2017 Annual Disability Statistics Supplement

Veterans

Section 5: Veterans

This section presents statistics on Veterans in the United States. Specifically, the data address service connected to disability rating; the prevalence of disabilities in the Veteran population; the portion of the Veteran population that experiences poverty (as well as the difference between the poverty rates (poverty gap) of Veterans with and without disabilities), by disability status; and Veterans’ benefits, by disability status. The principal sources of these data are the U.S. Census Bureau, specifically the American Community Survey and the Veterans Benefits Administration’s Annual Benefits Report. For these tables, statistics for people with disabilities (disability status) are based on having responded ‘yes’ to a series of questions within the American Community Survey (see the glossary for more details). Poverty is defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and set as a dollar threshold by the U.S. Census Bureau in all sources (see the glossary for details).

Table 5.7 Non-Hispanic White Civilian Veterans Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016
State Total Disability No Disability   State Total Disability No Disability
Count % [1] Count % [1] Count % [1] Count % [1]
U.S. 14,217,187 4,276,734 30.1 9,940,453 69.9 MO  361,970    112,975  31.2  248,995  68.8
AL  243,217    79,987   32.9  163,230  67.1 MT   73,047    25,215   34.5  47,832   65.5
AK   49,155    11,362   23.1  37,793   76.9 NE  109,276    35,880   32.8  73,396   67.2
AZ  385,463    116,564  30.2  268,899  69.8 NV  151,638    45,974   30.3  105,664  69.7
AR  162,312    56,059   34.5  106,253  65.5 NH   93,391    26,529   28.4  66,862   71.6
CA 1,043,628   318,995  30.6  724,633  69.4 NJ  256,285    72,954   28.5  183,331  71.5
CO  291,881    74,706   25.6  217,175  74.4 NM   83,229    22,208   26.7  61,021   73.3
CT  144,036    42,872   29.8  101,164  70.2 NY  569,787    168,634  29.6  401,153  70.4
DE   48,420    12,053   24.9  36,367   75.1 NC  472,780    143,125  30.3  329,655  69.7
DC   8,943      1,586   17.7   7,357   82.3 ND   43,696    12,512   28.6  31,184   71.4
FL 1,128,933   351,874  31.2  777,059  68.8 OH  626,466    175,512  28.0  450,954  72.0
GA  397,799    118,094  29.7  279,705  70.3 OK  210,165    75,865   36.1  134,300  63.9
HI   39,684    11,064   27.9  28,620   72.1 OR  265,394    88,453   33.3  176,941  66.7
ID  101,361    32,211   31.8  69,150   68.2 PA  673,459    200,084  29.7  473,375  70.3
IL  455,897    134,288  29.5  321,609  70.5 RI   48,714    14,798   30.4  33,916   69.6
IN  326,084    101,503  31.1  224,581  68.9 SC  259,290    79,665   30.7  179,625  69.3
IA  177,023    49,574   28.0  127,449  72.0 SD   56,491    16,056   28.4  40,435   71.6
KS  148,672    44,662   30.0  104,010  70.0 TN  348,943    117,020  33.5  231,923  66.5
KY  237,355    86,541   36.5  150,814  63.5 TX  946,994    297,062  31.4  649,932  68.6
LA  161,879    48,094   29.7  113,785  70.3 UT  108,359    30,275   27.9  78,084   72.1
ME   94,329    27,426   29.1  66,903   70.9 VT   33,242    11,894   35.8  21,348   64.2
MD  229,734    54,108   23.6  175,626  76.4 VA  469,233    110,547  23.6  358,686  76.4
MA  273,885    81,113   29.6  192,772  70.4 WA  450,249    132,209  29.4  318,040  70.6
MI  477,299    145,536  30.5  331,763  69.5 WV  125,964    49,409   39.2  76,555   60.8
MN  282,836    79,770   28.2  203,066  71.8 WI  303,101    83,705   27.6  219,396  72.4
MS  123,227    37,192   30.2  86,035   69.8 WY   42,972    10,940   25.5  32,032   74.5
Table 5.8 Non-Hispanic Black Civilian Veterans Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016
