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 14,179
Gender
   Male 7,092
   Female 7,087
Age
   Under 5 84
   5-17 1,116
   18-34 1,665
   35-64 5,871
   65-74 1,861
   75 and older 3,582

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 14,000
Gender
   Male 6,837
   Female 7,163
Age
   Under 5 92
   5-17 1,115
   18-34 2,082
   35-64 4,915
   65-74 1,927
   75 and older 3,869

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 16,019
Gender
   Male 8,240
   Female 7,779
Age
   Under 5 502
   5-17 585
   18-34 2,846
   35-64 7,130
   65-74 2,239
   75 and older 2,717

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 12,096
Gender
   Male 6,035
   Female 6,061
Age
   Under 5 252
   5-17 790
   18-34 1,578
   35-64 4,675
   65-74 2,044
   75 and older 2,757

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 10,800
Gender
   Male 5,306
   Female 5,494
Age
   Under 5 36
   5-17 723
   18-34 1,040
   35-64 4,041
   65-74 1,275
   75 and older 3,685

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 9,190
Gender
   Male 4,123
   Female 5,067
Age
   Under 5 179
   5-17 407
   18-34 705
   35-64 3,826
   65-74 737
   75 and older 3,336

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 10,859
Gender
   Male 4,834
   Female 6,025
Age
   Under 5 70
   5-17 703
   18-34 1,027
   35-64 3,989
   65-74 1,068
   75 and older 4,002

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 10,288
Gender
   Male 4,720
   Female 5,568
Age
   Under 5 273
   5-17 1,146
   18-34 780
   35-64 2,800
   65-74 1,342
   75 and older 3,947

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 9,759
Gender
   Male 4,961
   Female 4,798
Age
   Under 5 N/A
   5-17 542
   18-64 3,994
   65-74 1,111
   75 and older 4,112

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.