Veterans stay close to military installations

A News21 analysis finds that returning service members from the post-9/11 cohort tend to cluster around military installations. The trend appears to illustrate increasing isolation of military families from the rest of the population. More

Active military installations
2011 Post-9/11 Veteran Population
  • 764
  • 1,580
  • 2,964
  • 5,417
  • More than 5,417
NOTE: Participants in the ACS survey self-identify as veterans and select service periods they served. Geographic data is split into areas with populations of 100,000 or more.
SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, Department of Defense.
CREDITS: Data analysis, Mauro Whiteman.