May 24, 2022

Reference: Facts and Stats About the Veterans Population in the United States

UPDATE November 10, 2015 Along with the material shared below in a Fact For Features document, the U.S. Census has released a couple of new data tools to access more statistics about U.S. Veterans.


The Veterans Day  2015 “Facts For Features” compilation from the U.S. Census includes a variety of demographic and economic statistics about the veterans population in the United States. Each fact/stat is linked to its source for additional informationWhat’s included? Here are a few examples.

19.3 million
The number of military veterans in the United States in 2014.
Source: 2014 American Community Survey

The percent of veterans in 2014 who were Hispanic.
Source: 2014 American Community Survey

7.0 million
The number of Vietnam War veterans in 2014. Moreover, there were 5.5 million who served during the Gulf War era (representing service from August 1990 to present); 1.1 million who served in World War II; 2.0 million who served in the Korean War; and 4.4 million who served in peacetime only.
Source: 2014 American Community Survey

The annual median income of female veterans in 2014, compared with $21,804 for female nonveterans.
Source: 2014 American Community Survey

The complete “Facts For Features” roundup includes many more entries and is available here.  A PDF version is also available.

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