State Total Disability No Disability   State Total Disability No Disability
Count % [1] Count % [1] Count % [1] Count % [1]
U.S. 2,063,054 538,974 26.1 1,524,080 73.9 MO  40,132   10,766 26.8 29,366 73.2
AL  67,352   19,377 28.8 47,975 71.2 MT    420    420 100.0
AK   2,948   939 31.9 2,009 68.1 NE   5,108   1,440 28.2 3,668 71.8
AZ  20,931   5,010 23.9 15,921 76.1 NV  18,638   4,894 26.3 13,744 73.7
AR  21,312   7,169 33.6 14,143 66.4 NH   1,790   906 50.6 884 49.4
CA  139,194  39,610 28.5 99,584 71.5 NJ  34,766   8,661 24.9 26,105 75.1
CO  20,773   6,026 29.0 14,747 71.0 NM   5,500   1,095 19.9 4,405 80.1
CT  10,181   2,000 19.6 8,181 80.4 NY  69,309   18,628 26.9 50,681 73.1
DE  11,867   2,725 23.0 9,142 77.0 NC  138,065  37,417 27.1 100,648 72.9
DC  13,386   4,352 32.5 9,034 67.5 ND    933    933 100.0
FL  141,692  33,384 23.6 108,308 76.4 OH  74,075   18,095 24.4 55,980 75.6
GA  203,022  48,138 23.7 154,884 76.3 OK  20,134   6,277 31.2 13,857 68.8
HI   6,180   1,669 27.0 4,511 73.0 OR   3,665   921 25.1 2,744 74.9
ID   1,127   1,127 100.0 PA  62,985   16,928 26.9 46,057 73.1
IL  71,027   22,104 31.1 48,923 68.9 RI   2,064   323 15.6 1,741 84.4
IN  29,949   9,734 32.5 20,215 67.5 SC  82,377   23,059 28.0 59,318 72.0
IA   2,925   1,270 43.4 1,655 56.6 SD    376    376 100.0
KS  13,607   2,887 21.2 10,720 78.8 TN  61,246   17,494 28.6 43,752 71.4
KY  20,075   6,413 31.9 13,662 68.1 TX  188,028  51,219 27.2 136,809 72.8
LA  62,219   18,059 29.0 44,160 71.0 UT   1,770   268 15.1 1,502 84.9
ME    148    148 100.0 VT    386    157 40.7 229 59.3
MD  101,633  19,738 19.4 81,895 80.6 VA  135,430  27,311 20.2 108,119 79.8
MA  10,882   2,996 27.5 7,886 72.5 WA  23,823   5,634 23.6 18,189 76.4
MI  51,966   16,925 32.6 35,041 67.4 WV   4,243   1,200 28.3 3,043 71.7
MN   5,631   1,102 19.6 4,529 80.4 WI  11,728   3,560 30.4 8,168 69.6
MS  45,680   10,946 24.0 34,734 76.0 WY    356    356 100.0
Table 5.9 Non-Hispanic Asian Civilian Veterans Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016
State Total Disability No Disability   State Total Disability No Disability
Count % [1] Count % [1] Count % [1] Count % [1]
U.S. 288,743 57,538 19.9 231,205 80.1 MO 1,475 323 21.9 1,152 78.1
AL 2,457 184 7.5 2,273 92.5 MT 846 198 23.4 648 76.6
AK 1,390 1,390 100.0 NE 245 49 20.0 196 80.0
AZ 5,579 616 11.0 4,963 89.0 NV 7,084 1,179 16.6 5,905 83.4
AR 763 415 54.4 348 45.6 NH 162 162 100.0
CA 97,975 23,285 23.8 74,690 76.2 NJ 6,007 1,170 19.5 4,837 80.5
CO 4,768 613 12.9 4,155 87.1 NM 209 37 17.7 172 82.3
CT 1,232 1,232 100.0 NY 10,388 1,502 14.5 8,886 85.5
DE 427 99 23.2 328 76.8 NC 4,842 547 11.3 4,295 88.7
DC 349 349 100.0 ND
FL 13,634 2,390 17.5 11,244 82.5 OH 2,334 88 3.8 2,246 96.2
GA 4,989 335 6.7 4,654 93.3 OK 1,244 1,244 100.0
HI 32,727 9,410 28.8 23,317 71.2 OR 4,055 1,253 30.9 2,802 69.1
ID 40 40 100.0 PA 3,562 322 9.0 3,240 91.0
IL 5,024 929 18.5 4,095 81.5 RI 327 327 100.0
IN 1,608 388 24.1 1,220 75.9 SC 2,143 425 19.8 1,718 80.2
IA 594 594 100.0 SD 524 71 13.5 453 86.5
KS 245 245 100.0 TN 1,358 251 18.5 1,107 81.5
KY 365 87 23.8 278 76.2 TX 16,657 2,465 14.8 14,192 85.2
LA 2,202 256 11.6 1,946 88.4 UT 770 74 9.6 696 90.4
ME VT
MD 7,181 567 7.9 6,614 92.1 VA 15,707 1,887 12.0 13,820 88.0
MA 3,178 274 8.6 2,904 91.4 WA 14,978 2,919 19.5 12,059 80.5
MI 3,127 1,550 49.6 1,577 50.4 WV 38 38 100.0
MN 2,410 1,009 41.9 1,401 58.1 WI 1,187 371 31.3 816 68.7
MS 315 315 100.0 WY 22 22 100.0
Table 5.10 Non-Hispanic Other Civilian Veterans Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016
State Total Disability No Disability   State Total Disability No Disability
