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 37,679
Gender
   Male 17,335
   Female 20,344
Age
   Under 5 525
   5-17 3,435
   18-34 4,016
   35-64 14,618
   65-74 5,121
   75 and older 9,964

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 38,339
Gender
   Male 18,480
   Female 19,859
Age
   Under 5 866
   5-17 2,653
   18-34 3,802
   35-64 14,620
   65-74 6,591
   75 and older 9,807

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 35,775
Gender
   Male 17,753
   Female 18,022
Age
   Under 5 551
   5-17 2,842
   18-34 3,982
   35-64 12,770
   65-74 5,109
   75 and older 10,521

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 36,410
Gender
   Male 18,016
   Female 18,394
Age
   Under 5 864
   5-17 1,701
   18-34 3,543
   35-64 14,723
   65-74 4,999
   75 and older 10,580

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 30,618
Gender
   Male 13,970
   Female 16,648
Age
   Under 5 273
   5-17 2,126
   18-34 3,062
   35-64 11,582
   65-74 3,275
   75 and older 10,300

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 27,359
Gender
   Male 13,507
   Female 13,852
Age
   Under 5 340
   5-17 1,260
   18-34 2,638
   35-64 9,971
   65-74 3,145
   75 and older 10,005

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 33,128
Gender
   Male 15,875
   Female 17,253
Age
   Under 5 341
   5-17 2,056
   18-34 3,878
   35-64 11,871
   65-74 4,050
   75 and older 10,932

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 30,512
Gender
   Male 15,282
   Female 15,230
Age
   Under 5 359
   5-17 2,235
   18-34 4,424
   35-64 11,350
   65-74 3,362
   75 and older 8,782

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 31,499
Gender
   Male 15,258
   Female 16,241
Age
   Under 5 639
   5-17 2,673
   18-64 13,554
   65-74 3,412
   75 and older 11,221

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.