Fast Facts

Fiscal 2017 demographic information from the VA’s Veteran Population Projection Model 2016. The VA reports there are 20.0 million veterans living in the United States.

  • There are 1,525,400 veterans in the State of Florida.  There are 1,381,170 male veterans and 144,229 female veterans.
  • Note: Florida has the third largest veteran population in the nation, behind California with 1,681,730 veterans and Texas with 1,584,844 veterans.
  • There are 1,172,800 wartime veterans in the State of Florida.
  • There are 352,600 peacetime veterans in the State of Florida.
  • There are 61,646 World War II veterans in the State of Florida.
  • There are 139,129 Korean War veterans in the State of Florida.
  • There are 519,843 Vietnam-era veterans in the State of Florida.
  • There are 188,024 Gulf War veterans in the State of Florida.  (1990 to 9/11/01)
  • There are 177,494 Post-9/11 veterans in the State of Florida  (9/12/01 to present)
  • There are 789,717 veterans in Florida 65 years of age and over.  (There are 761,682 male veterans 65 years of age and older and 28,033 female veterans 65 years of age and older.)