Poverty rates continue to climb

Housing in a slum
Poverty up for people with disabilities

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that 28 percent of people with disabilities between ages 18 to 64 are living in poverty, more than double the rate of 12.5 percent for the general population.

A person was considered to live in poverty in 2010 if they make less than $11,139, according to an article in Disability Scoop.

Median income statistics also showed large differences between people with and without disabilities.

Men without disabilities are earning a median income of about $48,000 per year, compared to about $41,500 for men with disabilities. For women, the figures are about $37,000 to $32,000 per year.