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 200,047
Gender
   Male 94,936
   Female 105,111
Age
   Under 5 1,635
   5-17 11,243
   18-34 23,836
   35-64 87,275
   65-74 33,426
   75 and older 42,632

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 203,368
Gender
   Male 92,849
   Female 110,519
Age
   Under 5 2,332
   5-17 12,356
   18-34 22,045
   35-64 88,149
   65-74 33,314
   75 and older 45,172

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 198,027
Gender
   Male 91,696
   Female 106,331
Age
   Under 5 1,768
   5-17 9,850
   18-34 21,494
   35-64 89,248
   65-74 33,382
   75 and older 42,285

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 199,375
Gender
   Male 89,121
   Female 110,254
Age
   Under 5 1,796
   5-17 12,312
   18-34 20,247
   35-64 88,598
   65-74 32,519
   75 and older 43,903

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 179,074
Gender
   Male 80,681
   Female 98,393
Age
   Under 5 1,949
   5-17 10,590
   18-34 16,860
   35-64 85,902
   65-74 24,858
   75 and older 38,915

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 182,024
Gender
   Male 82,927
   Female 99,097
Age
   Under 5 2,217
   5-17 10,535
   18-34 20,412
   35-64 80,701
   65-74 26,395
   75 and older 41,764

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 183,518
Gender
   Male 86,346
   Female 97,172
Age
   Under 5 1,770
   5-17 9,633
   18-34 19,372
   35-64 80,470
   65-74 27,659
   75 and older 44,614

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 189,809
Gender
   Male 82,032
   Female 107,777
Age
   Under 5 2,699
   5-17 9,138
   18-34 16,383
   35-64 90,553
   65-74 24,700
   75 and older 46,336

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 182,026
Gender
   Male 80,676
   Female 101,350
Age
   Under 5 3,191
   5-17 9,919
   18-64 99,923
   65-74 25,238
   75 and older 43,755

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.