Statistics on the civilian male veteran population 14 years old and over classified by period of service, based on the 25-percent sample tabulations for the United States, regions, divisions, States, Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas, urbanized areas, urban places of 10,000 inhabitants or more, and counties, have been published in chapter C of the 57 parts of the 1960 Census of Population, Volume I, Characteristics of the Population. More detailed data on the social and economic characteristics of the civilian male veteran population years old and over for the United States, regions, divisions, and States have been published in chapter D of the 1960 Census of Population, Volume I, Characteristics of the Population. Information on the mobility status and type of mobility of civilian male war veterans by region, division, and State of 1960 residence, cross-classified by region, division, and State of Residence In 1955, appears in the final report PC(2)-2B, Mobility for States and State Economic Areas. In the final report PC(2)-8A, Inmates of Institutions, information on inmates who are veterans is shown by period of service, age, color, and selected Type of Institution for the United States. Statistics on the mortgage characteristics of homes owned by veterans, classified by period of service, appear in 1960 Census of Housing, Volume V, Residential Finance, Part I, Homeowner Properties.
Although data on Veteran Status were collected in a number of decennial censuses prior to 1960, no statistics have appeared in the publications of the more recent censuses. In the census of 1890, a special volume was issued giving the name, age, and place of residence of pensioners of the Revolutionary War or other U.S. military service, but other veterans were not identified. An inquiry on Veteran Status was undertaken in the Census of 1890, and statistics on veterans of the Union and Confederate Armies were published.
Current Population Survey
Data on veterans of World War II for the United States as a whole have been collected regularly in the Current Population Survey. Selected statistics on the income of World War II veterans 25 to 44 years old were published in the annual surveys of income covering the years 1947 through 1961 in Current Population Reports, Series P-60. Similarly, data on the employment status of veterans of World War II were published in the publication Employment and Earnings of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Publication of these data, however, was discontinued with the April 1963 issue.
Veterans Administration publications
Estimates of veteran population by county are published periodically by the Research Statistics Service, Office of Controller, Veterans Administration. Research monograph 7, County Veteran Population, June 1960, presents the estimated veteran population of counties by period of service as of June 30, 1960. Similar data as of June 30, 1963, appear in Research Monograph 8.