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 102,323
Gender
   Male 47,479
   Female 54,844
Age
   Under 5 1,014
   5-17 4,250
   18-34 12,201
   35-64 40,528
   65-74 18,832
   75 and older 25,498

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 100,070
Gender
   Male 46,244
   Female 53,826
Age
   Under 5 810
   5-17 5,345
   18-34 12,605
   35-64 39,117
   65-74 16,618
   75 and older 25,575

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 103,112
Gender
   Male 46,146
   Female 56,966
Age
   Under 5 950
   5-17 4,807
   18-34 11,260
   35-64 45,071
   65-74 13,892
   75 and older 27,132

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 104,234
Gender
   Male 49,159
   Female 55,075
Age
   Under 5 3,198
   5-17 6,059
   18-34 11,101
   35-64 44,144
   65-74 14,810
   75 and older 24,922

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 87,561
Gender
   Male 39,215
   Female 48,346
Age
   Under 5 1,908
   5-17 3,736
   18-34 9,690
   35-64 37,051
   65-74 11,815
   75 and older 23,361

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 82,133
Gender
   Male 38,430
   Female 43,703
Age
   Under 5 663
   5-17 5,600
   18-34 7,445
   35-64 35,434
   65-74 11,048
   75 and older 21,943

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 95,918
Gender
   Male 45,117
   Female 50,801
Age
   Under 5 2,741
   5-17 5,159
   18-34 11,634
   35-64 39,405
   65-74 11,449
   75 and older 25,530

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 84,147
Gender
   Male 37,405
   Female 46,742
Age
   Under 5 2,514
   5-17 5,486
   18-34 11,794
   35-64 29,501
   65-74 10,598
   75 and older 24,254

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 80,754
Gender
   Male 35,545
   Female 45,209
Age
   Under 5 1,685
   5-17 4,650
   18-64 40,421
   65-74 8,456
   75 and older 25,542

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.