Thank a Vet for Their Service!

Thank a Vet for Their Service!

Each year, Veterans Day occurs on the anniversary of the end of World War I. Nearing its 100-year anniversary, this day is set aside each year to remember and appreciate all the women and men who serve in our country’s armed forces. A veteran is any person who has served full-time in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force or Coast Guard. Reserve and National Guard members who have been called to active duty are also considered Veterans. Check out the infographic below for a few unique facts about the veteran population from different states across the nation. Scroll further for a full list of veterans facts for all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Data cited in the infographic and table below were taken from the following sources: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Census American FactFinder, US VeteransAdministration .

 

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Alabama

Flag of Alabama

Number of Veterans

334,186

% of Population Are Veterans

9%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

35-54

Veteran Unemployment Rate

2.2%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.4%

Number of VA Locations

19

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

17,589

Number of Military Bases

10

Alaska

  Flag of Alaska

Number of Veterans

64,057

% of Population Are Veterans

12%

Largest Service Period

Gulf War II

Largest Veteran Age Group

35-54

Veteran Unemployment Rate

5.3%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

7.8%

Number of VA Locations

5

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

12,811

Number of Military Bases

5

Did you know? Out of the 50 states, Alaska has the highest percentage of veterans amongst its population at a whopping 12%!

Arizona

 Flag of Arizona

Number of Veterans

480,778

% of Population Are Veterans

9%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

5.2%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.5%

Number of VA Locations

29

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

16,579

Number of Military Bases

9

Arkansas

 Flag of Arkansas

Number of Veterans

203,639

% of Population Are Veterans

9%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.4%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.5%

Number of VA Locations

18

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

11,313

Number of Military Bases

3

California

 Flag of California

Number of Veterans

1,564,913

% of Population Are Veterans

5%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.2%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.6%

Number of VA Locations

56

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

27,945

Number of Military Bases

47

Did you know?  Not surprisingly given its size, more veterans reside in California than any other state.

Colorado

 Flag of Colorado

Number of Veterans

372,857

% of Population Are Veterans

9%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

35-54

Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.7%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

2.7%

Number of VA Locations

19

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

19,624

Number of Military Bases

8

Connecticut

 Flag of Connecticut

Number of Veterans

164,988

% of Population Are Veterans

6%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

75+

Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.4%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.8%

Number of VA Locations

8

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

20,624

Number of Military Bases

4

Delaware

Flag of Delaware

Number of Veterans

64,027

% of Population Are Veterans

8%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.0%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.7%

Number of VA Locations

4

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

16,007

Number of Military Bases

2

District of Columbia

 

Number of Veterans

27,903

% of Population Are Veterans

5%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

35-54

Veteran Unemployment Rate

6.3%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

6.1%

Number of VA Locations

4

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

6,976

Number of Military Bases

6

Did you know?  Not surprisingly given its size, fewer veterans reside in the District of Columbia than any of the states.

Florida

  Flag of Florida

Number of Veterans

1,438,337

% of Population Are Veterans

9%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

75+

Veteran Unemployment Rate

2.9%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.0%

Number of VA Locations

57

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

25,234

Number of Military Bases

21

Georgia

Flag of Georgia

Number of Veterans

622,790

% of Population Are Veterans

8%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

35-54

Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.4%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.6%

Number of VA Locations

29

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

21,476

Number of Military Bases

15

Hawaii

 Flag of Hawaii

Number of Veterans

106,123

% of Population Are Veterans

10%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.5%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

2.3%

Number of VA Locations

6

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

17,687

Number of Military Bases

11

Idaho

  Flag of Idaho

Number of Veterans

111,015

% of Population Are Veterans

9%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.4%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.0%

Number of VA Locations

9

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

12,335

Number of Military Bases

2

Illinois

 Flag of Illinois

Number of Veterans

576,214

% of Population Are Veterans

6%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.1%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.7%

Number of VA Locations

35

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

16,463

Number of Military Bases

7

Indiana

 Flag of Indiana

Number of Veterans

386,929

% of Population Are Veterans

8%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

2.4%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.4%

Number of VA Locations

18

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

21,496

Number of Military Bases

5

Iowa

  Flag of Iowa

Number of Veterans

178,829

% of Population Are Veterans

7%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

5.0%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.0%

Number of VA Locations

15

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

11,922

Number of Military Bases

2

Did you know?  Iowa comes in a respectable second with regards to bettering veteran unemployment. In this state, the veteran unemployment rate is 2% lower than the overall state average!

