Alexandria Veterans – Some Facts

Below are some facts about local veterans provided by LTG (USA, Ret) Bob Wood at Rotary on October 25, 2016.

Alexandria Veterans – Some Facts

  • Virginia – 726,470; 8th Cong District – 52,821; #8 in U.S.
  • Alexandria Residents – 11.8%
  • Veteran Owned Businesses Virginia 76,997; Alex – 240+
  • Alexandria Home to 11+ Veteran Based Organizations
  • Number of Homeless Alexandria Veterans – 12; Fairfax – 46; Arlington – 19
  • Annual Number of Transitioning Vets in DC, MD, VA area – 15,000/ 1250 month

Nationally By Percentage of Our Vet Population

  • #1 in veterans of both Gulf Wars
  • #2 in Bachelor Degrees
  • #2 in Millennials
  • #2 in Gen X’s
  • #2 in Boomers
  • #2 in Female Veterans
  • #3 in Highest Median Income ($82,865)
  • #4 as percentage of State Population
  • 2nd to Last in Korean War Veterans
  • Last in Vietnam Veterans
  • Last in use of Veteran Facilities
  • 70% Vote in Presidential Election (vs 61% in U.S.)
  • 54% Vote in Congressional Elections (vs 41% in U.S.)

ALEXANDRIA VETERANS

«YOUNGER

«MORE EDUCATED

«MORE INCOME

«ENTREPRENEURAL

«STEADY FLOW

«HEALTHY

«EMPLOYMENT READY

«ACTIVE IN COMMUNITY

«ALREADY HERE

«SERVICE ORIENTED

Best for Vets: Places to Live 2015 – Military Times

#1 Alexandria, Virginia – Best Medium City

 

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