Index: Demographics / Subcategory: Demographics

Veterans

Date updated: 06/19/2013

The United States Census [pdf] defines a civilian veteran as 'someone 18 and older who is not currently on active duty, but who once served on active duty in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard, or who served in the Merchant Marine during World War II.' People who served for a short period of time are included in this definition.

What this chart shows: Veteran Adults - United States, Colorado, & Larimer County, 2010-2012

 

Data Source: United States Department of Veteran Affairs

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What the above data tell us:

Between 2010 and 2012, the number of civilian veterans in the United States, Colorado, and Larimer County has steadily declined. It is estimated that in 2012 there was a greater proportion of veterans living in Colorado (10.0%) than in Larimer County (8.8%) or the United States (9.3%).

What this chart shows: Percentage of Veterans in Adult Population (18+) - Larimer County Communities, 2000 Census vs. 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Data Source: United States Census Bureau (2000 Census Data = Table P039; 2007-2011 ACS Data = Table B21001)

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What the above data tell us:

The percentage of veterans living in Larimer County communities has decreased since the 2000 Census with the exception of LaPorte. Between 2007 and 2011, the community with the lowest percentage of veterans in the total adult population was Timnath at 2.5% and Estes Park had the highest percentage of veterans in Larimer County with16.9% of the adult population. During this same time period (2007-2011), the average percentage of veterans in all of Larimer County was 12.1% of the adult population.

What this chart shows: Percentage of Veterans by Period of Service - Larimer County, 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Data Source: United States Census Bureau (Table B21002)

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What the above data tell us:

According to the 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, the largest percentage of living veterans, 34.4%, served during the Vietnam era (1964-1975), followed by those who have served between wars (24.5%).

The periods of service reported include non-war periods as well as service in times of war. The following are the dates of wartime service (from 1939 to present) indicated on this chart:

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Data Tables:

United States

Colorado

Larimer County

# Veterans (Est)

% of Population (18+)

# Veterans (Est)

% of Population (18+)

# Veterans (Est)

% of Population (18+)

2010

23,031,892 9.8% 405,244 10.7% 22,342 9.4%

2011

22,676,149 9.5% 400,136 10.3% 21,845 9.1%

2012

22,328,279 9.3% 395,613 10.0% 21,606 8.8%

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Veteran Adults by Larimer County Community

Area

2000 Veteran Population

% of Total Population

2007-2011 Veteran Population

% of Total Population

Larimer County

23,269 12.1% 22,395 9.6%

Berthoud

448 13.0% 369 10.1%

Estes Park

750 17.1% 823 16.9%

Fort Collins

8,779 9.4% 7,761 6.9%

LaPorte

273 13.4% 365 15.8%

Loveland

5,520 14.9% 5,874 11.7%

Red Feather Lakes

101 24.5% 10 10.3%

Timnath

10 6.7% 9 2.5%

Wellington

223 12.2% 387 9.4%

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Veterans by Period of Service - Larimer County, 2007-2011

Service Period

#

%

Between Wars

5,483 24.5%

World War II Only

2,096 9.4%

World War II and Korean War

146 0.7%

Korean War Only

2,168 9.7%

Vietnam Era, Korean War and Word War II

140 0.1%

Vietnam Era and Korean War

315 1.4%

Vietnam Era Only

7,706 34.4%

Gulf Wars (1990 to present)

4,436 19.8%

Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

1,156 5.2%

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