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In Honor of Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 11, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Elizabeth Nicholas

 

In honor of the nearly 20 million veterans alive today HIRI would like to share some facts from Statista and the U.S. Census Bureau.

 

From Statista: To download the infographic from Statista click here.  

 

 

 

 From the U.S. Census Bureau: 

Veterans

19.3 million

The number of military veterans in the United States in 2014. Source: 2014 American Community Survey <http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/DP02>

1.6 million

The number of female veterans in the United States in 2014. Source: 2014 American Community Survey <http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/B21001>

11.4%

The percent of veterans in 2014 who were black. Additionally, 78.9 percent were non-Hispanic white; 1.5 percent were Asian; 0.7 percent were American Indian or Alaska Native; 0.2 percent were Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; and 1.2 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: 2014 American Community Survey <http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/S2101>

6.1%

The percent of veterans in 2014 who were Hispanic. Source: 2014 American Community Survey <http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/S2101>

9.4 million

The number of veterans age 65 and older in 2014. At the other end of the age spectrum, 1.7 million were younger than 35. Source: 2014 American Community Survey <http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/B21001>

When They Served

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 <http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/B21002>

62,544

The number of living veterans in 2014 who served during the Vietnam War and both periods of the Gulf War (August 1990 to August 2001 and September 2001 or later).

Other living veterans in 2014 who served during three wartime periods:

  • 36,396 served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

Number of living veterans in 2014 who served during two wartime periods:

  • 1,059,546 served during the first part of the Gulf War (August 1990 to August 2001) and the second part (September 2001 or later).
  • 284,985 served during the Gulf War (August 1990 to August 2001) and the Vietnam War.
  • 161,768 served during the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
  • 83,558 served during World War II and the Korean War.

Source: 2014 American Community Survey <http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/B21002>

Where They Live

3

The number of states with 1 million or more veterans in 2014. These states were California (1.7 million), Texas (1.5 million) and Florida (1.5 million). Source: 2014 American Community Survey <http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/S2101/0100000US.04000>

Education

27.2%

The percent of veterans 25 years and older with a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2014. In comparison, 30.3 percent of nonveterans had a bachelor’s degree or higher. Source: 2014 American Community Survey <http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/S2101>

Income

$37,307

The annual median income of male veterans in 2014, compared with $32,433 for male nonveterans. Source: 2014 American Community Survey <http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/B21004>

$31,810

The annual median income of female veterans in 2014, compared with $21,804 for female nonveterans. Source: 2014 American Community Survey <http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/B21004>

On the Job

7.4 million

The number of veterans 18 to 64 years old in the labor force in 2014, of those 7.0 million were employed. Source: 2014 American Community Survey <http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/C21005>

Service-Connected Disabilities

3.8 million

The number of veterans with a service-connected disability rating in 2014. Of this number, 1.1 million had a rating of 70 percent or higher. A "service-connected” disability is one that was a result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. Severity of one’s disability is scaled from 0 to 100 percent, and eligibility for compensation depends on one’s rating. Source: 2014 American Community Survey <http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/B21100>

Voting

14.7 million

The number of veterans who voted in the 2012 presidential election. Seventy percent of veterans cast a ballot in that election, compared with 60.9 percent of nonveterans. These rates reflect the citizen population. Source: Reported Voting and Registration, by Sex, Veteran Status, and Age: November 2012, Table 13 <http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/socdemo/voting/publications/p20/2012/tables.html>

11.5 million

The number of veterans who voted in the 2014 congressional election. Fifty-four percent of veterans cast a ballot in that election, compared with 41 percent of nonveterans. These rates reflect the citizen population. Source: Reported Voting and Registration, by Sex, Veteran Status, and Age: November 2014, Table 13 <http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/socdemo/voting/publications/p20/2010/tables.html>

Business Owners

9.2%

The percentage of all U.S. nonfarm firms that are majority owned by veterans. Veteran-owned firms comprised an estimated 2.5 million of the 27.6 million nonfarm businesses nationwide in 2012. (Please note that the preliminary 2012 Survey of Business Owners data was used. The full data set will be released in December 2015.) Source: 2012 Survey of Business Owners <http://www.census.gov/econ/sbo>

 


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