Posted on November 3, 2017
The approximate number of total veterans living in the United States—comprised of 16.9 million men and 1.6 million women
The number of veterans with a service-connected disability rating in 2016. A “service-connected” disability is one that was a result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service.
The number of all U.S. employer firms that are majority owned by veterans. Veteran-owned firms comprised 7.2 percent of the nation’s 5.5 million employer businesses.
Percentage of veterans who report experiencing a traumatic brain injury during deployment who returned from Afghanistan and Iraq; approximately 18.5 percent of U.S. servicemembers suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Statista, Number of Veterans in the United States in 2016
- Veteran Owned Businesses and Their Owners Report, SBA, 2017
- 2015 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs, U.S. Census
- Tanielian, Terri, Lisa H. Jaycox, Terry Schell, Grant N. Marshall, M. Audrey Burnam, Christine Eibner, Benjamin Karney, Lisa S. Meredith, Jeanne Ringel and Mary E. Vaiana. Invisible Wounds: Mental Health and Cognitive CareNeedsof America’s Returning Veterans. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2008. https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9336.html.
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