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 422,738
Gender
   Male 184,232
   Female 238,506
Age
   Under 5 4,244
   5-17 28,638
   18-34 46,021
   35-64 157,630
   65-74 72,459
   75 and older 113,746

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 394,187
Gender
   Male 173,395
   Female 220,792
Age
   Under 5 5,362
   5-17 21,990
   18-34 39,772
   35-64 153,741
   65-74 59,047
   75 and older 114,275

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 416,123
Gender
   Male 177,705
   Female 238,418
Age
   Under 5 3,883
   5-17 24,681
   18-34 43,314
   35-64 157,953
   65-74 67,880
   75 and older 118,412

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 397,536
Gender
   Male 175,887
   Female 221,649
Age
   Under 5 6,889
   5-17 24,485
   18-34 45,361
   35-64 145,714
   65-74 58,774
   75 and older 116,313

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 358,850
Gender
   Male 155,379
   Female 203,471
Age
   Under 5 6,179
   5-17 18,673
   18-34 34,418
   35-64 137,874
   65-74 50,415
   75 and older 111,291

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 352,368
Gender
   Male 148,953
   Female 203,415
Age
   Under 5 4,081
   5-17 20,326
   18-34 34,806
   35-64 133,337
   65-74 49,443
   75 and older 110,375

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 333,923
Gender
   Male 139,984
   Female 193,939
Age
   Under 5 4,275
   5-17 17,433
   18-34 27,277
   35-64 22,879
   65-74 50,013
   75 and older 115,608

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 362,401
Gender
   Male 152,916
   Female 209,485
Age
   Under 5 5,476
   5-17 16,749
   18-34 29,685
   35-64 139,320
   65-74 52,815
   75 and older 118,356

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.