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 13,629
Gender
   Male 6,843
   Female 6,786
Age
   Under 5 288
   5-17 754
   18-34 1,803
   35-64 5,373
   65-74 2,513
   75 and older 2,898

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 14,530
Gender
   Male 8,176
   Female 6,354
Age
   Under 5 13
   5-17 1,606
   18-34 1,085
   35-64 6,089
   65-74 1,796
   75 and older 3,941

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 14,284
Gender
   Male 6,198
   Female 8,086
Age
   Under 5 192
   5-17 743
   18-34 1,166
   35-64 6,036
   65-74 2,315
   75 and older 3,832

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 12,842
Gender
   Male 5,707
   Female 7,135
Age
   Under 5 48
   5-17 839
   18-34 1,053
   35-64 5,453
   65-74 1,406
   75 and older 4,043

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 13,050
Gender
   Male 5,952
   Female 7,098
Age
   Under 5 466
   5-17 612
   18-34 953
   35-64 5,603
   65-74 1,505
   75 and older 3,911

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 11,581
Gender
   Male 4,731
   Female 6,850
Age
   Under 5 211
   5-17 842
   18-34 949
   35-64 4,067
   65-74 1,345
   75 and older 4,167

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 11,553
Gender
   Male 5,534
   Female 6,019
Age
   Under 5 206
   5-17 623
   18-34 1,322
   35-64 4,702
   65-74 952
   75 and older 3,748

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 11,943
Gender
   Male 4,919
   Female 7,024
Age
   Under 5 41
   5-17 441
   18-34 1,456
   35-64 4,598
   65-74 1,279
   75 and older 4,128

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 13,861
Gender
   Male 6,061
   Female 7,800
Age
   Under 5 133
   5-17 766
   18-64 6,335
   65-74 1,556
   75 and older 5,071

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.