The Veteran Population Projection Model 2011 (VetPop2011) provides the latest official Veteran population projection from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VetPop2011 is an actuarial projection model developed by the Office of the Actuary (OACT) for Veteran population projection from Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 to FY2040. Using the best available Veteran data by the end of FY2010, VetPop2011 provides living Veteran counts by key demographic characteristics such as age, gender, period of service, and race/ethnicity at various geographic levels. See Executive Summary for more information.
Once the April 1, 2000, baseline population is established from Census 2000 data, for each successive time period, we add new separations, referred to as "births," using DoD data. (Actual data are used through September 30, 2006; projected separations are used thereafter.) At the same time, existing Veterans (separated in a prior year) are "aged" one year, and deceased Veterans ("deaths") are taken out. At the state level, annual migration is taken into account. County estimates are allocated from state estimates.
For detailed information on the VetPop2007 model, or to review any methodology changes from VetPop2004, please review the detailed VetPop2007 data document posted here.
|Executive Summary (.pdf)||Introduction and history of the VetPop2007 model, links to final result tables, and processing and data quality notes.|
|Overview (.pdf)||Detailed description of the VetPop 2007 model, input data, parameter files, processing, and output files.|
|Data Sources (.pdf)||Description of input data used in determining the number and characteristics of Veterans.|
|County Technical Notes (.doc)||Description of how the Office of Actuary (OACT) calculates estimates (current and past) and projections (future) of the number of living Veterans and Veteran deaths by county and Veteran Integrated Service Network (VISN) from 2000 to 2030.|
|Tutorial (.doc)||Instructions on accessing VetPop2007 tables in Excel, state and national data tables, county data tables, and tips for modifying pivot tables in Excel.|
|VA Needs Assessment Workshop (.pdf)||A presentation regarding the impact of changes in the Veteran population on need for, access to, and utilization of services; the transition to the Community and to VA services and benefits; and the outreach to Veterans, service members and their families about the availability of services and how to access them.|
Please e-mail all questions regarding VetPop to VetPop@va.gov. You can request CDs via e-mail at VETPOP@VA.GOV. OACT can also provide SAS and Access files to appropriate researchers.
April 24, 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the Geographic Distribution of VA Expenditures Report (GDX). 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. Veteran population estimates and the number of unique patients who used VA health care services are also available.
April 19, 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released Veteran Population Projections: FY2010 to FY2040. The projections in this report summarize some of the typical demographic characteristics of the Veteran population.
March 14, 2013 - Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government These quick facts use data from the 2011 Employment of Veterans in the Federal Executive Branch to compare Veteran employment in the Federal Government by agency, occupation, and level of disability. Three of the four charts focus on new hires.
March 12, 2013 - Profile of Veterans 2011 This report uses data from the 2011 American Community Survey.
February 22, 2013 -Women Veterans This report uses data from the 2011 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.
For more information on reports, surveys, or statistics regarding the Veteran population, or for general inquiries, please e-mail us at VANCVAS@va.gov
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