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 153,203
Gender
   Male 67,805
   Female 85,398
Age
   Under 5 2,342
   5-17 9,328
   18-34 18,284
   35-64 67,320
   65-74 23,836
   75 and older 32,093

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 140,633
Gender
   Male 66,468
   Female 74,165
Age
   Under 5 1,250
   5-17 8,468
   18-34 13,459
   35-64 61,464
   65-74 23,512
   75 and older 32,480

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 142,241
Gender
   Male 66,978
   Female 75,263
Age
   Under 5 2,194
   5-17 8,036
   18-34 14,803
   35-64 62,603
   65-74 22,928
   75 and older 31,677

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 134,245
Gender
   Male 60,899
   Female 73,346
Age
   Under 5 1,590
   5-17 9,293
   18-34 12,447
   35-64 61,131
   65-74 21,794
   75 and older 27,990

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 124,388
Gender
   Male 55,272
   Female 69,116
Age
   Under 5 817
   5-17 7,077
   18-34 13,366
   35-64 51,152
   65-74 22,328
   75 and older 29,648

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 115,673
Gender
   Male 51,049
   Female 64,624
Age
   Under 5 1,685
   5-17 5,031
   18-34 11,389
   35-64 51,110
   65-74 17,730
   75 and older 28,728

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 123,362
Gender
   Male 57,609
   Female 65,753
Age
   Under 5 1,284
   5-17 4,735
   18-34 12,786
   35-64 55,977
   65-74 19,748
   75 and older 28,832

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 113,551
Gender
   Male 50,325
   Female 63,226
Age
   Under 5 374
   5-17 4,305
   18-34 11,088
   35-64 50,607
   65-74 17,095
   75 and older 30,082

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 116,522
Gender
   Male 51,343
   Female 65,179
Age
   Under 5 1108
   5-17 5,428
   18-64 61,255
   65-74 18,347
   75 and older 28,832

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.