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Veteran Population

Group of men and women

Fiscal Year 2016
AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL
GA GU HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA
MA MD ME MI MN MS MO MT NC ND
NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA
PR RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA
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The Veteran Population Model

The Veteran Population Projection Model 2016 (VetPop2016) provides the latest official Veteran population projection from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  VetPop2016 is a deterministic actuarial projection model developed by the office of Predictive Analytics and Actuary (PAA) to estimate and project the Veteran Population from Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 to FY2045. Using the best available Veteran data at the end of FY2015 as the base population. VetPop2016 projects living and deceased Veteran counts by key demographic characteristics such as age, gender, period of service, and race/ethnicity at various geographic levels for the next 30 years.  See VetPop2016 Executive Summary and VetPop2016 Overview for more information.

Veteran Population Infographic

The VetPop2016 Infographic displays charts, graphs, maps to visualize data of the Veteran Population Projection Model 2016 (VetPop2016).  Vetpop16 provides the latest official Veteran population by key demographic characteristics such as age/generations, gender, period of service and race/ethnicity at the national, state and Congressional District levels for the next 30 years.

Demographic Characteristics of Veterans Who Separated in 2011 and 2017

The Demographic Characteristics data table provides a brief demographic profile of Veterans who separated from the military at two points in time: 2011 and 2017. It contains distributions on age, sex/ethnicity, and military component.

 
What’s New!

VA released Average Expenditures Per Patient by Healthcare Priority Group: FY 2000 to FY 2017 This table shows the average expenditures per patient in each of the Department of Veterans Affairs' healthcare enrollment priority group categories. August 28, 2018

VA released Key Statistics by Veteran Status and Period of Service This demographic and socio-economic snapshot shows a caparison of Veterans, period of service and cilvilian population using American Community Survey data. August 24, 2018

VA released 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. August 24, 2018

VA released Disability Compensation and Patient Expenditures: FY 2000 to 2016 This table shows total disability compensation recipients and total patient counts along with the related expenditures for each. August 24, 2018

VA released Summary of Veterans Benefits: FY 2000 to 2016 This table provides a summary of all Veterans Benefits Administration program recipients and participants. August 21, 2018

VA released Service-connected Disabled Veterans by Disabiity Rating Group: FY 1986 to 2016 This table shows the total number of Veterans with a service-connected disability by disability rating group. August 21, 2018

VA released Geographic Distribution of VA Expenditures 2017 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. June 21, 2018

VA released Profile of Veterans Internet Use Deep Dive This Deep Dive provides a look at Veteran households with internet access, use/own a computer or smartphone regardless of gender, age, economic status of education level using 2016 ACS data. May 1, 2018

VA released VetPop 115th Congressional District This model projects Veteran Population by congressional district, by state, age (17-64 and 65+), and gender for the next 30 years. April 19, 2018

VA released Profile of Post-911 Veterans: 2016 This report presents key demographic, scioeconomic and VA utilization characteristics of Post-911 Veterans. It also includes comparisons with all other Veterans and non-Veterans. March 22, 2018

VA released Profile of Pre-911 Veterans: 2016 This report presents key demographic, scioeconomic and VA utilization characteristics of Pre-911 Veterans. It also includes comparisons with all other Veterans and non-Veterans. March 22, 2018

VA released Vietnam Veteran Deep Dive on Finance and Health This report provides a detailed view into Vietnam income, insurance coverage and disability variables in the American Community Survey. March 22, 2018

VA released Profile of Veterans: 2016 This report shows a percentage of distribution of Veterans and civilian population for age, race/ethnicity, important socio-economic characteristics and period of service. February 14, 2018

VA released Compensation and Pension by County 2017 This report shows the number of Veterans in each state and county who received monthly Disability Compensation and Pension payments during fiscal year 2017. It also includes breakdowns by disability rating groups, age groups, and gender. February 7, 2018

VA released VA Utilization Profile This report provides demographic, socio-economic, and utilization trends of Veterans who used at least one VA benefit or service each year between FY2007 and FY2016. It also includes a comparison of Veterans who used VA benefits to Veterans who did not use VA benefits. November 20, 2017

VA released The Veteran Working Poor:The Relationship between Labor Force Activity and Poverty Status This report uses data from the American Community Survey to provide estimates by key demographics and socioeconomic characteristics such as age, gender, period of service, race/ethnicity, employment and occupation. November 7, 2017

VA released AIAN Veterans by State 2015 This report shows demographic and socio-economic percentages of distribution of AIAN Veterans by gender, age, state, period of service, education, personal income and other important characteristics. August 31, 2017

VA released Veterans Religious Affiliation by State This dataset provides a count of Veterans by their religious affiliation and state residence. The dataset covers all 50 states, District of Columbia and other territories. August 18, 2017

VA released Selected Veterans Health Administration Characteristics: FY 2002 to FY 2015 This table shows a brief summary of enrollees, outpatient visits, and inpatient admissions from FY 2002 to FY 2015. August 10, 2017

VA released Profile of Veterans: Male Education Deep Dive This profile uses data from the 2015 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample to report data concerning the demographics, socioeconomic status, and health characteristics for male Veterans vs. male non-Veterans by high school graduation status. June 28, 2017

VA released Profile of Post-911 Veterans: 2015 This profile uses data from the 2015 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample to report data concerning the demographics, socioeconomic status, and health characteristics for Post-911 Veterans by Veteran status. June 15, 2017

VA released Profile of Veterans: 2015 This 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 2015 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample. April 13, 2017

VA released Mortality Rates and Life Expectancy of Veterans from 1980 to 2014 This 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. April 11, 2017

VA released Veteran Households with Children a spreadsheet broken out by state and county for 2015 located on the Quickfacts page under the General Interests category. This spreadsheet is the first time that VA has identified Veteran Households with and without children at the state and county levels. April 4, 2017

VA released Veteran Households with Children for 2015 located on the Maps page under the Miscellaneous category. This map is the first time that VA has identified Veteran Households with children at the county level. March 9, 2017

VA released Minority Veterans Report located on the Reports page under the Utilization of VA Benefits & Services category. This report is 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.
March 7, 2017

VA released Employment of Veterans in the Federal Executive Branch, FY 2015 located on the Quickfacts page under the General Interest category. This quick facts summarizes the Veteran new hires into the Federal government by disabled and by 30 percent and higher disabled groups for 2008 to 2015. It shows the Veteran new hires by agency for 2015 and it also shows the Veterans by occupation for 2015.
February 15, 2017

VA released Women Veteran Report:2015 located on the Reports page under the Utilization of VA Benefits and Services category. This report summarizes the history of women Veterans in the military and as Veterans. It profiles the characteristics of women Veterans in 2015, and illustrates how women Veterans used some of the major benefits and services that are offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
February 6, 2017

 
 

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