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 41,772
Gender
   Male 20,196
   Female 21,576
Age
   Under 5 63
   5-17 2,797
   18-34 4,485
   35-64 17,861
   65-74 5,372
   75 and older 11,194

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 37,338
Gender
   Male 18,914
   Female 18,424
Age
   Under 5 556
   5-17 1,970
   18-34 4,747
   35-64 15,754
   65-74 5,220
   75 and older 9,091

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 36,159
Gender
   Male 16,046
   Female 20,113
Age
   Under 5 252
   5-17 2,594
   18-34 4,988
   35-64 12,017
   65-74 5,554
   75 and older 10,754

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 42,202
Gender
   Male 20,110
   Female 22,092
Age
   Under 5 0
   5-17 3,091
   18-34 5,623
   35-64 15,665
   65-74 6,285
   75 and older 11,538

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 33,935
Gender
   Male 15,672
   Female 18,263
Age
   Under 5 323
   5-17 2,838
   18-34 3,146
   35-64 13,389
   65-74 4,428
   75 and older 9,811

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 35,539
Gender
   Male 15,520
   Female 20,019
Age
   Under 5 991
   5-17 2,398
   18-34 2,946
   35-64 13,387
   65-74 5,992
   75 and older 9,825

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 33,223
Gender
   Male 15,127
   Female 18,096
Age
   Under 5 795
   5-17 2,421
   18-34 4,508
   35-64 12,403
   65-74 3,554
   75 and older 9,542

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 29,163
Gender
   Male 15,568
   Female 13,595
Age
   Under 5 476
   5-17 1,458
   18-34 3,480
   35-64 11,616
   65-74 3,106
   75 and older 9,033

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 29,941
Gender
   Male 14,957
   Female 14,984
Age
   Under 5 736
   5-17 2,097
   18-64 13,850
   65-74 3,481
   75 and older 9,777

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.