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 26,410
Gender
   Male 12,167
   Female 14,243
Age
   Under 5 71
   5-17 1,760
   18-34 1,739
   35-64 11,584
   65-74 3,965
   75 and older 7,291

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 24,843
Gender
   Male 11,235
   Female 13,608
Age
   Under 5 370
   5-17 825
   18-34 3,385
   35-64 8,827
   65-74 3,452
   75 and older 7,984

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 22,718
Gender
   Male 10,805
   Female 11,913
Age
   Under 5 210
   5-17 1,202
   18-34 2,567
   35-64 8,199
   65-74 3,843
   75 and older 6,697

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 22,219
Gender
   Male 10,323
   Female 11,896
Age
   Under 5 282
   5-17 1,335
   18-34 1,415
   35-64 9,196
   65-74 4,200
   75 and older 5,791

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 19,819
Gender
   Male 8,143
   Female 11,676
Age
   Under 5 160
   5-17 696
   18-34 1,639
   35-64 7,039
   65-74 2,862
   75 and older 7,423

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 21,165
Gender
   Male 9,322
   Female 11,843
Age
   Under 5 212
   5-17 1,319
   18-34 1,925
   35-64 7,401
   65-74 3,842
   75 and older 6,466

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 20,521
Gender
   Male 9,473
   Female 11,048
Age
   Under 5 158
   5-17 1,608
   18-34 1,893
   35-64 8,205
   65-74 2,040
   75 and older 6,617

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 20,096
Gender
   Male 9,278
   Female 10,818
Age
   Under 5 95
   5-17 399
   18-34 1,134
   35-64 7,942
   65-74 3,083
   75 and older 7,443

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 21,219
Gender
   Male 10,688
   Female 10,531
Age
   Under 5 617
   5-17 2,201
   18-64 9,447
   65-74 2,731
   75 and older 6,223

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.