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 109452
Gender
   Male 50871
   Female 58581
Age
   Under 5 1865
   5-17 7027
   18-34 16218
   35-64 43276
   65-74 16625
   75 and older 24441

2016 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 110,334
Gender
   Male 51,790
   Female 58,544
Age
   Under 5 1,369
   5-17 5,915
   18-34 15,058
   35-64 46,380
   65-74 15,865
   75 and older 25,747

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 103,511
Gender
   Male 49,143
   Female 54,386
Age
   Under 5 784
   5-17 6,937
   18-34 11,946
   35-64 41,594
   65-74 16,224
   75 and older 26,026

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 101,965
Gender
   Male 51,124
   Female 50,841
Age
   Under 5 1,454
   5-17 7,070
   18-34 14,939
   35-64 39,120
   65-74 13,712
   75 and older 25,670

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 108,599
Gender
   Male 51,552
   Female 57,047
Age
   Under 5 1,409
   5-17 6,728
   18-34 14,953
   35-64 45,956
   65-74 12,876
   75 and older 26,677

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 88,318
Gender
   Male 43,612
   Female 44,706
Age
   Under 5 2,532
   5-17 5,441
   18-34 10,531
   35-64 36,432
   65-74 9,938
   75 and older 23,444

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 93,370
Gender
   Male 44,176
   Female 49,194
Age
   Under 5 764
   5-17 7,508
   18-34 9,577
   35-64 35,411
   65-74 12,484
   75 and older 27,626

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 88,5778
Gender
   Male 38,388
   Female 50,190
Age
   Under 5 1,612
   5-17 6,593
   18-34 9,051
   35-64 37,777
   65-74 9,773
   75 and older 23,772

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 85,009
Gender
   Male 39,221
   Female 45,788
Age
   Under 5 1,168
   5-17 6,522
   18-34 10,389
   35-64 32,178
   65-74 8,811
   75 and older 25,911

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 83,072
Gender
   Male 37,486
   Female 45,586
Age
   Under 5 1,094
   5-17 4,614
   18-64 42,726
   65-74 9,672
   75 and older 24,966

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.