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 27557
Gender
   Male 11778
   Female 15779
Age
   Under 5 165
   5-17 2100
   18-34 8098
   35-64 9374
   65-74 3999
   75 and older 3821


2016 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 15,754
Gender
   Male 6,893
   Female 8,861
Age
   Under 5 214
   5-17 1,286
   18-34 1,582
   35-64 6,803
   65-74 2,314
   75 and older 3,555

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 17,786
Gender
   Male 8,812
   Female 8,974
Age
   Under 5 247
   5-17 888
   18-34 2,773
   35-64 8,376
   65-74 2,522
   75 and older 2,980

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 18,187
Gender
   Male 8,573
   Female 9,614
Age
   Under 5 0
   5-17 552
   18-34 2,222
   35-64 9,192
   65-74 2,678
   75 and older 3,543

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 12,808
Gender
   Male 4,561
   Female 8,247
Age
   Under 5 0
   5-17 552
   18-34 1,446
   35-64 6,538
   65-74 2,109
   75 and older 2,163

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 15,657
Gender
   Male 6,296
   Female 9,361
Age
   Under 5 131
   5-17 1,225
   18-34 1,495
   35-64 7,942
   65-74 1,977
   75 and older 2,887

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 14,470
Gender
   Male 6,310
   Female 8,160
Age
   Under 5 0
   5-17 650
   18-34 2,445
   35-64 6,138
   65-74 2,254
   75 and older 2,983

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 10,180
Gender
   Male 4,196
   Female 5,984
Age
   Under 5 200
   5-17 287
   18-34 1,034
   35-64 4,353
   65-74 1,309
   75 and older 2,997

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 15,156
Gender
   Male 5,934
   Female 9,222
Age
   Under 5 59
   5-17 1,155
   18-34 2,119
   35-64 5,854
   65-74 2,818
   75 and older 3,151

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 12,736
Gender
   Male 5,088
   Female 7,648
Age
   Under 5 191
   5-17 309
   18-64 6,417
   65-74 2,181
   75 and older 3,638

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. www.census.gov/acs/www/

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.