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Population

Veterans by State
This table shows the number of Veterans by state in 2014. It shows Veteran demographic information, like unemployment rate, education level, median income, race and ethnicity, and poverty rate.

Profile of Women Veterans:  2014
This report uses data from the 2014 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample to compare the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of women Veterans to women non-Veterans.  It also explores the differences between male and female Veterans and other combinations.

Rural Veterans by State
This spreadsheet contains data from the 2014 American Community Survey and shows the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of Veterans who live in rural and urban areas.  The spreadsheet includes variables like:  raw numbers, unemployment rate, disability rate, median personal income, age groups, period of service and other variables.

Profile of Minority Veterans:  2014
This report uses data from the 2014 American Community Survey to compare the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of minority Veterans and minority non-Veterans.

Profile of Veterans:  2014
This report uses data from the 2014 American Community Survey to compare the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of Veterans and non-Veterans.  It also explores the differences between male Veterans and female Veterans.

American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Servicemembers and Veterans 2013
This report uses data from the 2013 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample to report data concerning the demographics, socioeconomic status, and health characteristics of AIAN Servicemembers and Veterans.

Characteristics of Rural Veterans:  2014
This brief uses data from the 2014 American Community Survey data to compare the demographic characteristics of Veterans who live in rural areas.  It also compares Rural Veterans with Rural non-Veterans.

Period of Service

Vietnam Veterans by State:  2014
This report uses data from the 2014 American Community Survey and shows the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of Veterans who belong to the Vietnam Veteran cohort. The spreadsheet includes variables like: raw numbers, gender, education, median personal income, age groups, and other variables.

Profile of Post-9/11 Veterans:  2014
This report uses data from the 2014 American Community Survey and USVETS (2014) data to compare the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of Post-9/11 Veterans and non-Post-9/11 Veterans and non-Veterans. It also illustrates utilization differences between Post-9/11 Veterans and other Veterans.

Gulf War Veterans Supplemental Pre-9/11 Report
The Supplemental report provides comprehensive statistics on the utilization of VA benefits and healthcare service by Gulf War Era Veterans with military service between August 2, 1990 to September 10, 2001.

Gulf War Era Veterans Report:  Pre-9/11
This report provides comprehensive statistics on the utilization of VA benefits and healthcare service by Gulf War Era Veterans from the Pre-9/11 Period (August 2, 1990 to September 10, 2001).

Income & Poverty

Profile of Veterans In Poverty:  2014
This report compares demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of Veterans to non-Veterans.  This report uses data from the 2014 American Community Survey (ACS).

Veteran’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) 2013
This report uses U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 2013 data to characterize participants in the Veteran's Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP).  Food security is an important part of Veteran's wellbeing.  About 6% of SNAP households has a Veteran.  Regardless of race, marital status, education, and income, Veteran households participate in SNAP less than non-Veteran households.

Characteristics of Homeless Veterans:  2009 and 2010
This brief uses data from the 2009 and 2010 Annual Homeless Assessment Reports (AHAR) to compare the demographic characteristics of Veterans homeless and non-Veteran homeless.  It also compares rural and urban Veteran Homeless.

Health, Education & Employment

Veterans Employment:  2000 to 2013
This report compares trends in unemployment rates between Veterans and non-Veterans using data from 10 years of the Current Population Survey.

Veterans Employed in the Federal Executive Branch:  Fiscal Year (FY) 2012
This report summarizes Veteran employment in the federal government using data from the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) report, Employment of Veterans in the Federal Executive Branch FY 2012.  According to OPM, 29.7% of Federal Executive Branch employees were Veterans in FY 2012 which is a 4.2% increase from FY 2008.  From FY 2008 to FY 2012, as the number of new hires decreased 32%, the percent of new hires who were Veterans increased 6 percentage points.

Health Insurance Coverage, Poverty, and Median Income of Veterans:  2000 to 2009
This report uses 10 years of data from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement of the Current Population Survey to compare the uninsured rate, poverty rate, and median income of Veterans and non-Veterans by select demographic characteristics.  Detailed appendix tables are also available.

Educational Attainment of Veterans:  2000 to 2009
This report uses 10 years of data from the Current Population Survey to compare the education levels of Veterans and non-Veterans by select demographic characteristics.  Detailed appendix tables are also available.

Labor Force Participation Rates of Veterans:  2000 to 2009
This report compares trends in labor force participation rates between Veterans and non-Veterans using data from 10 years of the Current Population Survey.

Utilization of VA Benefits & Services

Compensation and Pension by County
These reports provide county-level estimates of the number of Veterans who received VA Disability Compensation or Pension benefits during the reported Fiscal Year.  It includes the Veterans’ total disability rating, age group, and gender.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

FY 2014 Profile of Unique Veteran Users
This report provides demographic, socio-economic, and utilization trends of Veterans who used at least one VA benefit or service each year between FY 2005 and FY 2014.  It also includes a comparison of Veterans who used VA benefits to Veterans who did not use VA benefits.

2010 National Survey of Veterans:  Understanding and Knowledge of VA Benefits and Services
This report uses data from the 2010 National Survey of Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, Activated National Guards and Reserve Members, Family Members and Survivors (NSV) to compare the awareness and knowledge of VA services and benefits among Veterans’’ groups.  It also explores the differences in levels of awareness between male Veterans and female Veterans.

America’s Women Veterans:  Military Service History and VA Benefit Utilization Statistics
This comprehensive report chronicles the history of women in the military and as Veterans, profiles the characteristics of women Veterans in 2009, illustrates how women Veterans in 2009 utilized some of the major benefits and services offered by VA, and discusses the future of women Veterans in relation to VA.  The goal of this report is to gain an understanding of who our women Veterans are, how their military service affects their post-military lives, and how they can be better served based on these insights.

