Demographic, social, and economic data on veterans are collected on several U.S. Census Bureau surveys. These data are used for policy analysis, program planning, and budgeting of veteran programs.
Memorial Day: May 30, 2022
Memorial Day, established in 1868 as Decoration Day, honors the 1.2 million men and women who have died in military service since the Civil War began in 1861.
Armed Forces Day: May 21, 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated the U.S. had 254.0 million people 18 years and over, and of those, 17.4 million, or 6.86 percent, were veterans.
Older Americans Month: May 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated there were 54,074,028 people aged 65 and over in the U.S. out of a total population of 328,239,523, or 16.5%.
Benefits Received by Veterans and Their Survivors: 2017
In 2017, almost one-half of veterans (46.7 percent) received at least one cash or noncash benefit from the VA or the military.
The Employment, Earnings, and Occupations of Post-9/11 Veterans
This report describes the employment, earnings, and occupations of Post-9/11 Veterans during the period between 2014 and 2018.
Those Who Served: America's Veterans From World War II to the War on Terror
This report looks at the roughly 18 million Americans, or about 7 percent of the adult population, who were veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces in 2018.
Veterans Data Tables
Stats displayed in columns and rows with title, ID, notes, sources and release date. Many tables are in downloadable XLS, CSV and PDF file formats.
The Population 65 Years and Older: 2019
View characteristics about the population 65 and older for each state, including median age, veteran status, labor force participation, and more.
Introducing the New Annual Nonemployer Demographics Statistics (NES-D)
NES-D provides annual data on nonemployer business demographics from existing administrative records and U.S. Census Bureau data.
Veteran's Day: 2020
Percentage of veterans among the civilian population 18 years and older.