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 540287
Gender
   Male 243588
   Female 296699
Age
   Under 5 4627
   5-17 31458
   18-34 57032
   35-64 193192
   65-74 89914
   75 and older 164064

2016 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 543,551
Gender
   Male 247,080
   Female 296,471
Age
   Under 5 2,954
   5-17 26,476
   18-34 56,097
   35-64 199,285
   65-74 91,765
   75 and older 166,974

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 489,702
Gender
   Male 223,752
   Female 265,950
Age
   Under 5 5,823
   5-17 22,681
   18-34 43,833
   35-64 181,760
   65-74 76,397
   75 and older 159,208

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 470,141
Gender
   Male 210,572
   Female 259,569
Age
   Under 5 4,827
   5-17 23,931
   18-34 43,115
   35-64 174,592
   65-74 79,607
   75 and older 144,069

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 494,997
Gender
   Male 228,529
   Female 266,468
Age
   Under 5 5,337
   5-17 26,422
   18-34 42,196
   35-64 190,798
   65-74 74,827
   75 and older 155,417

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 437,118
Gender
   Male 197,317
   Female 239,801
Age
   Under 5 4,946
   5-17 21,015
   18-34 34,770
   35-64 166,285
   65-74 68,841
   75 and older 141,261

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 427,753
Gender
   Male 192,710
   Female 235,043
Age
   Under 5 3,718
   5-17 21,035
   18-34 34,587
   35-64 155,043
   65-74 63,187
   75 and older 150,183

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 400,040
Gender
   Male 176,580
   Female 223,460
Age
   Under 5 4,850
   5-17 19,785
   18-34 31,060
   35-64 146,983
   65-74 58,772
   75 and older 138,590

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 416,578
Gender
   Male 189,219
   Female 227,359
Age
   Under 5 4,746
   5-17 18,629
   18-34 33,648
   35-64 146,300
   65-74 61,830
   75 and older 151,425

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 437,393
Gender
   Male 188,785
   Female 248,608
Age
   Under 5 4,523
   5-17 21,795
   18-64 195,145
   65-74 64,145
   75 and older 151,785

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.