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 154,173
Gender
   Male 71,940
   Female 82,233
Age
   Under 5 1,407
   5-17 8,061
   18-34 15,593
   35-64 66,561
   65-74 25,002
   75 and older 37,549

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 152,228
Gender
   Male 69,710
   Female 82,518
Age
   Under 5 1,671
   5-17 8,700
   18-34 18,472
   35-64 64,165
   65-74 22,747
   75 and older 36,473

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 155,304
Gender
   Male 71,886
   Female 83,418
Age
   Under 5 1,951
   5-17 8,551
   18-34 18,484
   35-64 65,792
   65-74 23,691
   75 and older 36,835

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 146,592
Gender
   Male 69,728
   Female 76,864
Age
   Under 5 1,477
   5-17 8,637
   18-34 16,513
   35-64 62,635
   65-74 20,449
   75 and older 36,881

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 140,443
Gender
   Male 65,609
   Female 74,834
Age
   Under 5 1,795
   5-17 10,951
   18-34 13,172
   35-64 58,538
   65-74 19,376
   75 and older 36,611

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 145,721
Gender
   Male 64,318
   Female 81,403
Age
   Under 5 2,508
   5-17 8,872
   18-34 15,714
   35-64 62,257
   65-74 18,487
   75 and older 37,883

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 137,028
Gender
   Male 59,569
   Female 77,459
Age
   Under 5 1,732
   5-17 6,467
   18-34 12,824
   35-64 59,854
   65-74 19,110
   75 and older 37,041

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 143,563
Gender
   Male 61,639
   Female 81,924
Age
   Under 5 1,471
   5-17 8,239
   18-34 15,510
   35-64 63,336
   65-74 17,758
   75 and older 37,249

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 137,028
Gender
   Male 59569
   Female 77,459
Age
   Under 5 1,732
   5-17 6,467
   18-34 12,824
   35-64 59,854
   65-74 19,110
   75 and older 37,041

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 144,653
Gender
   Male 65,914
   Female 78,739
Age
   Under 5 2,114
   5-17 9,684
   18-64 76,011
   65-74 19,070
   75 and older 37,774

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.