Veterans' Data in Focus

A collection of infographics focused on veterans’ social, economic, and physical well-being.

The RAND Epstein Family Veterans Policy Research Institute offers a collection of infographics focused on veterans’ social, economic, and physical well-being. These can be used to shape policies and interventions that address veterans’ needs, close gaps in support, and foster better understanding of the veteran population and their families.

We will update the visualizations as new data becomes available. The collection is supplemented by a summary report that provides background on methods and datasets that supported this research, along with detailed analyses and broad takeaways.


This collection of quick-reference visualizations brings together information from nationally representative datasets:

Trends in U.S. Veteran Demographics provides a snapshot of veterans' demographic diversity and how veterans who have served since 9/11 differ from their predecessors

Prevalence of Past-Year Serious Psychological Distress Among U.S. Veterans profiles the disproportionate risk of psychological distress and suicidality among veterans who are younger, women, and racial/ethnic and sexual minorities.

U.S. Veteran Labor Market Trends explores where veterans find civilian jobs after leaving the military and how they compare with their nonveteran peers when it comes to unemployment rates, likelihood of college enrollment, and likelihood of working while attending college.

Alcohol and Substance Use Among U.S. Veterans examines patterns of substance use, substance use disorders, and treatment among pre- and post-9/11 veterans.

Summary Report

You can download a free, searchable PDF of this report at the link below:

  • Report

    A Summary of Veteran-Related Statistics

    What are some trends and statistics among the U.S. veteran population? Baseline estimates related to veterans' demographics, mental health, and labor market outcomes can support the work of policymakers and researchers focused on veteran-related issues.

On behalf of the RAND Epstein Family Veterans Policy Research Institute, we thank you for your interest and support for our work.

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