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 16,699
Gender
   Male 8,258
   Female 8,441
Age
   Under 5 337
   5-17 841
   18-34 3,003
   35-64 5,494
   65-74 2,483
   75 and older 4,541

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 14,977
Gender
   Male 6,439
   Female 8,538
Age
   Under 5 227
   5-17 714
   18-34 2,078
   35-64 5,627
   65-74 1,746
   75 and older 4,585

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 17,779
Gender
   Male 8,320
   Female 9,459
Age
   Under 5 621
   5-17 749
   18-34 2,183
   35-64 6,949
   65-74 1,503
   75 and older 5,774

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 20,708
Gender
   Male 9,883
   Female 10,825
Age
   Under 5 310
   5-17 868
   18-34 2,942
   35-64 9,070
   65-74 2,076
   75 and older 5,442

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 16,817
Gender
   Male 8,410
   Female 8,407
Age
   Under 5 621
   5-17 875
   18-34 2,262
   35-64 6,078
   65-74 2,273
   75 and older 4,708

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 16,301
Gender
   Male 7,707
   Female 8,594
Age
   Under 5 198
   5-17 761
   18-34 1,464
   35-64 6,800
   65-74 1,661
   75 and older 5,417

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 15,127
Gender
   Male 7,341
   Female 7,786
Age
   Under 5 179
   5-17 1,041
   18-34 1,332
   35-64 5,451
   65-74 1,386
   75 and older 5,738

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 13,551
Gender
   Male 7,287
   Female 6,264
Age
   Under 5 449
   5-17 475
   18-34 1,491
   35-64 3,508
   65-74 2,101
   75 and older 5,527

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 13,743
Gender
   Male 6,321
   Female 7,422
Age
   Under 5 11
   5-17 865
   18-64 6,471
   65-74 1,409
   75 and older 4,987

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.