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 134,679
Gender
   Male 61,485
   Female 73,194
Age
   Under 5 1,707
   5-17 9,487
   18-34 16,532
   35-64 56,307
   65-74 23,315
   75 and older 27,331

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 128,037
Gender
   Male 59,050
   Female 68,987
Age
   Under 5 1,984
   5-17 7,638
   18-34 15,064
   35-64 57,692
   65-74 18,920
   75 and older 26,739

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 130,387
Gender
   Male 61,126
   Female 69,261
Age
   Under 5 1,658
   5-17 9,238
   18-34 16,211
   35-64 56,968
   65-74 20,113
   75 and older 26,199

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 125,054
Gender
   Male 60,252
   Female 64,802
Age
   Under 5 1,424
   5-17 8,545
   18-34 14,183
   35-64 50,767
   65-74 22,521
   75 and older 27,614

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 113,410
Gender
   Male 50,732
   Female 62,678
Age
   Under 5 3,504
   5-17 7,673
   18-34 13,570
   35-64 47,088
   65-74 15,701
   75 and older 25,874

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 109,833
Gender
   Male 52,918
   Female 56,915
Age
   Under 5 1,785
   5-17 6,367
   18-34 14,232
   35-64 46,604
   65-74 16,762
   75 and older 24,083

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 111,113
Gender
   Male 51,241
   Female 59,872
Age
   Under 5 759
   5-17 6,383
   18-34 12,861
   35-64 50,885
   65-74 14,143
   75 and older 26,082

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 116,343
Gender
   Male 53,002
   Female 63,341
Age
   Under 5 1,093
   5-17 6,572
   18-34 15,046
   35-64 55,773
   65-74 13,621
   75 and older 24,238

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 120,130
Gender
   Male 58,457
   Female 61,673
Age
   Under 5 1,271
   5-17 6,520
   18-64 66,797
   65-74 16,664
   75 and older 28,878

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.