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 54,042
Gender
   Male 25,778
   Female 28,264
Age
   Under 5 1,033
   5-17 3,939
   18-34 8,484
   35-64 21,514
   65-74 7,042
   75 and older 12,030

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 50,941
Gender
   Male 23,150
   Female 27,791
Age
   Under 5 1,611
   5-17 3,734
   18-34 8,843
   35-64 18,048
   65-74 6,025
   75 and older 12,680

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 50,206
Gender
   Male 22,185
   Female 28,021
Age
   Under 5 1,225
   5-17 4,072
   18-34 6,182
   35-64 20,333
   65-74 6,527
   75 and older 11,867

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 46,185
Gender
   Male 22,772
   Female 23,413
Age
   Under 5 819
   5-17 3,468
   18-34 8,028
   35-64 16,059
   65-74 6,371
   75 and older 11,440

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 40,505
Gender
   Male 19,347
   Female 21,158
Age
   Under 5 624
   5-17 3,076
   18-34 6,629
   35-64 13,948
   65-74 4,477
   75 and older 11,751

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 38,025
Gender
   Male 18,307
   Female 19,718
Age
   Under 5 1,053
   5-17 2,970
   18-34 4,183
   35-64 15,430
   65-74 3,791
   75 and older 10,598

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 39,179
Gender
   Male 18,231
   Female 20,948
Age
   Under 5 2,040
   5-17 4,192
   18-34 4,863
   35-64 12,600
   65-74 4,193
   75 and older 11,291

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 39,568
Gender
   Male 17,785
   Female 21,783
Age
   Under 5 1,170
   5-17 2,494
   18-34 6,201
   35-64 13,945
   65-74 5,552
   75 and older 10,206

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 38,320
Gender
   Male 16,700
   Female 21,620
Age
   Under 5 989
   5-17 3,407
   18-64 18,700
   65-74 4,571
   75 and older 10,653

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.