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 168593
Gender
   Male 80415
   Female 88178
Age
   Under 5 1976
   5-17 10601
   18-34 20574
   35-64 59599
   65-74 28986
   75 and older 46857

2016 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 173,173
Gender
   Male 80,942
   Female 92,231
Age
   Under 5 2,398
   5-17 13,301
   18-34 17,866
   35-64 59,527
   65-74 32,659
   75 and older 47,422

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 163,987
Gender
   Male 72,938
   Female 91,049
Age
   Under 5 2,686
   5-17 11,018
   18-34 15,114
   35-64 59,959
   65-74 28,609
   75 and older 46,601

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 162,541
Gender
   Male 74,800
   Female 87,741
Age
   Under 5 1,356
   5-17 11,428
   18-34 16,103
   35-64 58,407
   65-74 29,175
   75 and older 46,072

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 159,252
Gender
   Male 71,825
   Female 87,427
Age
   Under 5 1,382
   5-17 8,580
   18-34 22,850
   35-64 59,523
   65-74 24,787
   75 and older 42,130

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 132,623
Gender
   Male 64,572
   Female 68,051
Age
   Under 5 2,207
   5-17 8,684
   18-34 14,603
   35-64 50,116
   65-74 19,321
   75 and older 37,692

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 125,881
Gender
   Male 58,643
   Female 67,238
Age
   Under 5 2,857
   5-17 8,479
   18-34 16,067
   35-64 42,478
   65-74 17,633
   75 and older 38,367

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 129,839
Gender
   Male 60,620
   Female 69,219
Age
   Under 5 1,995
   5-17 7,391
   18-34 12,070
   35-64 51,097
   65-74 19,486
   75 and older 37,800

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 134,421
Gender
   Male 63,147
   Female 71,274
Age
   Under 5 2,019
   5-17 11,090
   18-34 12,390
   35-64 50,301
   65-74 17,123
   75 and older 41,498

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 164,146
Gender
   Male 76,297
   Female 87,849
Age
   Under 5 2,012
   5-17 12,177
   18-64 83,472
   65-74 18,362
   75 and older 48,123

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 2008-2016 ACS instruments.