Disability Status

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SourceAmerican Community Survey
Data TableDisability Status
ExplanationBased on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey data, approximately 34,142 Thurston County residents live with a disability.  Of these disabled individuals, approximately 43% were 65 years of age or older and 16% had incomes that were below the poverty level.

Disability

The U.S. Census Bureau defines disability as the product of interactions among: individuals’ bodies; their physical, emotional, and mental health; and the physical and social environment in which they live, work, or play. Under this definition, disability exists where the product of these interactions results in the limitation of activities and the restriction to full participation at school, work, home, or in the community.

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