Since 2000, the Predictive Analytics Service (PAS) has been producing the VetPop Projection Model to estimate and project the number and characteristics of the Veteran population. Based on the best available data as of September 30, 2015, the VetPop projections show a Veteran population that is both declining in number and becoming more evenly distributed in age (Figure 1).
The main data sources of VetPop are: Decennial Census (2000 and 2010); American Community Survey; United States Veterans Eligibility Trends and Statistics
Want to dig deeper? VA released Compensation and Pension by County 2018 This report shows the number of Veterans in each state and county who received monthly Disability Compensation and Pension payments during fiscal year 2018. It also includes breakdowns by disability rating groups, age groups, and gender.
Memorial Day 2019: VA Honors All Who Have Served and Died This Memorial Day infographic illustrates the sacrifice of America’s Veterans during the battle, other deaths while in service, and after leaving the military. The infographic also provides key statistics on how VA’s National Cemetery Administration memorializes Veterans.