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 73,829
Gender
   Male 34,329
   Female 39,500
Age
   Under 5 1,139
   5-17 2,677
   18-34 6,512
   35-64 35,228
   65-74 12,247
   75 and older 16,026

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 70,659
Gender
   Male 33,635
   Female 37,024
Age
   Under 5 366
   5-17 3,945
   18-34 5,819
   35-64 29,106
   65-74 13,208
   75 and older 18,215

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 85,545
Gender
   Male 36,205
   Female 44,340
Age
   Under 5 244
   5-17 3,740
   18-34 8,104
   35-64 35,913
   65-74 13,472
   75 and older 19,072

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 73,418
Gender
   Male 33,546
   Female 39,872
Age
   Under 5 868
   5-17 3,368
   18-34 5,727
   35-64 33,150
   65-74 11,759
   75 and older 18,546

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 70,509
Gender
   Male 33,926
   Female 36,583
Age
   Under 5 1,150
   5-17 3,486
   18-34 5,716
   35-64 32,029
   65-74 10,723
   75 and older 17,405

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 63,074
Gender
   Male 30,353
   Female 32,721
Age
   Under 5 488
   5-17 2,424
   18-34 4,398
   35-64 30,245
   65-74 9,443
   75 and older 16,076

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 64,624
Gender
   Male 29,795
   Female 34,829
Age
   Under 5 201
   5-17 3,585
   18-34 4,098
   35-64 29,627
   65-74 10,967
   75 and older 16,146

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 62,752
Gender
   Male 30,510
   Female 32,242
Age
   Under 5 774
   5-17 2,864
   18-34 5,498
   35-64 28,923
   65-74 9,619
   75 and older 15,074

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 68,074
Gender
   Male 31,499
   Female 36,575
Age
   Under 5 886
   5-17 2,104
   18-64 37,391
   65-74 9,200
   75 and older 18,493

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.