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 63809
Gender
   Male 28252
   Female 35557
Age
   Under 5 804
   5-17 3640
   18-34 7419
   35-64 25326
   65-74 8716
   75 and older 17904

2016 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 61,895
Gender
   Male 25,971
   Female 35,924
Age
   Under 5 982
   5-17 3,245
   18-34 5,244
   35-64 25,210
   65-74 8,314
   75 and older 18,900

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 60,423
Gender
   Male 25,299
   Female 35,124
Age
   Under 5 617
   5-17 3,692
   18-34 5,465
   35-64 25,753
   65-74 8,435
   75 and older 16,461

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 60,968
Gender
   Male 24,152
   Female 36,816
Age
   Under 5 962
   5-17 4,003
   18-34 6,333
   35-64 23,385
   65-74 8,144
   75 and older 18,141

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 64,190
Gender
   Male 25,409
   Female 38,781
Age
   Under 5 600
   5-17 3,690
   18-34 5,581
   35-64 25,609
   65-74 8,850
   75 and older 19,860

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 58,064
Gender
   Male 24,497
   Female 33,567
Age
   Under 5 916
   5-17 5,188
   18-34 4,771
   35-64 20,696
   65-74 7,615
   75 and older 18,878

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 58,582
Gender
   Male 24,342
   Female 34,240
Age
   Under 5 719
   5-17 4,120
   18-34 5,683
   35-64 23,032
   65-74 6,505
   75 and older 18,523

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 53,338
Gender
   Male 22,827
   Female 30,511
Age
   Under 5 669
   5-17 4,253
   18-34 3,413
   35-64 19,023
   65-74 7,842
   75 and older 18,138

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 55,728
Gender
   Male 22,704
   Female 33,024
Age
   Under 5 502
   5-17 2,724
   18-34 6,052
   35-64 22,045
   65-74 7,174
   75 and older 17,231

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 55,757
Gender
   Male 22,820
   Female 32,937
Age
   Under 5 1,361
   5-17 3,372
   18-64 25,430
   65-74 6,897
   75 and older 18,697

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.