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 86,049
Gender
   Male 40,661
   Female 45,388
Age
   Under 5 1,282
   5-17 4,779
   18-34 8,643
   35-64 31,849
   65-74 13,286
   75 and older 26,210

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 84,130
Gender
   Male 38,023
   Female 46,107
Age
   Under 5 1,244
   5-17 4,899
   18-34 7,629
   35-64 33,970
   65-74 12,977
   75 and older 23,411

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 83,536
Gender
   Male 39,160
   Female 44,376
Age
   Under 5 1,811
   5-17 5,056
   18-34 8,500
   35-64 30,687
   65-74 11,622
   75 and older 25,860

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 81,821
Gender
   Male 36,097
   Female 45,724
Age
   Under 5 1,266
   5-17 4,879
   18-34 8,375
   35-64 30,782
   65-74 10,893
   75 and older 25,626

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 74,817
Gender
   Male 35,772
   Female 39,045
Age
   Under 5 1,012
   5-17 5,559
   18-34 8,654
   35-64 25,666
   65-74 10,018
   75 and older 23,908

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 75,739
Gender
   Male 36,397
   Female 39,342
Age
   Under 5 1,868
   5-17 6,124
   18-34 6,364
   35-64 28,296
   65-74 9,131
   75 and older 23,956

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 67,886
Gender
   Male 31,879
   Female 36,007
Age
   Under 5 1,275
   5-17 4,515
   18-34 6,991
   35-64 23,518
   65-74 8,545
   75 and older 23,042

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 72,355
Gender
   Male 34,291
   Female 38,044
Age
   Under 5 1,342
   5-17 4,161
   18-34 7,951
   35-64 27,030
   65-74 8,161
   75 and older 23,690

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 68,028
Gender
   Male 31,204
   Female 36,824
Age
   Under 5 1,474
   5-17 3,921
   18-64 30,488
   65-74 8,287
   75 and older 23,858

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.