Veterans by Race and Ethnicity
How does the share of U.S. veterans vary by race and ethnicity?
The American Community Survey (ACS) adheres to definitions of race and ethnicity set forth by the 1997 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards. These categories are based on self-identification and are "not an attempt to define race biologically, anthropologically, or genetically," according to the Census Bureau.
Note that the "Hispanic and Latino" population is not mutually exclusive with the other (racial) populations shown in this chart. According to the ACS, the category of "Hispanic or Latino" maps to the concept of ethnicity, not race. A person who identifies as Hispanic may be of any race or combination of races.