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 15,206
Gender
   Male 6,991
   Female 8,215
Age
   Under 5 12
   5-17 1,362
   18-34 1,768
   35-64 6,600
   65-74 1,369
   75 and older 4,095

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 12,083
Gender
   Male 6,323
   Female 5,760
Age
   Under 5 214
   5-17 643
   18-34 2,231
   35-64 3,326
   65-74 1,886
   75 and older 3,783

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 12,226
Gender
   Male 6,461
   Female 5,765
Age
   Under 5 94
   5-17 251
   18-34 2,437
   35-64 4,933
   65-74 1,562
   75 and older 2,949

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 13,553
Gender
   Male 6,626
   Female 6,927
Age
   Under 5 18
   5-17 234
   18-34 1,826
   35-64 5,584
   65-74 1,409
   75 and older 4,482

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 10,517
Gender
   Male 5,702
   Female 4,815
Age
   Under 5 227
   5-17 421
   18-34 838
   35-64 4,693
   65-74 789
   75 and older 3,549

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 10,881
Gender
   Male 5,548
   Female 5,333
Age
   Under 5 20
   5-17 255
   18-34 1,155
   35-64 3,009
   65-74 1,456
   75 and older 4,986

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 11,512
Gender
   Male 5,170
   Female 6,342
Age
   Under 5 59
   5-17 780
   18-34 832
   35-64 3,676
   65-74 1,348
   75 and older 4,817

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 12,613
Gender
   Male 6,169
   Female 6,444
Age
   Under 5 98
   5-17 311
   18-34 1,732
   35-64 4,691
   65-74 1,690
   75 and older 4,091

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 11,449
Gender
   Male 4,960
   Female 6,489
Age
   Under 5 56
   5-17 133
   18-64 4,811
   65-74 1,611
   75 and older 4,838

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.