Iowa: Disability Employment Statistics

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Iowa By the Numbers

Population and Employment Statistics1

Working Age Population with a Disability (18-64): 176,866

  • Percentage that did not work by Disability Type
Cognitive ​49.6%
Hearing 34.8%
Ambulatory 63.4%
Visual 41.1%



Percentage of working age people with disabilities that do not have jobs.

SourceAmerica/AbilityOne Network By the Numbers2

3 nonprofit agencies headquartered in Iowa participated in the program as SourceAmerica/AbilityOne Authorized Providers.


35 Individuals with Significant Disabilities Employed, including 3 Veterans


Average AbilityOne Employee Wage


$22.8 million
Total AbilityOne Sales

1 Data from 2019 American Community Survey
2 Fiscal Year 2022 data proprietary to SourceAmerica®

SourceAmerica Nonprofit Agencies Headquartered in Iowa

  • Genesis Development
  • Goodwill Solutions, Inc.
  • Heartland Goodwill Enterprises

Other Nonprofit Agencies with AbilityOne Contracts in Iowa

  • Green Resources Management
  • The ARC of the Quad Cities