Count % [1] Count % [1] Count % [1] Count % [1]
U.S. 456,221 151,257 33.2 304,964 66.8 MO  8,546   3,581  41.9  4,965  58.1
AL  6,210   2,664  42.9  3,546  57.1 MT  6,161   2,010  32.6  4,151  67.4
AK  7,780   2,399  30.8  5,381  69.2 NE  2,789    890   31.9  1,899  68.1
AZ 14,159   4,409  31.1  9,750  68.9 NV  7,539   1,690  22.4  5,849  77.6
AR  4,717   1,713  36.3  3,004  63.7 NH  1,706    801   47.0   905   53.0
CA 55,915  14,503  25.9 41,412  74.1 NJ  4,213   1,633  38.8  2,580  61.2
CO 13,078   4,364  33.4  8,714  66.6 NM  9,038   4,448  49.2  4,590  50.8
CT  2,017    438   21.7  1,579  78.3 NY  8,677   3,867  44.6  4,810  55.4
DE  1,193    236   19.8   957   80.2 NC 15,744   4,646  29.5 11,098  70.5
DC   742     90    12.1   652   87.9 ND  2,065   1,024  49.6  1,041  50.4
FL 22,501   7,219  32.1 15,282  67.9 OH 10,046   3,863  38.5  6,183  61.5
GA 12,755   4,726  37.1  8,029  62.9 OK 23,898   9,820  41.1 14,078  58.9
HI 20,722   4,849  23.4 15,873  76.6 OR 12,070   6,252  51.8  5,818  48.2
ID  1,993    978   49.1  1,015  50.9 PA 10,285   2,949  28.7  7,336  71.3
IL  9,588   3,203  33.4  6,385  66.6 RI  1,482    367   24.8  1,115  75.2
IN  6,021   2,589  43.0  3,432  57.0 SC  6,090   1,817  29.8  4,273  70.2
IA  1,762    911   51.7   851   48.3 SD  3,799   1,268  33.4  2,531  66.6
KS  3,614    964   26.7  2,650  73.3 TN  6,503   2,642  40.6  3,861  59.4
KY  5,018   2,008  40.0  3,010  60.0 TX 31,344  10,108  32.2 21,236  67.8
LA  4,402   2,177  49.5  2,225  50.5 UT  2,149    871   40.5  1,278  59.5
ME   883     292   33.1   591   66.9 VT   923     138   15.0   785   85.0
MD  7,538   1,412  18.7  6,126  81.3 VA 19,458   5,011  25.8 14,447  74.2
MA  6,162   1,304  21.2  4,858  78.8 WA 23,625   7,008  29.7 16,617  70.3
MI 10,474   4,590  43.8  5,884  56.2 WV  1,467   1,040  70.9   427   29.1
MN  8,204   3,376  41.2  4,828  58.8 WI  5,391   1,316  24.4  4,075  75.6
MS  2,715    569   21.0  2,146  79.0 WY  1,050    214   20.4   836   79.6
Table 5.11 Hispanic Civilian Veterans Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016
State Total Disability No Disability   State Total Disability No Disability
Count % [1] Count % [1] Count % [1] Count % [1]
U.S. 1,176,173 306,513 26.1 869,660 73.9  MO   6,352   1,896 29.8  4,456  70.2 
AL   4,272   608 14.2  3,664  85.8  MT   1,566   187 11.9  1,379  88.1 
AK   2,063   463 22.4  1,600  77.6  NE   2,286   509 22.3  1,777  77.7 
AZ  57,490   15,789 27.5 41,701  72.5  NV  19,631   4,964 25.3 14,667  74.7 
AR   3,826   562 14.7  3,264  85.3  NH   1,773   77 4.3  1,696  95.7 
CA  256,560  68,492 26.7 188,068 73.3  NJ  23,523   6,044 25.7 17,479  74.3 
CO  37,052   10,573 28.5 26,479  71.5  NM  40,368   13,439 33.3 26,929  66.7 
CT   9,576   2,211 23.1  7,365  76.9  NY  55,927   14,813 26.5 41,114  73.5 
DE    813    159 19.6   654   80.4  NC  23,970   6,213 25.9 17,757  74.1 
DC   1,463    1,463  100.0 ND    617    14 2.3   603   97.7 
FL  109,824  25,776 23.5 84,048  76.5  OH  13,997   3,440 24.6 10,557  75.4 
GA  18,921   5,308 28.1 13,613  71.9  OK   9,209   1,756 19.1  7,453  80.9 
HI   5,647   1,370 24.3  4,277  75.7  OR   9,857   2,474 25.1  7,383  74.9 
ID   3,259   749 23.0  2,510  77.0  PA  14,186   2,894 20.4 11,292  79.6 
IL  25,766   5,240 20.3 20,526  79.7  RI   1,238   278 22.5   960   77.5 
IN   8,262   1,879 22.7  6,383  77.3  SC   8,876   1,428 16.1  7,448  83.9 
IA   2,445   644 26.3  1,801  73.7  SD    414    243 58.7   171   41.3 
KS   6,900   1,331 19.3  5,569  80.7  TN   9,091   1,309 14.4  7,782  85.6 
KY   5,261   1,095 20.8  4,166  79.2  TX  254,973  74,014 29.0 180,959 71.0 
