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 280,043
Gender
   Male 129,551
   Female 150,492
Age
   Under 5 2,553
   5-17 17,391
   18-34 30,169
   35-64 114,588
   65-74 44,115
   75 and older 71,227

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 272,503
Gender
   Male 119,718
   Female 152,785
Age
   Under 5 1,653
   5-17 17,090
   18-34 26,220
   35-64 120,391
   65-74 39,763
   75 and older 67,386

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 271,610
Gender
   Male 122,430
   Female 149,180
Age
   Under 5 2,957
   5-17 15,845
   18-34 26,572
   35-64 114,830
   65-74 41,499
   75 and older 69,907

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 266,900
Gender
   Male 122,879
   Female 144,021
Age
   Under 5 3,468
   5-17 17,157
   18-34 28,384
   35-64 117,523
   65-74 36,873
   75 and older 63,495

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 239,467
Gender
   Male 106,864
   Female 132,603
Age
   Under 5 3,368
   5-17 15,351
   18-34 22,546
   35-64 102,652
   65-74 32,447
   75 and older 63,103

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 245,507
Gender
   Male 106,645
   Female 138,862
Age
   Under 5 3,246
   5-17 15,042
   18-34 24,197
   35-64 102,393
   65-74 31,912
   75 and older 68,717

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 236,659
Gender
   Male 103,297
   Female 133,362
Age
   Under 5 2,634
   5-17 13,773
   18-34 22,179
   35-64 97,766
   65-74 33,795
   75 and older 66,512

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 241,902
Gender
   Male 103,595
   Female 138,307
Age
   Under 5 2,330
   5-17 15,177
   18-34 24,356
   35-64 100,067
   65-74 31,935
   75 and older 68,037

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 248,805
Gender
   Male 108,728
   Female 140,077
Age
   Under 5 3,828
   5-17 14,540
   18-64 125,314
   65-74 30,229
   75 and older 74,894

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.