The Department of Veterans Affairs Women Veterans Health Strategic Health Care Group's profile of women veterans includes demographic facts, their post-military health issues, and a synopsis of the health care women veterans can expect at VA health care facilities.
This Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) report chronicles the history of women in the military and as veterans. It also profiles women veterans and how they utilized benefits and services in 2009 and examines how they might use VA in the future.
Veteran demographics are changing over time. Currently, the number and percentage of women veterans are steadily increasing, more than doubling in rural counties between 1992 and 2011 from 3 to 7 percent. Rural veteran racial-ethnic diversity also increased over the same time period, from 6 to 10 percent.
The Department of Veterans Affairs released the "Profile of Women Veterans: 2014" in April 2016. The briefing includes gender comparisons within the military as well as comparisons of women veterans with women in the civilian population. Data for this analysis are sourced from the 2014 American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), and VA’s Veteran Population Projection Model (VetPop).
Need veteran statistics, reports, and maps? The National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics (NCVAS) serves as the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clearinghouse to collect, validate, analyze, and disseminate key statistics on the U.S. veteran population and VA programs to support planning, analysis, and decision-making activities.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Actuary publishes a quick-reference summary of veteran population projections. This summary is based on the VA "Population Projections Model VetPop2014."