LA   8,041   1,959 24.4  6,082  75.6  UT   6,057   1,496 24.7  4,561  75.3 
ME    338    201 59.5   137   40.5  VT    356    198 55.6   158   44.4 
MD  13,152   2,902 22.1 10,250  77.9  VA  28,580   5,356 18.7 23,224  81.3 
MA   9,521   2,094 22.0  7,427  78.0  WA  22,055   6,064 27.5 15,991  72.5 
MI  13,005   3,186 24.5  9,819  75.5  WV   1,288   444 34.5   844   65.5 
MN   4,576   884 19.3  3,692  80.7  WI   5,715   1,599 28.0  4,116  72.0 
MS   2,776   691 24.9  2,085  75.1  WY   3,459   1,198 34.6  2,261  65.4 
Table 5.12 Male Civilian Veterans Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016
State Total Disability No Disability   State Total Disability No Disability
Count % [1] Count % [1] Count % [1] Count % [1]
U.S. 16,616,805 4,989,537 30.0 11,627,268 70.0 MO  386,741    121,779  31.5  264,962   68.5
AL  290,722    94,898   32.6  195,824   67.4 MT   73,661    24,799   33.7   48,862   66.3
AK   54,647    13,468   24.6   41,179   75.4 NE  110,340    36,925   33.5   73,415   66.5
AZ  445,385    134,104  30.1  311,281   69.9 NV  185,725    55,407   29.8  130,318   70.2
AR  178,218    63,374   35.6  114,844   64.4 NH   93,264    26,605   28.5   66,659   71.5
CA 1,465,273   437,489  29.9 1,027,784  70.1 NJ  303,888    85,371   28.1  218,517   71.9
CO  330,931    91,388   27.6  239,543   72.4 NM  126,882    37,596   29.6   89,286   70.4
CT  155,898    44,236   28.4  111,662   71.6 NY  665,733    196,275  29.5  469,458   70.5
DE   57,320    14,384   25.1   42,936   74.9 NC  588,152    175,814  29.9  412,338   70.1
DC   22,584     5,289   23.4   17,295   76.6 ND   43,553    12,787   29.4   30,766   70.6
FL 1,289,535   394,580  30.6  894,955   69.4 OH  668,251    190,296  28.5  477,955   71.5
GA  556,519    161,208  29.0  395,311   71.0 OK  240,914    88,348   36.7  152,566   63.3
HI   94,595    25,333   26.8   69,262   73.2 OR  271,711    93,134   34.3  178,577   65.7
ID   98,973    32,403   32.7   66,570   67.3 PA  717,336    211,979  29.6  505,357   70.4
IL  523,685    156,039  29.8  367,646   70.2 RI   50,771    14,943   29.4   35,828   70.6
IN  343,342    108,514  31.6  234,828   68.4 SC  324,266    99,729   30.8  224,537   69.2
IA  173,521    49,975   28.8  123,546   71.2 SD   56,077    16,354   29.2   39,723   70.8
KS  157,620    46,915   29.8  110,705   70.2 TN  388,694    129,379  33.3  259,315   66.7
KY  247,482    89,707   36.2  157,775   63.8 TX 1,284,231   401,343  31.3  882,888   68.7
LA  218,430    64,760   29.6  153,670   70.4 UT  112,078    31,778   28.4   80,300   71.6
ME   89,344    26,627   29.8   62,717   70.2 VT   31,207    11,090   35.5   20,117   64.5
MD  316,168    73,487   23.2  242,681   76.8 VA  583,217    136,886  23.5  446,331   76.5
MA  286,323    82,905   29.0  203,418   71.0 WA  484,057    143,164  29.6  340,893   70.4
MI  517,088    162,640  31.5  354,448   68.5 WV  126,318    49,501   39.2   76,817   60.8
MN  281,799    81,540   28.9  200,259   71.1 WI  303,969    85,899   28.3  218,070   71.7
MS  157,487    44,934   28.5  112,553   71.5 WY   42,880    12,159   28.4   30,721   71.6
Table 5.13 Female Civilian Veterans Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016
State Total Disability No Disability   State Total Disability No Disability
Count % [1] Count % [1] Count % [1] Count % [1]
U.S. 1,584,573 341,479 21.6 1,243,094 78.4 MO  31,734    7,762  24.5  23,972   75.5
AL  32,786    7,922  24.2  24,864   75.8 MT   8,379    2,811  33.5   5,568   66.5
AK   8,689    1,695  19.5   6,994   80.5 NE   9,364    1,843  19.7   7,521   80.3
AZ  38,237    8,284  21.7  29,953   78.3 NV  18,805    3,294  17.5  15,511   82.5
