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Aging Veterans: America's Veterans in Later Life

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Report Number ACS-54


This report looks at America’s older veterans, focusing on those who were at least 65 years old in 2021. Using data from the 2021 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-year estimates, the report examines the demographics of the older veteran population, including its age and sex structure, and how the size of the older veteran population has changed over time. It explores the most common historical periods when these veterans served, their current family and living arrangements, and their economic well-being. Last, the report looks at the health, disability, and isolation of older veterans—specifically, how many older veterans live alone and are at risk of being homebound.

Page Last Revised - July 18, 2023
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