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 101,233
Gender
   Male 48,422
   Female 52,811
Age
   Under 5 4,904
   5-17 9,395
   18-34 15,453
   35-64 38,421
   65-74 14,186
   75 and older 18,874

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 108,054
Gender
   Male 53,371
   Female 54,683
Age
   Under 5 3,262
   5-17 10,694
   18-34 16,168
   35-64 45,926
   65-74 14,087
   75 and older 17,917

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 85,941
Gender
   Male 39,482
   Female 46,459
Age
   Under 5 1,879
   5-17 8,374
   18-34 14,125
   35-64 33,293
   65-74 13,370
   75 and older 14,900

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 81,828
Gender
   Male 37,775
   Female 44,053
Age
   Under 5 940
   5-17 7.057
   18-34 10,471
   35-64 34,475
   65-74 13,482
   75 and older 15,403

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 64,522
Gender
   Male 27,901
   Female 36,621
Age
   Under 5 1,509
   5-17 4,161
   18-34 8,094
   35-64 25,513
   65-74 12,060
   75 and older 13,185

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 56,275
Gender
   Male 25,021
   Female 31,263
Age
   Under 5 1,872
   5-17 3,465
   18-34 5,783
   35-64 27,166
   65-74 6,081
   75 and older 11,908

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 51,021
Gender
   Male 24,982
   Female 24,982
Age
   Under 5 605
   5-17 3,627
   18-34 4,791
   35-64 13,079
   65-74 7,032
   75 and older 11,887

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 50,240
Gender
   Male 24,412
   Female 25,828
Age
   Under 5 806
   5-17 3,569
   18-34 5,772
   35-64 20,086
   65-74 5,596
   75 and older 14,411

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 50,263
Gender
   Male 23,591
   Female 26,672
Age
   Under 5 623
   5-17 3,924
   18-64 24,915
   65-74 7,208
   75 and older 13,593

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.