Updated April 2019

Source: American Community Survey single-year data, U.S. Census Bureau. The following are estimates which were calculated based on weighted survey samples.

Year:



2017 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 148,261
Gender
   Male 66,663
   Female 81,598
Age
   Under 5 1,298
   5-17 8,038
   18-34 15,623
   35-64 63,728
   65-74 26,097
   75 and older 33,477

2016 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 151,924
Gender
   Male 68,406
   Female 83,518
Age
   Under 5 1,245
   5-17 8,368
   18-34 13,833
   35-64 65,027
   65-74 26,391
   75 and older 37,060

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 148,940
Gender
   Male 66,634
   Female 82,306
Age
   Under 5 1,167
   5-17 7,883
   18-34 15,588
   35-64 68,156
   65-74 22,246
   75 and older 33,900

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 139,756
Gender
   Male 62,633
   Female 77,123
Age
   Under 5 380
   5-17 7,029
   18-34 14,710
   35-64 59,511
   65-74 22,386
   75 and older 35,740

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 143,177
Gender
   Male 65,462
   Female 77,715
Age
   Under 5 1,175
   5-17 7,867
   18-34 14,583
   35-64 63,963
   65-74 22,222
   75 and older 33,367

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 149,123
Gender
   Male 65,775
   Female 83,348
Age
   Under 5 1,120
   5-17 6,951
   18-34 14,171
   35-64 68,464
   65-74 22,712
   75 and older 35,705

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 140,049
Gender
   Male 60,277
   Female 79,772
Age
   Under 5 784
   5-17 8,664
   18-34 12,430
   35-64 62,835
   65-74 21,195
   75 and older 34,141

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 149,024
Gender
   Male 69,114
   Female 79,910
Age
   Under 5 835
   5-17 8,236
   18-34 14,642
   35-64 66,863
   65-74 24,841
   75 and older 33,607

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 138,826
Gender
   Male 58,992
   Female 79,834
Age
   Under 5 1,182
   5-17 8,460
   18-34 13,131
   35-64 63,619
   65-74 18,597
   75 and older 33,837

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 153,597
Gender
   Male 68,954
   Female 84,643
Age
   Under 5 1,398
   5-17 5,156
   18-64 38,233
   65-74 9,848
   75 and older 14,319

Definition and scope: The term vision difficulty refers to individuals who reported they have serious difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses or contact lenses, as well as those who are blind or unable to see at all.

Data source: 2008-2016 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates. https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/

Comparing American Community Survey 1-year data with other data: Generally, American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates can be compared with other ACS 1-year data. However, since ACS variables change over time, some areas and subjects must be compared with caution, or not compared at all. In this instance, the 2008-2016 ACS 1-year estimates are comparable because the vision loss variable was written the same in the 2008-2015 ACS instruments.