RISP Infographics

People with IDD in the United States

People with IDD in the United States. Infographic of 100 silhouettes of people arranged in 5 rows of 20. These people represent 7.39 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the US in 2019. A blue box is drawn around 22 people, representing 22% of people with IDD known to state IDD agencies. 19 of those 22 are highlighted in green, representing 19% of people with IDD who received long-term supports and services through state IDD agencies.

There were 7.39 million people with an intellectual or developmental disability in the United States in 2019. Of those, 22% or 1.58 million people were known to their state developmental disabilities agency. 19% or 1.40 million people received at least one long-term support or service in addition to case management.

Note: US prevalence estimates for adults are from 1994/95 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Disability Supplement. Prevalence (Larson, et al., 2001). Estimates for children are from the 2016 NHIS (Zablotsky et al., 2017).

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