AR  14,712    2,544  17.3  12,168   82.7 NH   5,558    1,708  30.7   3,850   69.3
CA  127,999  27,396  21.4  100,603  78.6 NJ  20,906    5,091  24.4  15,815   75.6
CO  36,621    4,894  13.4  31,727   86.6 NM  11,462    3,631  31.7   7,831   68.3
CT  11,144    3,285  29.5   7,859   70.5 NY  48,355   11,169  23.1  37,186   76.9
DE   5,400     888   16.4   4,512   83.6 NC  67,249   16,134  24.0  51,115   76.0
DC   2,299     739   32.1   1,560   67.9 ND   3,758     763   20.3   2,995   79.7
FL  127,049  26,063  20.5  100,986  79.5 OH  58,667   10,702  18.2  47,965   81.8
GA  80,967   15,393  19.0  65,574   81.0 OK  23,736    5,370  22.6  18,366   77.4
HI  10,365    3,029  29.2   7,336   70.8 OR  23,330    6,219  26.7  17,111   73.3
ID   8,807    1,535  17.4   7,272   82.6 PA  47,141   11,198  23.8  35,943   76.2
IL  43,617    9,725  22.3  33,892   77.7 RI   3,054     823   26.9   2,231   73.1
IN  28,582    7,579  26.5  21,003   73.5 SC  34,510    6,665  19.3  27,845   80.7
IA  11,228    2,424  21.6   8,804   78.4 SD   5,527    1,284  23.2   4,243   76.8
KS  15,418    2,929  19.0  12,489   81.0 TN  38,447    9,337  24.3  29,110   75.7
KY  20,592    6,437  31.3  14,155   68.7 TX  153,765  33,525  21.8  120,240  78.2
LA  20,313    5,785  28.5  14,528   71.5 UT   7,027    1,206  17.2   5,821   82.8
ME   6,354    1,440  22.7   4,914   77.3 VT   3,700    1,297  35.1   2,403   64.9
MD  43,070    5,240  12.2  37,830   87.8 VA  85,191   13,226  15.5  71,965   84.5
MA  17,305    4,876  28.2  12,429   71.8 WA  50,673   10,670  21.1  40,003   78.9
MI  38,783    9,147  23.6  29,636   76.4 WV   6,682    2,592  38.8   4,090   61.2
MN  21,858    4,601  21.0  17,257   79.0 WI  23,153    4,652  20.1  18,501   79.9
MS  17,226    4,464  25.9  12,762   74.1 WY   4,979     193   3.9    4,786   96.1
Table 5.14 Civilian Veterans with Hearing Disabilities Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016
State Total Count % [1]   State Total Count % [1]
U.S. 18,201,378 2,697,628 14.8 MO  418,475    66,521   15.9
AL  323,508    50,963   15.8 MT   82,040    14,081   17.2
AK   63,336     8,364   13.2 NE  119,704    23,394   19.5
AZ  483,622    76,766   15.9 NV  204,530    29,165   14.3
AR  192,930    31,546   16.4 NH   98,822    16,146   16.3
CA 1,593,272   229,990  14.4 NJ  324,794    41,808   12.9
CO  367,552    53,294   14.5 NM  138,344    23,440   16.9
CT  167,042    23,823   14.3 NY  714,088    95,842   13.4
DE   62,720     5,881   9.4  NC  655,401    92,042   14.0
DC   24,883     1,725   6.9  ND   47,311     7,479   15.8
FL 1,416,584   212,053  15.0 OH  726,918    99,864   13.7
GA  637,486    81,630   12.8 OK  264,650    52,261   19.7
HI  104,960    12,895   12.3 OR  295,041    57,600   19.5
ID  107,780    19,850   18.4 PA  764,477    110,541  14.5
IL  567,302    82,421   14.5 RI   53,825     7,252   13.5
IN  371,924    57,085   15.3 SC  358,776    49,410   13.8
IA  184,749    28,473   15.4 SD   61,604    11,171   18.1
KS  173,038    28,291   16.3 TN  427,141    72,401   17.0
KY  268,074    49,543   18.5 TX 1,437,996   221,886  15.4
LA  238,743    34,191   14.3 UT  119,105    17,485   14.7
ME   95,698    15,918   16.6 VT   34,907     6,252   17.9
MD  359,238    33,564   9.3  VA  668,408    68,902   10.3
MA  303,628    44,346   14.6 WA  534,730    83,223   15.6
MI  555,871    86,328   15.5 WV  133,000    26,815   20.2
MN  303,657    52,676   17.3 WI  327,122    47,711   14.6
MS  174,713    25,453   14.6 WY   47,859     7,867   16.4
Table 5.15 Civilian Veterans with Vision Disabilities Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016
State Total Count % [1]   State Total Count % [1]
U.S. 18,201,378 2,697,628 4.7 MO  418,475    66,521   4.6
