Fast Facts

Fiscal 2016 data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA reports there are 21.3 million veterans living in the United States.

  • There are 1,533,306 veterans in the State of Florida.  There are 1,378,486 male veterans and 154,820 female veterans.
  • Note: Florida has the third largest veteran population in the nation, behind California with 1,755,680 veterans and Texas with 1,670,186 veterans.
  • There are 1,139,764 wartime veterans in the State of Florida.
  • There are 393,541 peacetime veterans in the State of Florida.
  • There are 65,941 World War II veterans in the State of Florida.
  • There are 144,445 Korean War veterans in the State of Florida.
  • There are 496,526 Vietnam-era veterans in the State of Florida.
  • There are 190,446 Gulf War veterans in the State of Florida.  (1990 to 9/11/01)
  • There are 173,469 Post-9/11 veterans in the State of Florida  (9/12/01 to present)
  • There are 773,284 veterans in Florida 65 years of age and over.  (There are 737,698 male veterans 65 years of age and older and 35,586 female veterans 65 years of age and older.)

For 24-hour counsel, call the National Veteran Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. You are NOT alone!