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 18890
Gender
   Male 7408
   Female 11482
Age
   Under 5 0
   5-17 454
   18-34 2924
   35-64 7683
   65-74 2601
   75 and older 5228

2016 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 19,290
Gender
   Male 8,486
   Female 10,804
Age
   Under 5 73
   5-17 1,402
   18-34 2,708
   35-64 7,704
   65-74 3,165
   75 and older 4,238

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 20,350
Gender
   Male 8,767
   Female 11,583
Age
   Under 5 641
   5-17 1,445
   18-34 2,666
   35-64 8,088
   65-74 2,855
   75 and older 4,655

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 19,938
Gender
   Male 8,653
   Female 11,285
Age
   Under 5 307
   5-17 2,205
   18-34 2,492
   35-64 7,555
   65-74 3,282
   75 and older 4,097

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 19,850
Gender
   Male 9,931
   Female 9,919
Age
   Under 5 288
   5-17 870
   18-34 2,593
   35-64 8,165
   65-74 3,150
   75 and older 4,784

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 18,560
Gender
   Male 8,491
   Female 10,069
Age
   Under 5 456
   5-17 636
   18-34 1,901
   35-64 7,520
   65-74 1,987
   75 and older 6,060

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 18,384
Gender
   Male 8,209
   Female 10,175
Age
   Under 5 322
   5-17 1,130
   18-34 1,052
   35-64 8,041
   65-74 2,927
   75 and older 4,912

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 17,581
Gender
   Male 6,534
   Female 11,047
Age
   Under 5 383
   5-17 1,134
   18-34 1,382
   35-64 8,226
   65-74 2,548
   75 and older 3,908

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 19,014
Gender
   Male 9,072
   Female 9,942
Age
   Under 5 0
   5-17 786
   18-34 2,410
   35-64 6,289
   65-74 2,904
   75 and older 6,625

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 22,910
Gender
   Male 10,503
   Female 12,407
Age
   Under 5 177
   5-17 1,176
   18-64 12,421
   65-74 3,412
   75 and older 5,724

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.