There are around 19 million US veterans as of 2021, representing less than 10% of the total adult population (Department of Veterans Affairs).
The demographic profile of veterans is expected to change considerably in the next 25 years becoming much more ethnically and culturally diverse in line with projections of the general population. Additionally the number of female veterans is expected to increase.
While Americans continue to see veteran's services as an important priority, there are mixed feelings about the success of the Department of Veterans Affairs in meeting the needs of US veterans. Read more.