Veterans Day 2015

As we celebrate those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces this Veterans Day, many Americans may want to learn more about the veterans who live in and around their area. This year, the Census Bureau released a series of infographics detailing characteristics of veterans within each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The statistics compiled from the 2009-2013 American Community Survey showed 21.3 million veterans living in the United States and Puerto Rico, comprising 9 percent of the civilian population. Alaska had the highest proportion of its population who are veterans, at 13.8 percent. Puerto Rico, at 3.8 percent, reported the lowest proportion of veterans.

Source: Veterans Day 2015