On Veterans Day we honor those who served in the US armed forces. Social Explorer took a look at the most recent American Community Survey data to see learn more about veterans in the US.
In 2010, there were 21,798,077 veterans, representing 9.3 percent of the adult civilian population. By comparison, in 1970, 21.1 percent of the adult civilian population had served.
The American Community Survey also details veteran status by war fought.
Subscribers can explore this map to see where veterans live, and use Social Explorer's report tools to trace the veteran population through the decades and by location.
Map of Veteran Population (2010 American Community Survey)