January 18, 2022

A Collection of Fast Facts and Statistics About the Veteran Population in the United States

From the U.S. Census:

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors military veterans with parades and speeches across the nation and a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. The ceremony honors and thanks all who served in the U.S. armed forces.

The collection includes a variety of statistics with links to the source report/document including:

  • 1.7 million
    The number of female veterans in the United States in 2018.
  • 18.0 million
    The number of military veterans in the United States in 2018.

Direct to Complete Veterans Day 2019 Roundup

See Also: Detailed Profile on the Veteran population from the 2018 American Community Survey. Statistics Include:

  • When They Served
  • Demographics – Sex, Age, Race and Hispanic or Latino Origin
  • Median Income
  • Educational Attainment
  • Employment Status
  • Poverty Status
  • Disability Status

See Also: Veteran Population Infographic (via Veterans Administration)

See Also: Multiple Data Resources (via National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics/VA)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.