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 254,419
Gender
   Male 112,835
   Female 141,584
Age
   Under 5 2,528
   5-17 15,332
   18-34 24,576
   35-64 98,298
   65-74 44,917
   75 and older 68,768

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 238,692
Gender
   Male 109,041
   Female 129,651
Age
   Under 5 2,889
   5-17 16,737
   18-34 24,595
   35-64 93,721
   65-74 37,483
   75 and older 63,267

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 257,236
Gender
   Male 109,656
   Female 147,580
Age
   Under 5 3,178
   5-17 18,628
   18-34 28,072
   35-64 97,465
   65-74 39,438
   75 and older 70,455

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 263,654
Gender
   Male 123,242
   Female 140,412
Age
   Under 5 3,702
   5-17 17,546
   18-34 30,463
   35-64 104,658
   65-74 35,792
   75 and older 71,493

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 248,262
Gender
   Male 108,494
   Female 139,768
Age
   Under 5 4,550
   5-17 18,349
   18-34 27,477
   35-64 93,394
   65-74 35,760
   75 and older 68,732

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 219,495
Gender
   Male 99,049
   Female 120,446
Age
   Under 5 4,214
   5-17 15,989
   18-34 19,253
   35-64 84,842
   65-74 29,253
   75 and older 65,944

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 212,022
Gender
   Male 89,342
   Female 122,680
Age
   Under 5 3,554
   5-17 12,583
   18-34 19,758
   35-64 78,998
   65-74 29,591
   75 and older 67,538

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 217,060
Gender
   Male 91,585
   Female 125,475
Age
   Under 5 3,128
   5-17 13,794
   18-34 20,579
   35-64 81,156
   65-74 31,186
   75 and older 67,217

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 241,169
Gender
   Male 102,459
   Female 138,710
Age
   Under 5 3,813
   5-17 13,920
   18-64 115,248
   65-74 33,000
   75 and older 75,188

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.