How many veterans live in Massachusetts? What are their characteristics?
How many veterans live in Massachusetts?
What is the veteran share of the population of Massachusetts?
Veteran share of the adult civilian population in Massachusetts
How do the veteran and nonveteran populations in Massachusetts compare?”
Veterans below the poverty line in Massachusetts
Veteran unemployment rate in Massachusetts
Veterans with bachelor's degrees in Massachusetts
Veterans with any disability in Massachusetts
More on veterans and defense from USAFacts
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 Massachusetts served in the Vietnam era.
The population share of a group like veterans illustrates the prevalence of that group to others in a place. The population share of Massachusetts veterans has been dropping in recent years, down 3 percentage points since 2012.
The Census Bureau's American Community Survey allows for comparisons between veteran and nonveteran populations based on several measures.