Updated May 2018

Source: American Community Survey single-year data, U.S. Census Bureau. The following are estimates which were calculated based on weighted survey samples.

Year:



2016 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 269,766
Gender
   Male 118,475
   Female 151,291
Age
   Under 5 1,926
   5-17 18,976
   18-34 34,426
   35-64 113,853
   65-74 46,696
   75 and older 53,889

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 259,793
Gender
   Male 113,896
   Female 145,897
Age
   Under 5 2,424
   5-17 16,675
   18-34 29,369
   35-64 111,005
   65-74 45,111
   75 and older 55,209

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 257,990
Gender
   Male 114,575
   Female 143,415
Age
   Under 5 3,392
   5-17 15,945
   18-34 30,936
   35-64 114,469
   65-74 42,312
   75 and older 50,936

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 258,192
Gender
   Male 110,193
   Female 147,999
Age
   Under 5 2,515
   5-17 16,833
   18-34 27,832
   35-64 119,125
   65-74 40,215
   75 and older 51,672

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 240,243
Gender
   Male 111,567
   Female 128,676
Age
   Under 5 4,568
   5-17 16,527
   18-34 27,103
   35-64 109,032
   65-74 35,371
   75 and older 47,642

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 241,911
Gender
   Male 109,957
   Female 131,954
Age
   Under 5 4,017
   5-17 17,098
   18-34 27,234
   35-64 107,394
   65-74 33,618
   75 and older 52,550

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 223,374
Gender
   Male 97,309
   Female 126,065
Age
   Under 5 3,119
   5-17 15,153
   18-34 25,317
   35-64 97,814
   65-74 32,441
   75 and older 49,530

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 218,982
Gender
   Male 94,797
   Female 124,185
Age
   Under 5 3,666
   5-17 13,905
   18-34 23,412
   35-64 97,408
   65-74 30,336
   75 and older 50,255

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 239,169
Gender
   Male 103,981
   Female 135,188
Age
   Under 5 3,842
   5-17 19,042
   18-64 130,332
   65-74 31,470
   75 and older 54,483

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.