Veterans in Hawaii

How many veterans live in Hawaii? What are their characteristics?

Latest update on October 27, 2023

How many veterans live in Hawaii?

Veteran population

In 2022, 89,952.0 veterans lived in Hawaii. That's a 23.04% decrease since 2012.

Hawaii has the 41st-highest veteran population.

The Census Bureau’s American Community Survey includes annual estimates of veterans. According to the Census Bureau, veterans are anyone who has previously served (regardless of the duration of service) in active duty in the armed forces. Relevant armed forces include the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. People who served during World War II in the Merchant Marine are veterans, as is anyone in the National Guard or Reserves who has been on active duty. Veterans are not currently serving and are considered civilians.

Based on the data, the largest group of veterans in Hawaii served in the Gulf War (9/2001 or later).

Veteran population of Hawaii

In 2022, 89,952.0 veterans lived in Hawaii.

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Veteran state of Hawaii residents by race or ethnicity

Veteran state of Hawaii residents by period of service

What is the veteran share of the population of Hawaii?

Veteran share of the adult civilian population in Hawaii

In 2022, 8.20% of the adult civilian population in Hawaii were considered veterans.

The population share of a group like veterans illustrates the prevalence of that group to others in a place. The population share of Hawaii veterans has been dropping in recent years, down 3 percentage points since 2012.

Veteran share of adult civilian population in Hawaii

In 2022, 8.20% of the adult civilian population in Hawaii were considered veterans.

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Veteran share of adult civilian population

Hawaii is ranked 10th-highest among states for its share of the veteran population.

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4.77%
5.83%
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How do the veteran and nonveteran populations in Hawaii compare?”

Veterans below the poverty line in Hawaii

In 2022, 7.10% of veterans in Hawaii earned income below the poverty line, compared with 10.00% of nonveterans.

The Census Bureau's American Community Survey allows for comparisons between veteran and nonveteran populations based on several measures.

Percent of veterans in Hawaii who earned income below the poverty line

In 2022, 7.10% of veterans in Hawaii earned income below the poverty line, compared with 10.00% of nonveterans.

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Veteran unemployment rate in Hawaii

In 2022, the unemployment rate for Hawaii veterans for the year was 5.50% compared with 3.60% for nonveterans.

Unemployment rate of veterans in Hawaii

In 2022, the unemployment rate for Hawaii veterans for the year was 5.50% compared with 3.60% for nonveterans.

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Veterans with bachelor's degrees in Hawaii

In 2022, 36.10% of Hawaii veterans older than 25 had a bachelor's degree compared with 35.10% of the nonveteran population.

Hawaii veterans with at least a bachelor's degree

In 2022, 36.10% of Hawaii veterans older than 25 had a bachelor's degree compared with 35.10% of the nonveteran population.

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Veterans with any disability in Hawaii

In 2022, 31.70% of Hawaii veterans had a disability compared with 14.70% of the nonveteran population.

Veterans in Hawaii with any disability

In 2022, 31.70% of Hawaii veterans had a disability compared with 14.70% of the nonveteran population.

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