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 64,958
Gender
   Male 28,919
   Female 36,039
Age
   Under 5 1,399
   5-17 3,761
   18-34 8,036
   35-64 24,384
   65-74 10,301
   75 and older 17,077

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 63,189
Gender
   Male 29,913
   Female 33,276
Age
   Under 5 783
   5-17 4,560
   18-34 7,714
   35-64 24,040
   65-74 9,799
   75 and older 16,293

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 65,161
Gender
   Male 29,653
   Female 35,508
Age
   Under 5 925
   5-17 4,777
   18-34 8,329
   35-64 26,546
   65-74 9,315
   75 and older 15,269

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 57,506
Gender
   Male 25,757
   Female 31,749
Age
   Under 5 1,191
   5-17 4,089
   18-34 6,000
   35-64 22,351
   65-74 7,830
   75 and older 16,045

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 50,191
Gender
   Male 23,148
   Female 27,043
Age
   Under 5 1,410
   5-17 2,890
   18-34 4,995
   35-64 20,124
   65-74 5,696
   75 and older 15,076

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 59,225
Gender
   Male 27,077
   Female 32,148
Age
   Under 5 748
   5-17 3,729
   18-34 8,484
   35-64 23,945
   65-74 7,078
   75 and older 15,241

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 56,386
Gender
   Male 27,827
   Female 28,559
Age
   Under 5 625
   5-17 3,756
   18-34 8,496
   35-64 19,756
   65-74 7,160
   75 and older 16,593

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 57,458
Gender
   Male 24,990
   Female 32,468
Age
   Under 5 836
   5-17 4,282
   18-34 7,026
   35-64 22,073
   65-74 6,884
   75 and older 16,357

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 54,555
Gender
   Male 24,101
   Female 30,454
Age
   Under 5 778
   5-17 3,743
   18-64 26,504
   65-74 6,284
   75 and older 17,246

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.