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AARP has a long history of supporting veterans, the U.S. military, and their families.

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According to U.S. Census Bureau data, there are about 19 million veterans age 18 and older in the United States, with about 13 million age 50 and older. About six million are AARP members.

The 2022 Veterans in America Infographics provide a profile of veterans in each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Data for the Virgin Islands is not available in the American Community Survey (2016–2020). The infographics contain demographic data, and data on veteran’s health and well-being, including use of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for healthcare services.


The data are from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2016–2020 American Community Survey, five-year estimates. The data represent veterans 18 and older in the United States, including the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Data for Puerto Rico are included in a separate tabulation. Data for the Virgin Islands are not available in the American Community Survey (2016–2020).

2022 Veterans in America

National Infographic

State Infographics

ArkansasMassachusettsPuerto Rico
CaliforniaMichiganRhode Island
ColoradoMinnesotaSouth Carolina
ConnecticutMississippiSouth Dakota
District of ColumbiaMontanaTexas
HawaiiNew HampshireVirginia
IdahoNew JerseyWashington
IllinoisNew MexicoWest Virginia
IndianaNew YorkWisconsin
IowaNorth CarolinaWyoming
KansasNorth Dakota 


For more information, please contact Cassandra Cantave at or Fanni Farago at For media inquiries, contact External Relations at