AL  323,508    50,963   5.6 MT   82,040    14,081   3.7
AK   63,336     8,364   2.6 NE  119,704    23,394   4.2
AZ  483,622    76,766   4.5 NV  204,530    29,165   5.3
AR  192,930    31,546   5.5 NH   98,822    16,146   5.0
CA 1,593,272   229,990  4.7 NJ  324,794    41,808   4.4
CO  367,552    53,294   3.8 NM  138,344    23,440   4.8
CT  167,042    23,823   4.2 NY  714,088    95,842   5.1
DE   62,720     5,881   3.6 NC  655,401    92,042   4.8
DC   24,883     1,725   4.1 ND   47,311     7,479   4.4
FL 1,416,584   212,053  5.0 OH  726,918    99,864   4.2
GA  637,486    81,630   4.6 OK  264,650    52,261   6.5
HI  104,960    12,895   3.9 OR  295,041    57,600   4.7
ID  107,780    19,850   5.6 PA  764,477    110,541  4.6
IL  567,302    82,421   4.5 RI   53,825     7,252   4.2
IN  371,924    57,085   4.9 SC  358,776    49,410   5.3
IA  184,749    28,473   4.0 SD   61,604    11,171   4.7
KS  173,038    28,291   4.5 TN  427,141    72,401   5.3
KY  268,074    49,543   5.5 TX 1,437,996   221,886  5.3
LA  238,743    34,191   5.7 UT  119,105    17,485   4.4
ME   95,698    15,918   3.5 VT   34,907     6,252   4.7
MD  359,238    33,564   3.6 VA  668,408    68,902   3.5
MA  303,628    44,346   4.6 WA  534,730    83,223   4.3
MI  555,871    86,328   4.4 WV  133,000    26,815   6.3
MN  303,657    52,676   4.5 WI  327,122    47,711   3.6
MS  174,713    25,453   5.0 WY   47,859     7,867   4.9
Table 5.16 Civilian Veterans with Cognitive Disabilities Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016
State Total Count % [1]   State Total Count % [1]
U.S. 18,201,378 1,443,270 7.9  MO  418,475    38,128   9.1 
AL  323,508    32,131   9.9  MT   82,040     7,130   8.7 
AK   63,336     3,246   5.1  NE  119,704     9,991   8.3 
AZ  483,622    34,310   7.1  NV  204,530    15,372   7.5 
AR  192,930    17,419   9.0  NH   98,822     8,423   8.5 
CA 1,593,272   130,653  8.2  NJ  324,794    21,770   6.7 
CO  367,552    27,005   7.3  NM  138,344    10,461   7.6 
CT  167,042    13,521   8.1  NY  714,088    51,489   7.2 
DE   62,720     4,565   7.3  NC  655,401    60,923   9.3 
DC   24,883     2,080   8.4  ND   47,311     3,449   7.3 
FL 1,416,584   108,624  7.7  OH  726,918    50,555   7.0 
GA  637,486    51,526   8.1  OK  264,650    21,714   8.2 
HI  104,960     8,356   8.0  OR  295,041    29,400   10.0
ID  107,780     6,199   5.8  PA  764,477    52,057   6.8 
IL  567,302    45,390   8.0  RI   53,825     2,945   5.5 
IN  371,924    30,865   8.3  SC  358,776    29,202   8.1 
IA  184,749    13,616   7.4  SD   61,604     3,779   6.1 
KS  173,038    12,589   7.3  TN  427,141    38,947   9.1 
KY  268,074    27,963   10.4 TX 1,437,996   122,771  8.5 
LA  238,743    20,433   8.6  UT  119,105     8,950   7.5 
ME   95,698     9,004   9.4  VT   34,907     3,175   9.1 
MD  359,238    20,490   5.7  VA  668,408    40,766   6.1 
MA  303,628    22,815   7.5  WA  534,730    45,905   8.6 
MI  555,871    48,646   8.8  WV  133,000    15,579   11.7
MN  303,657    19,877   6.5  WI  327,122    19,914   6.1 
MS  174,713    16,838   9.6  WY   47,859     2,314   4.8 
Table 5.17 Civilian Veterans with Ambulatory Disabilities Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016
State Total Count % [1]   State Total Count % [1]
U.S. 18,201,378 2,841,139 15.6 MO  418,475    67,157   16.0
AL  323,508    57,833   17.9 MT   82,040    13,997   17.1
AK   63,336     7,649   12.1 NE  119,704    18,328   15.3
AZ  483,622    73,396   15.2 NV  204,530    32,237   15.8
AR  192,930    39,407   20.4 NH   98,822    12,933   13.1
CA 1,593,272   250,534  15.7 NJ  324,794    51,511   15.9
CO  367,552    45,128   12.3 NM  138,344    21,991   15.9
