Updated September 2020

Source: American Community Survey single-year data, U.S. Census Bureau. The following are estimates which were calculated based on weighted survey samples.

Year:



2019 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 111,669
Gender
   Male 50,125
   Female 61,544
Age
   Under 5 641
   5-17 8,658
   18-34 13,087
   35-64 38,728
   65-74 19,685
   75 and older 30,870

2018 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 112,385
Gender
   Male 53,364
   Female 59,021
Age
   Under 5 469
   5-17 7,606
   18-34 12,368
   35-64 45,287
   65-74 17,533
   75 and older 29,122

2017 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 108,811
Gender
   Male 45,375
   Female 63,436
Age
   Under 5 803
   5-17 6,722
   18-34 10,239
   35-64 45,945
   65-74 17,857
   75 and older 27,245

2016 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 112,141
Gender
   Male 47,913
   Female 64,228
Age
   Under 5 774
   5-17 6,948
   18-34 9,049
   35-64 49,045
   65-74 17,283
   75 and older 29,042

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 110,457
Gender
   Male 46,953
   Female 63,504
Age
   Under 5 1,166
   5-17 7,026
   18-34 11,691
   35-64 44,231
   65-74 18,295
   75 and older 28,048

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 112,979
Gender
   Male 47,207
   Female 65,772
Age
   Under 5 1,781
   5-17 8,038
   18-34 11,978
   35-64 47,461
   65-74 13,599
   75 and older 30,122

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 114,101
Gender
   Male 48,390
   Female 65,711
Age
   Under 5 1,139
   5-17 7,438
   18-34 11,599
   35-64 46,877
   65-74 16,618
   75 and older 30,430

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 95,648
Gender
   Male 41,823
   Female 53,825
Age
   Under 5 1,376
   5-17 5,388
   18-34 9,738
   35-64 39,694
   65-74 12,284
   75 and older 27,168

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 98,837
Gender
   Male 40,563
   Female 58,274
Age
   Under 5 2,236
   5-17 6,116
   18-34 9,247
   35-64 38,773
   65-74 14,808
   75 and older 27,657

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 98,096
Gender
   Male 40,461
   Female 57,635
Age
   Under 5 1,483
   5-17 7,269
   18-34 8,299
   35-64 39,761
   65-74 14,362
   75 and older 26,922

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 96,214
Gender
   Male 40,826
   Female 55,388
Age
   Under 5 1,335
   5-17 6,775
   18-34 9,916
   35-64 38,407
   65-74 11,112
   75 and older 28,669

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 100,047
Gender
   Male 45,733
   Female 54,314
Age
   Under 5 1,313
   5-17 5,606
   18-64 50,376
   65-74 14,039
   75 and older 28,713

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: 2008-2019 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 2008-2019 ACS 1-year estimates are comparable because the vision loss variable was written the same in the 2008-2019 ACS instruments.