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 67,313
Gender
   Male 32,341
   Female 34,972
Age
   Under 5 374
   5-17 4,097
   18-34 5,098
   35-64 26,652
   65-74 12,618
   75 and older 18,474

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 65,608
Gender
   Male 30,176
   Female 35,432
Age
   Under 5 736
   5-17 2,584
   18-34 5,890
   35-64 25,693
   65-74 12,174
   75 and older 18,531

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 68,621
Gender
   Male 31,515
   Female 37,106
Age
   Under 5 326
   5-17 2,733
   18-34 9,883
   35-64 28,384
   65-74 10,394
   75 and older 16,901

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total N/A
Gender
   Male N/A
   Female 37,006
Age
   Under 5 N/A
   5-17 4,854
   18-34 7,361
   35-64 27,211
   65-74 12,218
   75 and older 16,841

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 65,242
Gender
   Male 32,180
   Female 33,062
Age
   Under 5 615
   5-17 4,610
   18-34 5,919
   35-64 26,277
   65-74 10,329
   75 and older 17,492

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 63,602
Gender
   Male 29,332
   Female 34,270
Age
   Under 5 1,271
   5-17 3,694
   18-34 6,331
   35-64 27,871
   65-74 8,013
   75 and older 16,422

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 56,726
Gender
   Male 29,010
   Female 27,716
Age
   Under 5 725
   5-17 3,508
   18-34 5,379
   35-64 22,879
   65-74 8,522
   75 and older 15,713

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 56,036
Gender
   Male 27,246
   Female 29,060
Age
   Under 5 969
   5-17 4,277
   18-34 4,640
   35-64 22,117
   65-74 8,086
   75 and older 16,217

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 63,752
Gender
   Male 29,987
   Female 33,765
Age
   Under 5 1,117
   5-17 3,452
   18-64 31,028
   65-74 9,732
   75 and older 18,423

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.