Prevalence of Blindness in Michigan and the United States
There are an estimated 45,000 people in Michigan who are legally blind.
Data collected from the National Health Interview Survey on Disability (1994-95) indicate that approximately 1.3 million people in the United States reported legal blindness (0.5%).
For additional statistics related to blindness and visual impairment, see the websites below:
Definition of legal blindness: P.A. 260 of 1978.
Statistics on blindness and demographics, lifestyle, economics, and more: American Foundation for the Blind
Prevalence of blindness: National Federation of the Blind