CT  167,042    26,875   16.1 NY  714,088    118,523  16.6
DE   62,720     8,027   12.8 NC  655,401    98,160   15.0
DC   24,883     3,896   15.7 ND   47,311     7,304   15.4
FL 1,416,584   233,897  16.5 OH  726,918    107,578  14.8
GA  637,486    96,291   15.1 OK  264,650    51,097   19.3
HI  104,960    15,571   14.8 OR  295,041    47,112   16.0
ID  107,780    17,344   16.1 PA  764,477    120,259  15.7
IL  567,302    89,165   15.7 RI   53,825     8,842   16.4
IN  371,924    64,176   17.3 SC  358,776    57,823   16.1
IA  184,749    27,223   14.7 SD   61,604     7,843   12.7
KS  173,038    25,283   14.6 TN  427,141    74,437   17.4
KY  268,074    53,227   19.9 TX 1,437,996   237,077  16.5
LA  238,743    36,269   15.2 UT  119,105    15,728   13.2
ME   95,698    11,527   12.0 VT   34,907     7,424   21.3
MD  359,238    45,137   12.6 VA  668,408    82,475   12.3
MA  303,628    46,156   15.2 WA  534,730    77,074   14.4
MI  555,871    85,559   15.4 WV  133,000    29,733   22.4
MN  303,657    36,402   12.0 WI  327,122    45,830   14.0
MS  174,713    28,018   16.0 WY   47,859     4,676   9.8 
Table 5.18 Civilian Veterans with Self-Care Disabilities Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016
State Total Count % [1]   State Total Count % [1]
U.S. 18,201,378 941,921 5.2 MO  418,475   21,553  5.2
AL  323,508   18,789  5.8 MT   82,040    4,790  5.8
AK   63,336    1,954  3.1 NE  119,704    4,592  3.8
AZ  483,622   20,966  4.3 NV  204,530   11,491  5.6
AR  192,930   12,193  6.3 NH   98,822    4,072  4.1
CA 1,593,272  89,209  5.6 NJ  324,794   17,941  5.5
CO  367,552   10,109  2.8 NM  138,344    8,368  6.0
CT  167,042   10,027  6.0 NY  714,088   39,721  5.6
DE   62,720    3,260  5.2 NC  655,401   35,567  5.4
DC   24,883    1,607  6.5 ND   47,311    2,360  5.0
FL 1,416,584  74,879  5.3 OH  726,918   36,586  5.0
GA  637,486   31,905  5.0 OK  264,650   15,021  5.7
HI  104,960    5,112  4.9 OR  295,041   17,192  5.8
ID  107,780    5,661  5.3 PA  764,477   38,226  5.0
IL  567,302   33,334  5.9 RI   53,825    3,823  7.1
IN  371,924   21,403  5.8 SC  358,776   17,924  5.0
IA  184,749    9,944  5.4 SD   61,604    1,840  3.0
KS  173,038    8,369  4.8 TN  427,141   23,880  5.6
KY  268,074   18,484  6.9 TX 1,437,996  76,467  5.3
LA  238,743   13,486  5.6 UT  119,105    5,250  4.4
ME   95,698    3,187  3.3 VT   34,907    2,335  6.7
MD  359,238   14,238  4.0 VA  668,408   25,704  3.8
MA  303,628   16,045  5.3 WA  534,730   26,947  5.0
MI  555,871   28,390  5.1 WV  133,000    9,903  7.4
MN  303,657   13,290  4.4 WI  327,122   13,808  4.2
MS  174,713    9,627  5.5 WY   47,859    1,092  2.3
Table 5.19 Civilian Veterans with Independent Living Disabilities Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016
State Total Count % [1]   State Total Count % [1]
U.S. 18,201,378 1,598,384 8.8  MO  418,475    37,326   8.9 
AL  323,508    30,205   9.3  MT   82,040     7,220   8.8 
AK   63,336     3,561   5.6  NE  119,704     9,147   7.6 
AZ  483,622    37,297   7.7  NV  204,530    14,630   7.2 
AR  192,930    20,876   10.8 NH   98,822     6,650   6.7 
CA 1,593,272   156,641  9.8  NJ  324,794    29,063   8.9 
CO  367,552    24,680   6.7  NM  138,344    13,084   9.5 
CT  167,042    18,175   10.9 NY  714,088    64,350   9.0 
DE   62,720     5,790   9.2  NC  655,401    62,420   9.5 
DC   24,883     3,049   12.3 ND   47,311     2,792   5.9 
FL 1,416,584   127,367  9.0  OH  726,918    61,901   8.5 
GA  637,486    50,135   7.9  OK  264,650    26,831   10.1
HI  104,960     9,159   8.7  OR  295,041    25,281   8.6 
ID  107,780     8,269   7.7  PA  764,477    65,666   8.6 
