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Veteran Population: Did You Know?

18.2 million

The number of military veterans in the United States in 2017. Source: 2017 American Community Survey

1.6 million

The number of female veterans in the United States in 2017. Source: 2017 American Community Survey

11.8%

The percentage of veterans in 2017 who were black. Additionally, 77.3 percent were non-Hispanic white, 1.6 percent were Asian, 0.8 percent were American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2 percent were Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 1.4 percent were some other race. (The numbers for blacks, non-Hispanic whites, Asians, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, and some other race cover only those reporting a single race.) Source: 2017 American Community Survey

6.9%

The percentage of veterans in 2017 who were Hispanic.

Source: 2017 American Community Survey

50.0%

The percentage of veterans age 65 and older in 2017. At the other end of the age spectrum, 8.9 percent were younger than age 35.

Source: 2017 American Community Survey

More on Veterans

See a detailed profile on the Veteran population from the 2017 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

(source: U.S. Census Bureau)