Disability Status

Data Tables


Based on the 2015-2019 American Community Survey data, approximately 36,503 Thurston County residents live with a disability.  Of those living with a disability, approximately 43% were 65 years of age or older and 15% 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