November 5, 2019

6 Facts About America's Veterans

Learn more about those who’ve served our country

On Veterans Day, we pay our respects to the men and women who have served in the armed forces both at home and abroad. But who are these dedicated individuals? Today as we remember our veterans, we discover a little more about who they are.

1) The U.S. has 17.96 million veterans. 

Veterans make up 7 percent of the overall adult population. Nine percent are female and 91 percent are male. Learn more

2) 61% of veterans have been deployed at least once, and 36% have served in a combat zone. 

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3) 47% of veterans are age 65 or older.

In comparison, 19 percent of non-veterans are age 65 or older. Learn more.

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4) 12% of the veterans in the workforce are women. 

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5) 76% of veterans own a home.

In comparison, 62 percent of non-veterans own a home. Learn more.

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6) 23% of veterans are minorities. 

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Thanks to our friends at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Pew Research Center for the data, collected between 2016 and 2019. Want to learn more? Explore our fascinating facts on Americans and work.

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