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 156,876
Gender
   Male 66,996
   Female 89,880
Age
   Under 5 1,784
   5-17 13,841
   18-34 18,898
   35-64 67,782
   65-74 25,992
   75 and older 28,579

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 138,045
Gender
   Male 60,928
   Female 77,063
Age
   Under 5 1,880
   5-17 10,060
   18-34 19,313
   35-64 55,352
   65-74 22,953
   75 and older 28,487

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 132,185
Gender
   Male 58,155
   Female 74,030
Age
   Under 5 1,252
   5-17 7,106
   18-34 13,608
   35-64 60,858
   65-74 21,920
   75 and older 17,565

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 142,850
Gender
   Male 65,815
   Female 77,035
Age
   Under 5 2,763
   5-17 10,379
   18-34 18,110
   35-64 62,220
   65-74 22,421
   75 and older 26,957

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 144,787
Gender
   Male 64,289
   Female 80,498
Age
   Under 5 2,194
   5-17 8,530
   18-34 17,455
   35-64 64,215
   65-74 23,514
   75 and older 28,879

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 140,751
Gender
   Male 63,360
   Female 77,391
Age
   Under 5 2,059
   5-17 864
   18-34 15,443
   35-64 66,109
   65-74 18,986
   75 and older 29,190

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 134,513
Gender
   Male 56,767
   Female 77,746
Age
   Under 5 2,724
   5-17 11,170
   18-34 13,444
   35-64 57,270
   65-74 22,282
   75 and older 27,623

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 129,295
Gender
   Male 56,421
   Female 72,874
Age
   Under 5 1,403
   5-17 10,857
   18-34 13,432
   35-64 56,024
   65-74 19,701
   75 and older 27,878

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 138,101
Gender
   Male 61,455
   Female 76,646
Age
   Under 5 1,926
   5-17 8,615
   18-64 74,720
   65-74 20,582
   75 and older 32,258

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.