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 21,852
Gender
   Male 11,438
   Female 10,414
Age
   Under 5 295
   5-17 930
   18-34 1,902
   35-64 8,629
   65-74 4,141
   75 and older 5,955

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 21,845
Gender
   Male 10,120
   Female 11,725
Age
   Under 5 539
   5-17 1,029
   18-34 2,740
   35-64 7,980
   65-74 3,825
   75 and older 5,732

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 21,887
Gender
   Male 9,410
   Female 12,477
Age
   Under 5 928
   5-17 1,007
   18-34 2,720
   35-64 8,517
   65-74 3,016
   75 and older 5,699

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 22,777
Gender
   Male 11,443
   Female 11,334
Age
   Under 5 515
   5-17 1,385
   18-34 2,647
   35-64 8,774
   65-74 3,083
   75 and older 6,373

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 20,436
Gender
   Male 9,490
   Female 10,946
Age
   Under 5 140
   5-17 1,298
   18-34 2,132
   35-64 7,727
   65-74 2,987
   75 and older 6,152

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 22,196
Gender
   Male 10,281
   Female 11,915
Age
   Under 5 756
   5-17 1,306
   18-34 1,772
   35-64 8,006
   65-74 3,250
   75 and older 7,106

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 23,185
Gender
   Male 11,674
   Female 11,511
Age
   Under 5 194
   5-17 2,283
   18-34 1,764
   35-64 7,221
   65-74 3,593
   75 and older 8,129

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 19,975
Gender
   Male 10,231
   Female 9,744
Age
   Under 5 0
   5-17 729
   18-34 2,119
   35-64 7,591
   65-74 2,870
   75 and older 6,666

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 22,607
Gender
   Male 9,873
   Female 12,734
Age
   Under 5 388
   5-17 1,113
   18-64 9,672
   65-74 2,968
   75 and older 8,466

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.