Data Dictionary: ACS 2008 (1-Year Estimates)
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Table: T128. Veteran Status For The Civilian Population [7]
Universe: Civilian Population 18 Years and over
Table Details
T128. Veteran Status For The Civilian Population
Universe: Civilian Population 18 Years and over
Variable Label
T128_001
T128_002
T128_003
T128_004
T128_005
T128_006
T128_007
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey 2008 Summary File: Technical Documentation.
 
Veteran Status
For data products, a "civilian veteran" is a person 18 years old or over who has served (even for a short time), but is not now serving, on active duty in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or the Coast Guard, or who served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II. People who served in the National Guard or military Reserves are classified as veterans only if they were ever called or ordered to active duty, not counting the 4-6 months for initial training or yearly summer camps. All other civilians 18 years old and over are classified as nonveterans.