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 110,007
Gender
   Male 49,847
   Female 60,160
Age
   Under 5 1,342
   5-17 7,739
   18-34 11,141
   35-64 44,858
   65-74 16,354
   75 and older 28,573

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 100,456
Gender
   Male 46,322
   Female 54,134
Age
   Under 5 1,344
   5-17 6,404
   18-34 11,078
   35-64 40,420
   65-74 13,469
   75 and older 27,741

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 103,991
Gender
   Male 50,224
   Female 53,767
Age
   Under 5 1,546
   5-17 7,791
   18-34 12,223
   35-64 40,973
   65-74 13,156
   75 and older 28,302

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 109,101
Gender
   Male 47,394
   Female 61,707
Age
   Under 5 1,512
   5-17 7,712
   18-34 11,518
   35-64 42,146
   65-74 14,926
   75 and older 31,287

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 94,585
Gender
   Male 44,417
   Female 50,168
Age
   Under 5 1,092
   5-17 5,844
   18-34 11,139
   35-64 36,493
   65-74 10,157
   75 and older 29,860

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 99,727
Gender
   Male 46,696
   Female 53,031
Age
   Under 5 1,502
   5-17 8,163
   18-34 10,192
   35-64 39,812
   65-74 11,570
   75 and older 28,488

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 88,422
Gender
   Male 38,871
   Female 49,551
Age
   Under 5 1,984
   5-17 5,052
   18-34 9,819
   35-64 31,486
   65-74 10,701
   75 and older 29,380

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 87,683
Gender
   Male 38,804
   Female 48,879
Age
   Under 5 1,512
   5-17 4,055
   18-34 7,283
   35-64 34,564
   65-74 10,447
   75 and older 29,822

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 88,014
Gender
   Male 40,734
   Female 47,280
Age
   Under 5 1,327
   5-17 4,708
   18-64 42,631
   65-74 10,194
   75 and older 29,154

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.