Analysis of Unique Veterans Utilization of VA Benefits and Services
This report provides a look at the number of unique Veterans receiving VA benefits or services in FY 2008.  These Veterans made demands for Health Care, Compensation and Pension, Insurance, Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Memorial Affairs, or Loan Guaranty services and benefits.

Historical / Annual

What are VA Historical Annual Reports?

VA Historical Annual Reports detail services provided by the Department for each Fiscal Year, including Benefits, Healthcare, and Burial/Memorial services.  The Reports also describe the topics of administration and management within VA, ranging from data on personnel to information on construction projects.  Statistical tables for a variety of subjects are also included.

Fiscal Years 1978-1989 and 1996-1997
1997 1996 1989 1988 1987
1986 1985 1984 1983 1982
1981 1980 1979 1978  
 
Fiscal Years 1958 to 1977
1977 1976 1975 1974 1973
1972 1971 1970 1969 1968
1967 1966 1965 1964 1963
1962 1961 1960 1959 1958
 
Fiscal Years 1938 to 1957
1957 1956 1955 1954 1953
1952 1951 1950 1949 1948
1947 1946      
 
Fiscal Years 1918 to 1937
1937 1936 1935 1934 1933
1932 1931 1930 1929 1928
1927 1926 1925 1922  
 

Predecessor Reports

Bureau of War Risk Insurance
1920 1917      
 
Federal Board of Vocational Education
1922 1921 1920 1919 1918
1917        
 
National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
1930 1929 1928 1927 1922
1919 1916 1914 1912 1906
1900 1897 1890 1888 1883
1882 1881 1880 1878 1875
1873 1871 1870 1868 1867
1866        
 
Public Health Service
1922 1921 1920 1919  
 
 
What’s New!

VA released State/Territories Summary Reports located on the State Summaries page. These summaries contain Veteran population estimates, benefits, expenditures and healthcare utilization information for each state, Puerto Rico, and Guam.
September 22, 2016

VA released Veterans by Period of Service (POS) and by Children in or Not in the Household located on the QuickFacts page in the General Interests category. This chart shows Vetereans by Period of Service and by children in or Not in the household as of 9/30/2014. The POS is for the latest period of service if there are multiple period of services and the total count reflects all living Veterans as of 10/1/2013 or used VA benefits in FY14.
August 25, 2016

VA released Profile of Rural Veterans: 2014. located on the Reports page under the Population category. This profile uses data from the 2014 American Community Survey data to compare the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of Veterans who live in rural and urban areas. The profile also compares Rural Veterans with Rural non-Veterans.
August 10, 2016

VA released Vietnam Veterans by State: 2014 located on the Reports page in the Period of Service category. This spreadsheet contains data from the 2014 American Community Survey and shows demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of Veterans who belong to the Vietnam Veteran cohort. The spreadsheet includes variables like: raw numbers, gender, education,median personal income, age groups, and other varialbles.
June 24, 2016

VA released Geographic Distribution of VA Expenditures Report (GDX) located on the Expenditures page in the Expenditure Tables category. This report details VA expenditures at the state, county, and Congressional District level. It includes categories such as Compensation and Pension, Construction, Insurance, and Medical Care. Veterans population estimates and the number of unique patients who used VA health care services are also available.
June 8, 2016

VA released Profile of Women Veterans: 2014 located on the Reports page under the Population category. This profile shows the demographics and socioeconomic characteristics of women Veterans. It compares women to men Veterans and women Veterans to women non-Veterans. This report uses data from the 2014 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample.
June 2, 2016

VA released Profile of Post-9/11 Veterans 2014 located on the Reports page under the Period of Service category. This profile uses data from the 2014 American Community Survey and USVETS (2014) data to compare the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of Post-9/11 Veterans with non-Post-9/11 Veterans and with non-Veterans. It also illustrates utilization differences between Post-9/11 Veterans and other Veterans.
May 6, 2016

VA released Rural Veterans by State located on the Reports page under the Population category.  This spreadsheet contains data from the 2014 American Community Survey and shows the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of Veterans who live in rural and urban areas.  The spreadsheet includes variables like: raw numbers, unemployment rate, disability rate, median personal income, age groups, period of service and other variables.
April 6, 2016

VA released Profile of Minority Veterans: 2014 located on the Reports page under the Population category.  This report uses data from the 2014 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample to report data concerning the demographics, socioeconomic status, and health charactristics of Minority Veterans.  It also compares major characteristics between Minority Veterans and Minority non-Veterans.
April 5, 2016

VA released 2014 Profile of Unique Veteran Users located on the Reports page under the Utilization of VA Benefits & Services category.  The report provides demographic, socio-economic, and utilization trends of Veterans who used at least one VA benefit or service each year between FY 2005 and FY 2014.  It also includes a comparison of Veterans who used VA benefits to Veterans who did not use VA benefits.  This report updates and replaces all information contained in prior report.
March 28, 2016

VA released Profile of Veterans In Poverty:  2014 located on the Reports page under the Population category.  This report uses 2014 American Community Survey data to compare the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of Veterans to non-Veterans.
March 24, 2016

VA released Profile of Veterans:  2014 located on the Reports page under the Population category.  This report uses 2014 American Community Survey data to compare the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of Veterans and non-Veterans.
March 23, 2016

VA released Compensation and Pension by County: 2015 located on the Reports page under the Utilization of VA Benefits & Services category.  This report provides county-level estimates of the number of Veterans who received VA Disability Compensation or Pension benefits during FY 2015.  It includes the Veterans’ total disability rating group, and gender.  Between 2014 and 2015, the number of Veterans receiving disability benefits has increased from 3.9 million to 4.5 million.
March 22, 2016

 
 

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