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Demographics
Military-affiliated families are defined and counted in various ways, with the data reflected in federal reports generated annually. These reports give us valuable information about the service members and veterans, such as gender and age. Information about spouses and children is also reflected in such reports. Find out more about these families so that you can begin to tailor your efforts to their needs.

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Number of veterans by age and gender by county
Definition: Data on veterans, by age group and gender, are collected on the American Community Survey (ACS), the Current Population Survey (CPS), the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), and in decennial censuses prior to 2010.
Source/Date: ACS 5 Year Estimates, 2010-2016
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Era of service - veterans

Definition: Percentage of veterans, per county, displayed by era of service. Information comes from the American Community Survey (ACS).

Source: ACS2015 5YR Census Update, 2009-2016.

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Active Duty members by county
Definition: Number of Active Duty Service members by branches: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force by county.
Source/Date: Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC)/2016
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Active Duty spouse by county
Definition: Number of active duty spouses by county and branch.
Source/Date: Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC)/2016
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Active Duty dependent children by age
Definition: Number of Active Duty dependent children by county by total number and age groupings (0-5, 6-12, and 13-18) and by branch.
Source/Date: Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC)/2015
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Selected Reserve members by county
Definition: Number of Selected Reserve members by branches: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force by county.
Source/Date: Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC)/2016
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Selected Reserve spouse by county
Definition: Number of Selected Reserve spouse by county and by branch.
Source/Date: Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC)/2016
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Selected Reserve dependent children by county by age
Definition: Number of selected Reserve dependent children by county by total number and age groupings (0-5, 6-12, and 13-18) and by branch.
Source/Date: Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC)/2015
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Veteran Households with and without children
Definition: This indicator data set has data for the number of veteran households who have children and who do not have children.
Source/Date: US Department of Veteran Affair/2015
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