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 160,135
Gender
   Male 74,159
   Female 85,976
Age
   Under 5 1,787
   5-17 10,292
   18-34 18,764
   35-64 66,129
   65-74 26,051
   75 and older 37,112

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 156,894
Gender
   Male 74,927
   Female 81,967
Age
   Under 5 1,364
   5-17 10,533
   18-34 17,780
   35-64 65,779
   65-74 25,017
   75 and older 36,421

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 166,034
Gender
   Male 74,080
   Female 91,954
Age
   Under 5 1,415
   5-17 12,503
   18-34 15,488
   35-64 73,812
   65-74 22,665
   75 and older 40,151

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 162,873
Gender
   Male 73,235
   Female 89,638
Age
   Under 5 2,162
   5-17 11,001
   18-34 18,875
   35-64 69,506
   65-74 21,959
   75 and older 39,370

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 144,239
Gender
   Male 68,905
   Female 75,334
Age
   Under 5 3,024
   5-17 9,378
   18-34 14,814
   35-64 62,805
   65-74 20,828
   75 and older 33,390

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 141,148
Gender
   Male 62,542
   Female 78,606
Age
   Under 5 2,595
   5-17 9,627
   18-34 13,785
   35-64 59,977
   65-74 18,768
   75 and older 36,396

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 126,538
Gender
   Male 56,834
   Female 69,704
Age
   Under 5 1,324
   5-17 7,254
   18-34 14,253
   35-64 53,398
   65-74 18,577
   75 and older 31,732

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 131,489
Gender
   Male 61,156
   Female 70,333
Age
   Under 5 1,691
   5-17 7,294
   18-34 14,724
   35-64 52,858
   65-74 18,223
   75 and older 36,699

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 135,935
Gender
   Male 63,433
   Female 72,502
Age
   Under 5 1,841
   5-17 10,215
   18-64 69,171
   65-74 19,668
   75 and older 35,040

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.