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 19008
Gender
   Male 8877
   Female 10131
Age
   Under 5 412
   5-17 1135
   18-34 3100
   35-64 8302
   65-74 2895
   75 and older 3164

2016 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 15,873
Gender
   Male 6,689
   Female 9,184
Age
   Under 5 255
   5-17 846
   18-34 2,013
   35-64 5,546
   65-74 3,453
   75 and older 3,760

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 15,372
Gender
   Male 7,489
   Female 7,883
Age
   Under 5 267
   5-17 913
   18-34 2,818
   35-64 5,943
   65-74 2,284
   75 and older 3,147

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 13,940
Gender
   Male 7,048
   Female 6,892
Age
   Under 5 527
   5-17 892
   18-34 1,333
   35-64 5,108
   65-74 2,663
   75 and older 3,417

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 14,573
Gender
   Male 7,777
   Female 6,796
Age
   Under 5 581
   5-17 980
   18-34 1,136
   35-64 6,205
   65-74 2,577
   75 and older 3,094

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 15,569
Gender
   Male 8,275
   Female 7,294
Age
   Under 5 217
   5-17 447
   18-34 1,611
   35-64 7,119
   65-74 2,161
   75 and older 4,014

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 11,337
Gender
   Male 6,109
   Female 5,228
Age
   Under 5 219
   5-17 529
   18-34 1,282
   35-64 4,263
   65-74 2,338
   75 and older 2,706

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 14,881
Gender
   Male 6,785
   Female 8,096
Age
   Under 5 581
   5-17 1,147
   18-34 1,652
   35-64 7,271
   65-74 1,656
   75 and older 2,574

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 15,498
Gender
   Male 7,268
   Female 8,230
Age
   Under 5 78
   5-17 1,984
   18-34 1,658
   35-64 7,515
   65-74 1,345
   75 and older 2,918

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 13,809
Gender
   Male 7,203
   Female 6,606
Age
   Under 5 304
   5-17 683
   18-64 8,684
   65-74 1,448
   75 and older 2,690

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.