Kansas

  Flag of Kansas

Number of Veterans

175,064

% of Population Are Veterans

8%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

2.5%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.5%

Number of VA Locations

19

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

9,214

Number of Military Bases

5

Kentucky

  Flag of Kentucky

Number of Veterans

263,104

% of Population Are Veterans

8%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

2.0%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

5.2%

Number of VA Locations

22

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

11,959

Number of Military Bases

4

Did you know?  Kentucky has made the most gains with regards to bettering veteran unemployment. In this state, the veteran unemployment rate is 2% lower than the overall state average!

Louisiana

  Flag of Louisiana

Number of Veterans

237,672

% of Population Are Veterans

7%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.0%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

5.2%

Number of VA Locations

15

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

15,845

Number of Military Bases

6

Maine

  Flag of Maine

Number of Veterans

104,728

% of Population Are Veterans

10%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

1.7%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.1%

Number of VA Locations

12

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

8,727

Number of Military Bases

3

Did you know?  Maine is tied with Vermont for having the lowest veteran unemployment rate - an amazing 1.7%!

Maryland

  Flag of Maryland

Number of Veterans

369,845

% of Population Are Veterans

8%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

35-54

Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.3%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.1%

Number of VA Locations

15

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

24,656

Number of Military Bases

14

Massachusetts

  Flag of Massachusetts

Number of Veterans

304,373

% of Population Are Veterans

6%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

75+

Veteran Unemployment Rate

2.4%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.8%

Number of VA Locations

20

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

15,219

Number of Military Bases

9

Michigan

  Flag of Michigan

Number of Veterans

552,362

% of Population Are Veterans

7%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.6%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.6%

Number of VA Locations

28

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

19,727

Number of Military Bases

4

Minnesota

  Flag of Minnesota

Number of Veterans

303,524

% of Population Are Veterans

7%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

5.1%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.2%

Number of VA Locations

15

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

20,235

Number of Military Bases

2

Mississippi

  Flag of Mississippi

Number of Veterans

164,848

% of Population Are Veterans

7%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

35-54

Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.5%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.9%

Number of VA Locations

12

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

13,737

Number of Military Bases

8

Missouri

  Flag of Missouri

Number of Veterans

408,668

% of Population Are Veterans

9%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.1%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.7%

Number of VA Locations

32

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

12,771

Number of Military Bases

5

Montana

  Flag of Montana

Number of Veterans

86,787

% of Population Are Veterans

11%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.4%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.8%

Number of VA Locations

16

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

5,424

Number of Military Bases

2

Nebraska

  Flag of Nebraska

Number of Veterans

117,048

% of Population Are Veterans

8%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.5%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

2.6%

Number of VA Locations

11

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

10,641

Number of Military Bases

2

Nevada

  Flag of Nevada

Number of Veterans

201,917

% of Population Are Veterans

9%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.9%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.8%

Number of VA Locations

13

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

15,532

Number of Military Bases

4

New Hampshire

 Flag of New Hampshire

Number of Veterans

92,693

% of Population Are Veterans

9%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.3%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

2.5%

Number of VA Locations

6

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

15,449

Number of Military Bases

1

Did you know?  New Hampshire has fewer military bases than any other state.

New Jersey

  Flag of New Jersey

Number of Veterans

325,283

% of Population Are Veterans

5%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

75+

Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.0%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.6%

Number of VA Locations

18

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

18,071

Number of Military Bases

11

New Mexico

  Flag of New Mexico

Number of Veterans

148,310

% of Population Are Veterans

9%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.3%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

6.0%

Number of VA Locations

16

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

9,269

Number of Military Bases

5

New York

  Flag of New York

Number of Veterans

699,604

% of Population Are Veterans

4%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

75+

Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.9%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.5%

Number of VA Locations

66

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

10,600

Number of Military Bases

13

Did you know?  New York has the lowest percentage of veterans amongst its population - only 4%.

