Prepared by New Hampshire Employment Security, Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau
Who are our Veterans?
In 2012, over
108,000 individuals,
almost 11 percent
of New Hampshire’s
population, were veterans.
Over 48 percent of
New Hampshire’s civilian
veterans were age 65
years and older, compared
to 15 percent of the
nonveteran population. Less
than two percent of veterans
in that age cohort were
female.
There are larger shares of
veterans in the oldest age
cohorts, as they had enlisted
during WWII and the Korean Conflict.
Many who served during the Vietnam Era are now turning 65 years of age.
Only seven percent of all New Hampshire veterans were in the youngest age cohort, age 18 to 34 years.
War Service
About 38,500 of
New Hampshire veterans
served during the Vietnam
Era. This represented,
about 35 percent of all
New Hampshire veterans.
Almost 30,000 veterans,
about 27 percent of the
state’s veterans, served
during peacetime.
Those who served during
any Gulf War period
accounted for the second
largest share of veterans
who served during war time,
with about 22 percent of
New Hampshire veterans.
Many who served in one or
both of the Gulf Wars are still
in active service, so are not yet veterans.
Just over seven percent of all New Hampshire veterans, roughly 8,000 veterans, served during multiple wars.
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NH Veterans and Non-veterans by Age and Gender, 2012
Source: 2012 American Community Survey 1-year estimates
Number of NH Veterans Who Served in War Periods, 2012
Source: 2012 American Community Survey 1-year estimates
Nonveteran Females
Veteran Males
Nonveteran Males
Veteran Females
18 to 34 years
* Veteran and non-veteran males age 65 to 74 had similar numbers
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