Disability Status

Data Tables


Based on the 2016-2020 American Community Survey data, approximately 37,771 Thurston County residents live with a disability.  Of those living with a disability, approximately 42% were 65 years of age or older and 16% had incomes below the poverty level.


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.


U.S. Census Bureau: American Community Survey