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 224,302
Gender
   Male 102,315
   Female 121,987
Age
   Under 5 2,332
   5-17 12,605
   18-34 28,484
   35-64 88,888
   65-74 36,966
   75 and older 55,027

2018 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 224,968
Gender
   Male 99,808
   Female 125,160
Age
   Under 5 1,164
   5-17 13,513
   18-34 25,370
   35-64 93,453
   65-74 38,126
   75 and older 53,342

2017 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 221,301
Gender
   Male 99,605
   Female 121,696
Age
   Under 5 2,376
   5-17 14,052
   18-34 26,677
   35-64 90,426
   65-74 32,508
   75 and older 55,262

2016 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 227,082
Gender
   Male 104,671
   Female 122,411
Age
   Under 5 3,625
   5-17 15,271
   18-34 24,920
   35-64 90,806
   65-74 35,827
   75 and older 56,633

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 215,690
Gender
   Male 96,566
   Female 119,124
Age
   Under 5 3,173
   5-17 12,675
   18-34 23,186
   35-64 91,005
   65-74 32,027
   75 and older 53,624

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 228,827
Gender
   Male 104,682
   Female 124,145
Age
   Under 5 3,484
   5-17 14,012
   18-34 23,109
   35-64 95,036
   65-74 34,398
   75 and older 58,788

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 228,077
Gender
   Male 105,640
   Female 122,437
Age
   Under 5 3,210
   5-17 13,992
   18-34 24,268
   35-64 100,053
   65-74 31,154
   75 and older 55,400

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 203,826
Gender
   Male 93,412
   Female 110,414
Age
   Under 5 3,587
   5-17 11,880
   18-34 18,522
   35-64 87,495
   65-74 29,880
   75 and older 52,462

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 213,521
Gender
   Male 92,946
   Female 120,575
Age
   Under 5 2,438
   5-17 13,388
   18-34 22,837
   35-64 91,241
   65-74 27,209
   75 and older 56,408

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 211,591
Gender
   Male 93,079
   Female 118,512
Age
   Under 5 3,129
   5-17 14,061
   18-34 21,960
   35-64 86,453
   65-74 25,687
   75 and older 60,301

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 200,676
Gender
   Male 88,594
   Female 112,082
Age
   Under 5 1,694
   5-17 13,755
   18-34 20,795
   35-64 87,969
   65-74 24,457
   75 and older 52,006

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 213,871
Gender
   Male 93,887
   Female 119,984
Age
   Under 5 2,789
   5-17 13,204
   18-64 114,029
   65-74 24,685
   75 and older 59,164

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.