National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics
Key Statistics by Veteran Status and Period of Service
This demographic and socio-economic snapshot shows a comparison of Veterans, period of service and civilian population using American Community Survey Data 2016.
Profile of Veterans Occupations Deep Dive
This profile provides an overview of occupations and class of Veteran workers in the labor force by status and gender. This deep dive profile further explores these patterns by age group.
Profile of Veterans Internet Use Deep Dive
This dataset provides a look at Veterans households with internet access, use/own a computer or smartphone regardless of gender, age, economic status of education level using 2016 ACS data.
Veteran Religious Affiliation by State
This dataset provides a count of Veterans by their religious affiliation and state of residence. The dataset covers all 50 states, District of Columbia and other territories.
Profile of Veterans: Male Education Deep Dive
The profile compares Male Veterans and non-Veterans by high school graduation status, by age, race/ethnicity, period of service and other important demographic/socioeconomic characteristics. This profile uses data from the 2015 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample.
Profile of Veterans: 2017
The profile shows the demographics and socioeconomic characteristics of Veterans by gender, race and ethnicity. It compares men to women Veterans; men and women Veterans to men and women non-Veterans; and minority Veterans to minority non-Veterans. This report uses data from the 2017 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample.
Mortality Rates and Life Expectancy of Veterans
The report generates estimates of mortality rates and life expectancy for Veterans for ages 20 to 85, in the 10 to 15 year periods population. The report also estimates the education and income differentials in life expectancy for Veterans in 2011 to 2014.
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: 2015
This report uses data from the 2015 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 scioeconomic 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.
American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Servicemembers and Veterans 2015
This report uses data from the 2015 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample to report data concerning the demographics, socioeconomic status, and health characteristics of AIAN Servicemembers and Veterans.
Profile of Vietnam War Veterans: 2015
This profile uses the 2015 American Community Survey to provide a view into the demographic characteristics and socioeconomic conditions of the Vietnam War Veteran cohort.
Profile of Pre-911 Veterans: 2016
This profile uses data from the 2016 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample and shows the demographic and socioeconomic status, and health characteristics for Pre-911 Veterans by Veteran status.
Vietnam Veterans by State: 2014
This report uses data from the 2014 American Community Survey and shows the demographic and socioeconomic status, and health characteristics for Vietnam Veterans by state.
Profile of Post-9/11 Veterans: 2016
This profile uses data from the 2015 American Community Survey and USVETS (2016) 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).
Vietnam Veteran Deep-Dive on Health and Finance
This reportprovides a detailed view into Vietnam Veteran income, insurance coverage and disability variables in the American Community Survey.
The Veteran Working Poor: The Relationship between Labor Force Activity and Poverty Status
This report presents data on the working-poor and describes the relationship between labor force activity and poverty status in 2015 among Veterans and their families. Data from the 2015 American Community Survey was used to provide estimates by key demographics and socioeconomic characteristics such as age, gender, period of service, race/ethnicity, employment and occupation.
Profile of Veterans In Poverty: 2017
This report compares demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of Veterans to non-Veterans. This report uses data from the 2017 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.
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.
Minority Veterans Report
This reportis the first comprehensive report that chronicles the history of racial and ethnic minorities in the military and as Veterans, profiles characteristics of minority Veterans in 2014, illustrates how minority Veterans utilized some of the major benefits and services offered by the VA.
Women Veteran's Report 2015
This reportsummarizes the history of women Veterans in the military and as Veterans. It profiles the characteristics of women Veterans in 2015, illustrates how women Veterans used some of the major benefits and services that are offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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.
FY 2015 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 2015. 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.
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.
Trend Report 1970 to 1995
|1956 Bradley Report|
VA released Veterans Day 2019: Veterans Keep On Serving This infographic highlights how Veterans continue to serve in Government and the private sector. November 8, 2019
VA released Compensation and Pension by County 2018 This report shows the number of Veterans in each state and county who received monthly Disability Compensation and Pension payments during fiscal year 2018. It also includes breakdowns by disability rating groups, age groups, and gender. October 8, 2019
VA released Memorial Day 2019: VA Honors All Who Have Served and Died This Memorial Day infographic illustrates the sacrifice of America's Veterans during the battle, other deaths while in service, and after leaving the military. The infographic also provides key statistics on how VA's National Cemetery Administration memorializes Veterans.
VA released Veteran Population InfographicThe Veteran Population Projection Model process includes blending data from various data sources to produce Veteran counts at the national, state and below state levels for certain demographics. It includes projecting the number of Veteran records out into the future for 30-years. The projeced Veteran population is both declining in number and becoming more evenly distributed in age. Whereas the annual change for the total Veteran population is -1.8 percent per year and the male Veteran population is -2.2 percent per year, the annual change to the female Veteran population is +0.6 percent per year. May 10, 2019
Note: You may need to visit the VA Viewer Software page to view the documents available on this page. To download any of the tables on this page, right click on the associated link and select “Save Target As.” Then, save the document to the location of your choice.