Veteran Demographics

Veteran population data used in the maps below are 2016 estimates published the Department of Veteran Affairs, which we compared to 2018 population census to calculate the rate. Source: National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics

Many cities on this map show a very low rate, but that doesn't mean that they have low veteran populations. For example, Los Angeles is home to over 300 thousand veterans but has a population of over 10 million, bringing its rate to about 303 per 10 thousand. Rural counties show very high rates, but that's because things get tricky when populations are small.

Top three counties in veterans per 10 thousand people:

Liberty County, Georgia — 2,007 per 10k (12,536 vets, 62,467 people)
Okaloosa County, Florida — 1,792 per 10k (35,609 vets, 198,664 people)
Geary County, Kansas — 1,754 per 10k (6,495 vets, 37,030 people)

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Percent of Veteran Households with Children

Graphic map of percent of veteran households with children

Percent of Veteran Households with Children 
 

Veteran Population by County 

graphic map of veteran population by county in 2015

Veteran Population by County

Percent of Veteran Population Under 25 Years Old by State

Graphic map of percent of veteran population under 25 years old by state

Percent of Veteran Population Under 25 by State 
 

Percent Change in Veteran Population by State

graphic map of veteran population by state

Percent Change in Veteran Population by State 

Veteran Population by State

Graphic map of veteran population by state for fiscal year 2015

Veteran Population by State 
 

Veteran Population Under 25 Years Old by State 

graphic map of veteran population under 25 years old by state for fiscal year 2015

Veteran Population Under 25 by State