 29, 2013, is the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To celebrate, the U.S. Census Bureau has released a “Facts for Features” document that breaks down disability information from the 2010 U.S. Census into easily digestible nuggets perfect for journalists working on stories related to disability.

Some highlights include that 56.7 million people in the United States lived with a disability, that West Virginia had the highest percentage of people with non-institutionalized disabilities and that 23 percent of people with a disability lived in poverty.