The 2021 Report on Disability in New Hampshire

The Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire regularly publishes a report about the characteristics of the population with disabilities in New Hampshire, Facts & Figures. The 2021 edition is available as a PDF download: Facts & Figures: 2021 Report on Disability in New Hampshire. This 18-page report presents a wealth of disability-related statistics in clear summary form with lots of graphics.

The statistics focus on four primary topics: population size (all ages), education (ages 25 and older), employment (ages 18-64), private health care coverage (ages 19-64), and public health care coverage (under age 64). Facts & Figures also includes comparisons to neighboring states and the nation.

The statistics in this report are from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Keep in mind that these numbers do not reflect the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, which had a large impact on employment for both people with and without disabilities.

The information can be useful in policymaking, program evaluation, research, and advocacy work. It can also be useful in direct work with students, helping them to understand their disabilities in the larger community context.