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 698,115
Gender
   Male 327,818
   Female 370,297
Age
   Under 5 8,484
   5-17 52,542
   18-34 90,799
   35-64 285,132
   65-74 118,381
   75 and older 142,777

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 669,879
Gender
   Male 311,984
   Female 357,895
Age
   Under 5 7,455
   5-17 49,979
   18-34 83,973
   35-64 278,483
   65-74 109,166
   75 and older 140,823

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 662,002
Gender
   Male 304,173
   Female 357,829
Age
   Under 5 8,839
   5-17 46,666
   18-34 77,103
   35-64 278,603
   65-74 107,337
   75 and older 143,454

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 633,494
Gender
   Male 287,864
   Female 345,630
Age
   Under 5 8,659
   5-17 43,832
   18-34 78,304
   35-64 261,746
   65-74 105,030
   75 and older 135,923

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 627,183
Gender
   Male 292,231
   Female 334,952
Age
   Under 5 13,159
   5-17 56,883
   18-34 75,297
   35-64 262,762
   65-74 88,454
   75 and older 130,628

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 621,104
Gender
   Male 289,207
   Female 331,897
Age
   Under 5 10,836
   5-17 46,545
   18-34 70,547
   35-64 268,539
   65-74 88,078
   75 and older 136,559

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 593,757
Gender
   Male 275,643
   Female 318,114
Age
   Under 5 7,550
   5-17 45,487
   18-34 67,065
   35-64 260,742
   65-74 84,349
   75 and older 128,564

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 578,793
Gender
   Male 268,844
   Female 309,949
Age
   Under 5 9,952
   5-17 45,407
   18-34 65,069
   35-64 237,604
   65-74 82,761
   75 and older 138,000

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 632,167
Gender
   Male 288,212
   Female 343,955
Age
   Under 5 6,888
   5-17 54,244
   18-64 342,316
   65-74 87,425
   75 and older 141,294

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.