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:



Rhode Island has a relatively small population and an even smaller population of people with visual impairments. Where a value of "0" or no value is reported in the tables below, this does not necessarily indicate that there are no people in this category. Rather, the population is too small to yield a meaningful estimate based on the survey sample.

2019 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 20,216
Gender
   Male 10,543
   Female 9,673
Age
   Under 5 68
   5-17 1,738
   18-34 2,655
   35-64 6,748
   65-74 3,602
   75 and older 5,405

2018 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 25,091
Gender
   Male 12,605
   Female 12,486
Age
   Under 5 98
   5-17 1,253
   18-34 4,161
   35-64 9,828
   65-74 3,316
   75 and older 6,435

2017 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 20,708
Gender
   Male 9,005
   Female 11,703
Age
   Under 5 431
   5-17 1,024
   18-34 2,521
   35-64 8,638
   65-74 3,558
   75 and older 4,536

2016 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 23,069
Gender
   Male 8,968
   Female 14,101
Age
   Under 5 505
   5-17 1,439
   18-34 2,490
   35-64 9,858
   65-74 3,350
   75 and older 5,427

2015 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 18,826
Gender
   Male 7,933
   Female 10,893
Age
   Under 5 680
   5-17 905
   18-34 1,526
   35-64 7,365
   65-74 2,953
   75 and older 5,397

2014 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 25,809
Gender
   Male 10,061
   Female 15,748
Age
   Under 5 0
   5-17 1,540
   18-34 3,861
   35-64 9,748
   65-74 3,674
   75 and older 6,986

2013 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 23,539
Gender
   Male 10,186
   Female 13,353
Age
   Under 5 223
   5-17 1,768
   18-34 3,276
   35-64 8,787
   65-74 3,256
   75 and older 6,229

2012 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 20,629
Gender
   Male 9,603
   Female 11,026
Age
   Under 5 0
   5-17 1,376
   18-34 2,359
   35-64 8,331
   65-74 2,158
   75 and older 6,405

2011 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 18,700
Gender
   Male 7,571
   Female 11,129
Age
   Under 5 153
   5-17 565
   18-34 2,570
   35-64 7,800
   65-74 2,992
   75 and older 4,620

2010 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 20,115
Gender
   Male 7,961
   Female 12,154
Age
   Under 5 182
   5-17 1,017
   18-34 2,466
   35-64 9,057
   65-74 1,550
   75 and older 5,843

2009 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 18,917
Gender
   Male 8,256
   Female 10,661
Age
   Under 5 414
   5-17 1,513
   18-34 2,267
   35-64 7,258
   65-74 2,398
   75 and older 5,067

2008 Prevalence Rates of Vision Difficulty

Total 21,294
Gender
   Male 9,608
   Female 11,686
Age
   Under 5 55
   5-17 1,376
   18-64 10,235
   65-74 3,028
   75 and older 6,600

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.