The New York City greater metropolitan area is home to over a million service members, veterans and their families. To provide an idea of just how many veterans call the city home–and how diverse a community they are– the New York City Department of Veterans’ Services has compiled a set of maps using the most recently available data from the American Community Survey and the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
DVS estimates there to be 189,808 veterans of “active duty” and 21,000 estimated National Guard and reservists. As of 2016, NYC veterans are distributed throughout the city as follows:
Queens: 27.9%, or 58,815
Brooklyn: 25.7%, or 54,178
Manhattan: 18.3%, or 38,577
The Bronx: 17.9%, or 37,495
Staten Island: 10.2%, or 21,502
Use the embedded map, above, to find out more specific demographic details.
The infographic above allows us to further visualize where the city’s veterans live and highlights the breakdown on conflict, age, level of education, employment and income.
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