Rate of Disability-Vision Difficulty

This map explores the 2010-2014 ACS 5-year (table S1810) disability estimates by county type (OMB county classifications). For vision difficulty the ACS asks if a respondent is blind or has serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses. If they answer “yes” they are classified as having a vision difficulty. This data is for all ages.

This is a map of the United States which depicts rates of vision difficulty by county.

Map 4. Rate of vision difficulty in America by county. This map of the United States shows rates of vision difficulty by county. Rates of vision difficulty appear highest in western New Mexico, western Texas, areas of the Appalachia region, and Puerto Rico. Vision difficulty rates are fairly low across the rest of America.

This work is part of the Geography of Disability Project.