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 168,808
Gender
   Male 73,983
   Female 94,825
Age
   Under 5 2,179
   5-17 8,962
   18-34 15,610
   35-64 63,917
   65-74 29,726
   75 and older 48,414

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 161,587
Gender
   Male 71,434
   Female 90,153
Age
   Under 5 1,789
   5-17 8,998
   18-34 15,802
   35-64 61,308
   65-74 24,886
   75 and older 48,804

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 178,144
Gender
   Male 77,829
   Female 100,315
Age
   Under 5 1,123
   5-17 12,135
   18-34 17,969
   35-64 72,241
   65-74 24,700
   75 and older 49,976

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 181,923
Gender
   Male 81,938
   Female 99,985
Age
   Under 5 2,322
   5-17 12,132
   18-34 19,659
   35-64 70,307
   65-74 26,140
   75 and older 51,363

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 167,717
Gender
   Male 72,056
   Female 95,661
Age
   Under 5 2,038
   5-17 12,215
   18-34 19,785
   35-64 63,445
   65-74 22,157
   75 and older 48,077

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 169,589
Gender
   Male 66,482
   Female 103,107
Age
   Under 5 1,951
   5-17 9,926
   18-34 17,424
   35-64 64,896
   65-74 22,428
   75 and older 52,964

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 149,400
Gender
   Male 61,957
   Female 87,443
Age
   Under 5 1,944
   5-17 10,695
   18-34 13,673
   35-64 52,802
   65-74 20,074
   75 and older 50,212

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 164,708
Gender
   Male 71,323
   Female 93,385
Age
   Under 5 2,333
   5-17 9,958
   18-34 15,617
   35-64 62,093
   65-74 24,726
   75 and older 49,981

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 158,073
Gender
   Male 64,781
   Female 93,292
Age
   Under 5 3,005
   5-17 9,510
   18-64 77,305
   65-74 19,582
   75 and older 48,671

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.