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4 Facts about U.S. Veteran Population [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted on Fri, Nov 03, 2017

 

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18.5 million

The approximate number of total veterans living in the United States—comprised of 16.9 million men and 1.6 million women

4 million

The number of veterans with a service-connected disability rating in 2016. A “service-connected” disability is one that was a result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service.

398,493

The number of all U.S. employer firms that are majority owned by veterans. Veteran-owned firms comprised 7.2 percent of the nation's 5.5 million employer businesses.

19.5

Percentage of veterans who report experiencing a traumatic brain injury during deployment who returned from Afghanistan and Iraq; approximately 18.5 percent of U.S. servicemembers suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Sources:

  1. Statista, Number of Veterans in the United States in 2016
  2. Veteran Owned Businesses and Their Owners Report, SBA, 2017 
  3. 2015 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs, U.S. Census
  4. Tanielian, Terri, Lisa H. Jaycox, Terry Schell, Grant N. Marshall, M. Audrey Burnam, Christine Eibner, Benjamin Karney, Lisa S. Meredith, Jeanne Ringel and Mary E. Vaiana. Invisible Wounds: Mental Health and Cognitive CareNeedsof America's Returning Veterans. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2008. https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9336.html

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