The Latest Veterans Statistics

January 15, 2013 - Posted By Vets Vehicles

Veteran Population (as of Sept 2012)

Total number of veterans: 22 million

  • Number of female veterans: 2 million
  • Total enrollees in VA health care system: 8.57 million
  • Number of veterans with VA-administered life insurance policies: 7 million
  • Number of veterans receiving VA disability compensation: 3.53 million
  • Number of veterans with active VA home loans: 1.73 million
  • Number of veterans receiving education benefits: 950,000
  • Number of veterans receiving a VA pension: 310,000
  • Number of veterans receiving vocational rehabilitation training: 3,000

Number of Veterans Who Served in the Following Conflicts (as of Sept 2012)

  • Vietnam Era: 7.5 million
  • Gulf War: 6.2 million
  • Peacetime only: 5.6 million
  • Korean Conflict: 2.3 million
  • World War II: 1.4 million

Number of VA Facilities (as of March 2012)

  • VA community-based outpatient clinics: 817
  • VA veterans centers: 300
  • VA hospitals: 152
  • VA national cemetaries: 131
  • Veterans benefits administration regional offices: 56

Source: Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of the Actuary, Veteran Population Projection Model (VetPop) 2011.

Expenditures (as of May 2012)

Total Expenditure: 123 billion

  • Compensation & Pension: 58 billion
  • Medical Care: 43 billion
  • Education & Vocational Rehabilitation/Employment: 11 billion
  • General Operating Expenses: 7 billion
  • Services for Unique Patients: 5 billion
  • Insurance & Indemnities: 2 billion
  • Construction: 2 billion
  • Loan Guarantee: 1 billion

Source: Department of Veterans Affairs, the Geographic Distribution of VA Expenditures (GDX) Report

For more information, visit the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics at www.va.gov. To donate your car on behalf of veterans, click here or call 888-838-7834.