American Community Survey (2009-2013) – total and female veteran population statistics; veteran period of service statistics; veteran median household income and household income distribution statistics; veteran health care statistics; veteran educational attainment statistics; and age distribution of veterans.
Survey of Business Owners (2012) – veteran-owned business statistics
Other federal data:
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey (2014) – veteran unemployment rates
Department of Veterans Affairs – number and location of VA facilities
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (2014) – veteran homelessness statistics
Map shows the concentration of veterans by Census tract based on the defined legend density.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical facilities include Community Based Outpatient Clinics, VA Medical Centers, and Independent Outpatient Clinics. For all other facilities, see http://www.va.gov/vetdata/Maps.asp
Current Population Survey and Survey of Business Owners are conducted in the 50 states and District of Columbia only. Unemployment rate and number of veteran-owned businesses is unavailable for Puerto Rico.
Peacetime only – November 1941 or earlier; January 1947 to June 1950; February 1955 to July 1964; May 1975 to July 1990
Period of service: Veterans are categorized in their most recent period of wartime service. For example, a veteran who served in both Gulf War I and Gulf War II would be categorized as “Gulf War II” for this analysis.
Veteran-owned business: U.S. military service veterans own 51 percent or more of the equity, interest, or stock of the business.
Service-connected disability: A disability, disease, or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. The degree of disability (rating) is graduated from 0 to 100 percent in increments of 10 percent.
Unemployment rate: the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the civilian labor force.
Uses VA health care: those who have ever used or enrolled in Department of Veterans Affairs health care.