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Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired

16625 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48227
313-272-3900
information@gdabvi.org

Data on Blind Residents in Southeast Michigan

In 2010, approximately 211,591 Michigan residents were reported as blind or with serious vision loss. GDABVI provides vision rehabilitation services to residents in the seven counties of southeast Michigan: Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne. In the Tri-County area alone (Wayne-Oakland-Macomb), it’s estimated 114,423 children and adults are visually impaired. Figures on the number of persons who are blind or legally blind in each of these counties are listed below.

Livingston County

Age Male Female
Under 5 69 51
5 to 17 104 390
18 to 34 90 130
35 to 64 367 391
65 to 74 104 150
Over 74 318 531
Total 1,052 1,643

 

Macomb County

Age Male Female
Under 5 0 0
5 to 17 318 564
18 to 34 528 885
35 to 64 3,492 3,726
65 to 74 1,099 864
Over 74 1,739 4,208
Total 7,176 10,247

 

Monroe County

Age Male Female
Under 5 0 0
5 to 17 0 0
18 to 34 12 27
35 to 64 0 111
65 to 74 37 0
Over 74 18 1,088
Total 67 1,226

 

Oakland County

Age Male Female
Under 5 302 0
5 to 17 620 1,243
18 to 34 1,029 756
35 to 64 4,332 5,512
65 to 74 1,012 1,338
Over 74 2,262 5,408
Total 9,557 14,257

 

St. Clair County

Age Male Female
Under 5 0 0
5 to 17 52 139
18 to 34 270 451
35 to 64 556 3,369
65 to 74 132 128
Over 74 445 658
Total 1,455 4,745

 

Washtenaw County

Age Male Female
Under 5 187 0
5 to 17 196 313
18 to 34 633 358
35 to 64 335 620
65 to 74 298 297
Over 74 586 1,375
Total 2,235 2,963

 

Wayne County

Age Male Female
Under 5 52 540
5 to 17 2,467 2,153
18 to 34 3,067 3,550
35 to 64 12,149 14,712
65 to 74 3,428 2,794
Over 74 3,120 9,768
Total 24,283 33,517

 
Data compiled from U.S. Census American FactFinder, American Foundation for the Blind, and Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 2010.