Veterans by Sex, Period of Service, and by State: 2005

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 505):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 58 rows and 13 columns.

In thousands (23,729 represents 23,729,000). As of September 30. VetPop 2004 Version 1.0 is the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) latest official estimate and projection of the veteran population.  It is based on published Census 2000 data supplemented by special extracts prepared for VA Office of the Actuary by the Census Bureau.  This estimate and projection also uses administrative data and projections of service member separations from active duty provided by the Department of Defense (the Defense Manpower Data Center and the Office of the Actuary), as well as VA administrative data on veterans benefits


  1. Veterans serving in more than one period of service
    are counted only once in the total.
  2. Current civilians discharged from active duty, other than for training only
    without service-connected disability.
  3. Service from August 2, 1990 to the present.
  4. Totals may not add due to rounding of numbers.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.