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 97,345
Gender
   Male 45,926
   Female 51,419
Age
   Under 5 754
   5-17 5,843
   18-34 11,334
   35-64 41,863
   65-74 17,954
   75 and older 19,597

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 95,627
Gender
   Male 42,233
   Female 53,394
Age
   Under 5 277
   5-17 5,084
   18-34 10,459
   35-64 43,798
   65-74 16,662
   75 and older 19,347

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 99,437
Gender
   Male 47,706
   Female 51,731
Age
   Under 5 584
   5-17 5,153
   18-34 9,156
   35-64 44,620
   65-74 16,084
   75 and older 23,840

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 104,949
Gender
   Male 47,636
   Female 57,313
Age
   Under 5 706
   5-17 6,289
   18-34 11,582
   35-64 47,859
   65-74 16,144
   75 and older 22,369

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 101,600
Gender
   Male 44,286
   Female 57,314
Age
   Under 5 717
   5-17 6,070
   18-34 10,945
   35-64 47,312
   65-74 16,255
   75 and older 20,301

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 99,002
Gender
   Male 44,175
   Female 54,827
Age
   Under 5 753
   5-17 4,785
   18-34 8,358
   35-64 46,047
   65-74 15,386
   75 and older 23,673

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 101,384
Gender
   Male 47,508
   Female 53,876
Age
   Under 5 1,199
   5-17 7,763
   18-34 9,009
   35-64 45,339
   65-74 16,841
   75 and older 21,233

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 96,332
Gender
   Male 42,999
   Female 53,333
Age
   Under 5 1,121
   5-17 5,748
   18-34 10,824
   35-64 40,250
   65-74 14,876
   75 and older 23,513

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 115,135
Gender
   Male 46,953
   Female 68,182
Age
   Under 5 1,547
   5-17 7,514
   18-64 62,918
   65-74 18,141
   75 and older 25,015

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.