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 282,495
Gender
   Male 129,823
   Female 152,672
Age
   Under 5 4,437
   5-17 15,856
   18-34 31,645
   35-64 117,872
   65-74 48,721
   75 and older 63,964

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 270,685
Gender
   Male 119,574
   Female 151,111
Age
   Under 5 1,693
   5-17 18,892
   18-34 31,427
   35-64 117,419
   65-74 42,628
   75 and older 58,626

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 252,522
Gender
   Male 114,004
   Female 138,518
Age
   Under 5 4,143
   5-17 14,386
   18-34 25,755
   35-64 109,087
   65-74 42,335
   75 and older 56,816

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 254,305
Gender
   Male 114,867
   Female 139,438
Age
   Under 5 3,410
   5-17 14,948
   18-34 24,171
   35-64 108,431
   65-74 40,986
   75 and older 62,359

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 236,068
Gender
   Male 104,704
   Female 131,364
Age
   Under 5 3,460
   5-17 13,220
   18-34 21,738
   35-64 104,701
   65-74 36,735
   75 and older 56,214

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 238,447
Gender
   Male 110,835
   Female 127,612
Age
   Under 5 2,794
   5-17 14,766
   18-34 25,054
   35-64 103,813
   65-74 33,759
   75 and older 58,261

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 236,967
Gender
   Male 104,521
   Female 132,446
Age
   Under 5 5,151
   5-17 14,039
   18-34 21,575
   35-64 101,605
   65-74 36,129
   75 and older 58,468

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 232,633
Gender
   Male 98,998
   Female 133,635
Age
   Under 5 3,448
   5-17 14,550
   18-34 21,666
   35-64 105,704
   65-74 32,533
   75 and older 54,732

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 232,038
Gender
   Male 102,152
   Female 129,886
Age
   Under 5 3,425
   5-17 11,691
   18-64 125,416
   65-74 32,823
   75 and older 58,683

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.