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 57,579
Gender
   Male 26,025
   Female 31,554
Age
   Under 5 53
   5-17 4,276
   18-34 7,429
   35-64 20,585
   65-74 8,609
   75 and older 16,177

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 57,891
Gender
   Male 26,352
   Female 31,539
Age
   Under 5 787
   5-17 5,471
   18-34 5,768
   35-64 21,925
   65-74 7,928
   75 and older 16,012

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 51,659
Gender
   Male 24,878
   Female 26,781
Age
   Under 5 506
   5-17 3,039
   18-34 6,408
   35-64 20,123
   65-74 6,730
   75 and older 14,853

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 54,445
Gender
   Male 24,635
   Female 29,810
Age
   Under 5 743
   5-17 2,405
   18-34 5,039
   35-64 20,676
   65-74 6,842
   75 and older 18,740

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 49,311
Gender
   Male 22,286
   Female 27,025
Age
   Under 5 404
   5-17 3,131
   18-34 4,848
   35-64 19,488
   65-74 6,247
   75 and older 15,193

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 48,313
Gender
   Male 23,403
   Female 24,910
Age
   Under 5 541
   5-17 2,601
   18-34 5,431
   35-64 18,776
   65-74 6,558
   75 and older 14,406

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 46,627
Gender
   Male 20,913
   Female 25,714
Age
   Under 5 783
   5-17 2,965
   18-34 3,202
   35-64 17,982
   65-74 5,235
   75 and older 16,460

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 50,676
Gender
   Male 23,562
   Female 27,114
Age
   Under 5 457
   5-17 3,247
   18-34 5,903
   35-64 19,885
   65-74 5,445
   75 and older 15,739

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 51,405
Gender
   Male 21,980
   Female 29,425
Age
   Under 5 311
   5-17 2,403
   18-64 23,751
   65-74 7,331
   75 and older 17,609

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.