Veterans in Nevada

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

Latest update on October 27, 2023

How many veterans live in Nevada?

Veteran population

In 2022, 205,615.0 veterans lived in Nevada. That's a 10.19% decrease since 2012.

Nevada has the 29th-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 Nevada served in the Vietnam era.

Veteran population of Nevada

In 2022, 205,615.0 veterans lived in Nevada.

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Veteran state of Nevada residents by race or ethnicity

Veteran state of Nevada residents by period of service

What is the veteran share of the population of Nevada?

Veteran share of the adult civilian population in Nevada

In 2022, 8.30% of the adult civilian population in Nevada 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 Nevada veterans has been dropping in recent years, down 3 percentage points since 2012.

Veteran share of adult civilian population in Nevada

In 2022, 8.30% of the adult civilian population in Nevada were considered veterans.

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Veteran share of adult civilian population

Nevada is ranked 7th-highest among states for its share of the veteran population.

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How do the veteran and nonveteran populations in Nevada compare?”

Veterans below the poverty line in Nevada

In 2022, 7.70% of veterans in Nevada earned income below the poverty line, compared with 11.80% 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 Nevada who earned income below the poverty line

In 2022, 7.70% of veterans in Nevada earned income below the poverty line, compared with 11.80% of nonveterans.

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Veteran unemployment rate in Nevada

In 2022, the unemployment rate for Nevada veterans for the year was 4.30% compared with 5.50% for nonveterans.

Unemployment rate of veterans in Nevada

In 2022, the unemployment rate for Nevada veterans for the year was 4.30% compared with 5.50% for nonveterans.

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Veterans with bachelor's degrees in Nevada

In 2022, 29.00% of Nevada veterans older than 25 had a bachelor's degree compared with 26.80% of the nonveteran population.

Nevada veterans with at least a bachelor's degree

In 2022, 29.00% of Nevada veterans older than 25 had a bachelor's degree compared with 26.80% of the nonveteran population.

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Veterans with any disability in Nevada

In 2022, 31.60% of Nevada veterans had a disability compared with 15.50% of the nonveteran population.

Veterans in Nevada with any disability

In 2022, 31.60% of Nevada veterans had a disability compared with 15.50% of the nonveteran population.

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