North Carolina

 Flag of North Carolina

Number of Veterans

656,044

% of Population Are Veterans

8%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.7%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.2%

Number of VA Locations

27

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

24,298

Number of Military Bases

12

North Dakota

  Flag of North Dakota

Number of Veterans

46,221

% of Population Are Veterans

8%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

35-54

Veteran Unemployment Rate

2.1%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

2.5%

Number of VA Locations

8

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

5,778

Number of Military Bases

3

Ohio

  Flag of Ohio

Number of Veterans

714,647

% of Population Are Veterans

8%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.5%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.9%

Number of VA Locations

35

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

20,418

Number of Military Bases

8

Oklahoma

  Flag of Oklahoma

Number of Veterans

269,154

% of Population Are Veterans

9%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.5%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.2%

Number of VA Locations

13

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

20,704

Number of Military Bases

6

Oregon

  Flag of Oregon

Reverse Flag of Oregon

Number of Veterans

276,280

% of Population Are Veterans

8%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.3%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.0%

Number of VA Locations

19

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

14,541

Number of Military Bases

4

Pennsylvania

 Flag of Pennsylvania

Number of Veterans

742,199

% of Population Are Veterans

7%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

5.0%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.5%

Number of VA Locations

45

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

16,493

Number of Military Bases

10

Rhode Island

  Flag of Rhode Island

Number of Veterans

52,261

% of Population Are Veterans

6%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

75+

Veteran Unemployment Rate

7.3%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.1%

Number of VA Locations

2

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

26,131

Number of Military Bases

2

Did you know?  Rhode Island has the highest veteran unemployment rate in the nation at 7.3%. In addition, it has the highest gap between the statewide and veteran unemployment rates (7.3% vs 4.1%).

South Carolina

 Flag of SC

Number of Veterans

362,121

% of Population Are Veterans

9%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.9%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.2%

Number of VA Locations

14

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

25,866

Number of Military Bases

11

South Dakota

  Flag of South Dakota

Number of Veterans

58,880

% of Population Are Veterans

9%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

2.5%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.6%

Number of VA Locations

13

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

4,529

Number of Military Bases

2

Tennessee

  Flag of TN

Number of Veterans

429,173

% of Population Are Veterans

8%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.5%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.7%

Number of VA Locations

23

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

18,660

Number of Military Bases

5

Texas

  Flag of Texas

Number of Veterans

1,460,397

% of Population Are Veterans

7%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

35-54

Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.8%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.2%

Number of VA Locations

66

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

22,127

Number of Military Bases

28

Did you know?  Texas is tied with New York for having the most VA facilities.

Utah

  Flag of Utah

Number of Veterans

124,785

% of Population Are Veterans

6%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

2.9%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.2%

Number of VA Locations

8

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

15,598

Number of Military Bases

5

Vermont

  Flag of Vermont

Number of Veterans

37,545

% of Population Are Veterans

7%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

1.7%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.0%

Number of VA Locations

6

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

6,258

Number of Military Bases

2

Did you know?  Vermont is tied with Maine for having the lowest veteran unemployment rate - an amazing 1.7%!

Virginia

  Flag of VA

Number of Veterans

687,271

% of Population Are Veterans

11%

Largest Service Period

Gulf War I

Largest Veteran Age Group

35-54

Veteran Unemployment Rate

2.5%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.7%

Number of VA Locations

20

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

34,364

Number of Military Bases

26

Did you know? Of all the states, Virginia has the fewest Veterans Administration health facilities per veteran. Also, Gulf War I veterans constitute the largest part of Virginia's veteran population.

Washington

  Flag of Washington

Number of Veterans

535,293

% of Population Are Veterans

9%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.2%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.5%

Number of VA Locations

19

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

28,173

Number of Military Bases

12

West Virginia

  Flag of West VA

Number of Veterans

127,149

% of Population Are Veterans

9%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

5.1%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

5.1%

Number of VA Locations

14

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

9,082

Number of Military Bases

3

Wisconsin

  Flag of Wisconsin

Number of Veterans

327,271

% of Population Are Veterans

7%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.3%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

3.1%

Number of VA Locations

21

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

15,584

Number of Military Bases

4

Wyoming

  Flag of Wyoming

Number of Veterans

44,499

% of Population Are Veterans

10%

Largest Service Period

Vietnam

Largest Veteran Age Group

65-74

Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.6%

Non-Veteran Unemployment Rate

4.1%

Number of VA Locations

15

Number of Veterans Per VA Location

2,967

Number of Military Bases

2

Did you know? Of all the states, Virginia has the most Veterans Administration health facilities per veteran.

 

 

State Veteran Statistics Data Table:

State Veteran Statistics Data Table