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CommunityService members, veterans and their families benefit from support networks in communities. Military support centers, community organizations and others offer resources to military, veterans and their family members. They also help those who need specific services. Communities can give back to military and veteran families through the support systems that they offer.

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Community Blueprint communities by state
Definition: Community Blueprint communities are those communities which use a set of tools and practices that provide a framework for communities to produce positive, measurable outcomes for veterans, military members and their families. 
Source/Date: Points of Light/2016
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Low income areas
Definition: The census tract was low income or not in 2010.
Source/Date: ACS 2010-2015 and U.S. Census Bureau 2010 (Economic Research Service, USDA)
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Median income of civilians with income in the past 12 months
Definition: Median income of civilians age 18-64 who had income in the last 12 months (in 2014 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Source/Date: U.S. Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey/2009-2016
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Median income of veterans with income in the last 12 months
Definition: Median income of veterans age 18-64 who had income in the last 12 months (in 2014 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Source/Date: U.S. Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey/2009-2016
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2016 Military Family Lifestyle Survey
Definition: The Military Family Lifestyle Survey, the largest of its kind, is conducted by Blue Star Families and is an important resource for information about the current state of the military community. It is released annually and used by government officials and others to help understand the unique needs and challenges of military families.
Source/Date: Blue Star Families/2016
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Military Family Assistance Centers by state
Definition: Family Assistance Center locations around the state which provide a variety of referral based services from all military components. 
Source/Date: The National Guard Bureau/2015
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Military installations
Definition: Active duty military installations for each branch of the United States military.
Source/Date: Department of Defense/2016
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National county data
Definition: National County Level Population, 2010 to 2015. These include population and change in population.
Source/Date: U.S. Census Bureau/2014
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National Guard Family Program Offices
Definition: Program offices which provide support and education to families in the National Guard.
Source/Date: National Guard Bureau/2015
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Poverty rates by county
Definition: Poverty rates show the percentage of a population living in poverty for which poverty status was determined. These indicators include the child poverty rate, which is the percentage of related children in poverty for whom poverty status was determined.
Source/Date: Economic Research Service (USDA) and 5-year American Community Survey (ACS), 2009-2016 version.
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Percent of civilians (18-64) living in poverty
Definition: Percent of civilians age 18 to 64 who report income at or below the poverty level.
Source/Date: U.S. Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey/2010-2015
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Percent of veterans (18-64) living in poverty
Definition: Percent of veterans age 18 to 64 who report income at or below the poverty level.
Source/Date: U.S. Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey/2010-2015
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Population Trend Veteran Non-Veteran 18 Over
Definition: The Population Trend indicator is from annual US census of Population Estimates, which displays the percent change in population year to year, veterans and non-veterans 18 and over.
Source/Date: US Census Population Estimates/2010-2016
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Veteran Non-veteran Educational Attainment
Definition: The Veteran Non-veteran Educational Attainment indicator is an historical comparison of educational attainment of veterans compared to civilians.
Source/Date: ACS 2010-2016
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