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 24,491
Gender
   Male 11,541
   Female 12,950
Age
   Under 5 132
   5-17 993
   18-34 2,226
   35-64 8,867
   65-74 4,299
   75 and older 7,947

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 21,952
Gender
   Male 9,727
   Female 12,225
Age
   Under 5 116
   5-17 629
   18-34 2,295
   35-64 7,907
   65-74 3,233
   75 and older 7,772

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 24,142
Gender
   Male 11,596
   Female 12,546
Age
   Under 5 70
   5-17 1,237
   18-34 1,825
   35-64 9,229
   65-74 3,690
   75 and older 8,091

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 25,593
Gender
   Male 12,388
   Female 13,205
Age
   Under 5 462
   5-17 1,396
   18-34 1,720
   35-64 9,564
   65-74 4,186
   75 and older 8,265

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 23,568
Gender
   Male 12,050
   Female 11,518
Age
   Under 5 74
   5-17 1,287
   18-34 1,314
   35-64 8,905
   65-74 4,463
   75 and older 7,525

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 23,131
Gender
   Male 12,362
   Female 10,769
Age
   Under 5 326
   5-17 1,789
   18-34 1,667
   35-64 8,712
   65-74 3,706
   75 and older 6,931

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 23,488
Gender
   Male 10,962
   Female 12,526
Age
   Under 5 65
   5-17 1,319
   18-34 2,721
   35-64 9,283
   65-74 3,465
   75 and older 6,635

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 21,670
Gender
   Male 9,845
   Female 11,825
Age
   Under 5 40
   5-17 881
   18-34 1,838
   35-64 8,330
   65-74 3,091
   75 and older 7,490

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 23,324
Gender
   Male 10,944
   Female 12,380
Age
   Under 5 30
   5-17 1,105
   18-64 9,119
   65-74 4,397
   75 and older 8,673

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.

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.