November 5, 2020
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? Let’s look at the facts.
Veterans make up 7% of the overall adult population. Nine percent are female and 91% are male. Learn more.
In comparison, 19% of the non-veteran U.S. population is age 65 or older. Learn more.
In comparison, 62% of non-veterans own a home. Learn more.
Montana and Virginia come in second — 10% of their residents are veterans. For the country as a whole, 7% of residents are veterans. Learn more.
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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