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 177,319
Gender
   Male 78,298
   Female 99,021
Age
   Under 5 2,062
   5-17 10,719
   18-34 19,148
   35-64 74,758
   65-74 27,829
   75 and older 42,803

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 164,694
Gender
   Male 73,665
   Female 91,029
Age
   Under 5 2,177
   5-17 10,299
   18-34 17,893
   35-64 65,718
   65-74 26,843
   75 and older 41,764

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 166,272
Gender
   Male 76,008
   Female 90,264
Age
   Under 5 2,241
   5-17 9,473
   18-34 19,070
   35-64 69,408
   65-74 22,237
   75 and older 43,843

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 156,442
Gender
   Male 69,940
   Female 86,502
Age
   Under 5 2,921
   5-17 9,068
   18-34 14,662
   35-64 64,423
   65-74 23,298
   75 and older 42,070

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 145,767
Gender
   Male 63,218
   Female 82,549
Age
   Under 5 1,330
   5-17 7,621
   18-34 17,294
   35-64 54,088
   65-74 22,621
   75 and older 42,813

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 143,748
Gender
   Male 63,779
   Female 79,969
Age
   Under 5 2,827
   5-17 8,579
   18-34 12,503
   35-64 57,901
   65-74 20,180
   75 and older 41,758

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 141,771
Gender
   Male 63,213
   Female 78,558
Age
   Under 5 2,142
   5-17 6,970
   18-34 12,110
   35-64 60,558
   65-74 20,432
   75 and older 39,559

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 139,311
Gender
   Male 62,433
   Female 76,878
Age
   Under 5 1,065
   5-17 8,425
   18-34 11,532
   35-64 55,461
   65-74 23,081
   75 and older 39,747

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 139,601
Gender
   Male 60,048
   Female 79,553
Age
   Under 5 1,026
   5-17 6,874
   18-64 72,768
   65-74 18,964
   75 and older 39,969

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.