The U.S. Veteran Population
Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
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 most recent available.
|Period of service||Number |
|All veterans, 18 years and over||18,830,450||100.0%|
|Gulf War Era||6,774,268||36.0 |
16.6 (post 9/11)
19.4 (pre 9/11)
|World War II||930,477||4.9|
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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