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The U.S. Veteran Population

The following table shows the number of military personnel who served in America's wars, from World War II through the Gulf War. Data is as of 2011.

Period of service Number
in 2011
Percentage
of all
veterans
Percentage
women
All veterans, 18 years and over 22,676,149 100.0% 9.8%
Gulf War Era 5,954,523 26.2

27.7 (post 9/11)
23.7 (pre 9/11)

Vietnam Era 7,574,032 33.4 12.7
Korean Conflict 2,433,372 10.7 3.3
World War II 1,630,848 7.2 5.0
Peacetime veterans 5,825,286 25.7 27.6
NOTE: The figures do not add up to 100 percent because veterans may have served in more than one time period.
Source: The U.S. Census Bureau.

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