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 154,391
Gender
   Male 71,770
   Female 82,621
Age
   Under 5 1,706
   5-17 8,853
   18-34 15,362
   35-64 72,297
   65-74 25,748
   75 and older 30,425

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 141,680
Gender
   Male 65,134
   Female 76,546
Age
   Under 5 1,577
   5-17 6,725
   18-34 13,427
   35-64 66,910
   65-74 24,003
   75 and older 29,038

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 145,505
Gender
   Male 67,232
   Female 78,273
Age
   Under 5 1,871
   5-17 7,645
   18-34 13,766
   35-64 66,898
   65-74 25,851
   75 and older 29,474

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 137,061
Gender
   Male 65,243
   Female 71,818
Age
   Under 5 1,408
   5-17 7,927
   18-34 13,949
   35-64 64,390
   65-74 20,682
   75 and older 28,705

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 126,533
Gender
   Male 59,968
   Female 66,565
Age
   Under 5 1,124
   5-17 7,384
   18-34 13,450
   35-64 57,655
   65-74 18,720
   75 and older 28,200

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 128,549
Gender
   Male 56,956
   Female 71,593
Age
   Under 5 1,602
   5-17 6,782
   18-34 12,859
   35-64 59,390
   65-74 18,634
   75 and older 29,282

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 132,252
Gender
   Male 60,607
   Female 71,645
Age
   Under 5 1,696
   5-17 7,700
   18-34 13,488
   35-64 62,948
   65-74 18,592
   75 and older 27,828

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 127,988
Gender
   Male 59,079
   Female 68,909
Age
   Under 5 2,137
   5-17 7,908
   18-34 13,572
   35-64 57,930
   65-74 18,904
   75 and older 27,537

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 134,394
Gender
   Male 60,139
   Female 74,255
Age
   Under 5 1,248
   5-17 5,825
   18-64 76,382
   65-74 18,882
   75 and older 32,057

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.