IL  567,302    52,712   9.3  RI   53,825     5,281   9.8 
IN  371,924    35,345   9.5  SC  358,776    26,351   7.3 
IA  184,749    17,090   9.3  SD   61,604     4,643   7.5 
KS  173,038    13,447   7.8  TN  427,141    42,065   9.8 
KY  268,074    31,667   11.8 TX 1,437,996   126,028  8.8 
LA  238,743    21,222   8.9  UT  119,105     9,525   8.0 
ME   95,698     8,767   9.2  VT   34,907     3,407   9.8 
MD  359,238    22,899   6.4  VA  668,408    45,627   6.8 
MA  303,628    29,446   9.7  WA  534,730    45,981   8.6 
MI  555,871    49,517   8.9  WV  133,000    15,426   11.6
MN  303,657    24,056   7.9  WI  327,122    26,571   8.1 
MS  174,713    16,791   9.6  WY   47,859     2,955   6.2 
Table 5.20 Disability Gap—Non-Hispanic White Civilian Veterans Disabilities Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016
State Disability Rate (%) Gap (% pts) [1]   State Disability Rate (%) Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability Disability No Disability
U.S. 30.1 69.9 39.8 MO 31.2 68.8 37.6
AL 32.9 67.1 34.2 MT 34.5 65.5 31.0
AK 23.1 76.9 53.8 NE 32.8 67.2 34.4
AZ 30.2 69.8 39.6 NV 30.3 69.7 39.4
AR 34.5 65.5 31.0 NH 28.4 71.6 43.2
CA 30.6 69.4 38.8 NJ 28.5 71.5 43.0
CO 25.6 74.4 48.8 NM 26.7 73.3 46.6
CT 29.8 70.2 40.4 NY 29.6 70.4 40.8
DE 24.9 75.1 50.2 NC 30.3 69.7 39.4
DC 17.7 82.3 64.6 ND 28.6 71.4 42.8
FL 31.2 68.8 37.6 OH 28.0 72.0 44.0
GA 29.7 70.3 40.6 OK 36.1 63.9 27.8
HI 27.9 72.1 44.2 OR 33.3 66.7 33.4
ID 31.8 68.2 36.4 PA 29.7 70.3 40.6
IL 29.5 70.5 41.0 RI 30.4 69.6 39.2
IN 31.1 68.9 37.8 SC 30.7 69.3 38.6
IA 28.0 72.0 44.0 SD 28.4 71.6 43.2
KS 30.0 70.0 40.0 TN 33.5 66.5 33.0
KY 36.5 63.5 27.0 TX 31.4 68.6 37.2
LA 29.7 70.3 40.6 UT 27.9 72.1 44.2
ME 29.1 70.9 41.8 VT 35.8 64.2 28.4
MD 23.6 76.4 52.8 VA 23.6 76.4 52.8
MA 29.6 70.4 40.8 WA 29.4 70.6 41.2
MI 30.5 69.5 39.0 WV 39.2 60.8 21.6
MN 28.2 71.8 43.6 WI 27.6 72.4 44.8
MS 30.2 69.8 39.6 WY 25.5 74.5 49.0
Table 5.21 Disability Gap—Non-Hispanic Black Civilian Veterans Disabilities Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016
State Disability Rate (%) Gap (% pts) [1]   State Disability Rate (%) Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability Disability No Disability
U.S. 26.1 73.9 47.8 MO 26.8 73.2 46.4
AL 28.8 71.2 42.4 MT 100.0
AK 31.9 68.1 36.2 NE 28.2 71.8 43.6
AZ 23.9 76.1 52.2 NV 26.3 73.7 47.4
AR 33.6 66.4 32.8 NH 50.6 49.4 -1.2
CA 28.5 71.5 43.0 NJ 24.9 75.1 50.2
CO 29.0 71.0 42.0 NM 19.9 80.1 60.2
CT 19.6 80.4 60.8 NY 26.9 73.1 46.2
DE 23.0 77.0 54.0 NC 27.1 72.9 45.8
DC 32.5 67.5 35.0 ND 100.0
FL 23.6 76.4 52.8 OH 24.4 75.6 51.2
GA 23.7 76.3 52.6 OK 31.2 68.8 37.6
HI 27.0 73.0 46.0 OR 25.1 74.9 49.8
ID 100.0 PA 26.9 73.1 46.2
IL 31.1 68.9 37.8 RI 15.6 84.4 68.8
IN 32.5 67.5 35.0 SC 28.0 72.0 44.0
IA 43.4 56.6 13.2 SD 100.0
KS 21.2 78.8 57.6 TN 28.6 71.4 42.8
KY 31.9 68.1 36.2 TX 27.2 72.8 45.6
LA 29.0 71.0 42.0 UT 15.1 84.9 69.8
ME 100.0 VT 40.7 59.3 18.6
MD 19.4 80.6 61.2 VA 20.2 79.8 59.6
MA 27.5 72.5 45.0 WA 23.6 76.4 52.8
MI 32.6 67.4 34.8 WV 28.3 71.7 43.4
MN 19.6 80.4 60.8 WI 30.4 69.6 39.2
MS 24.0 76.0 52.0 WY 100.0
Table 5.22 Disability Gap—Non-Hispanic Asian Civilian Veterans Disabilities Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016
State Disability Rate Gap (% pts) [1]   State Disability Rate Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability Disability No Disability
U.S. 19.9 80.1 60.2 MO 21.9 78.1 56.2
AL 7.5 92.5 85.0 MT 23.4 76.6 53.2
AK 100.0 NE 20.0 80.0 60.0
AZ 11.0 89.0 78.0 NV 16.6 83.4 66.8
AR 54.4 45.6 -8.8 NH 100.0
CA 23.8 76.2 52.4 NJ 19.5 80.5 61.0
CO 12.9 87.1 74.2 NM 17.7 82.3 64.6
CT 100.0 NY 14.5 85.5 71.0
DE 23.2 76.8 53.6 NC 11.3 88.7 77.4
DC 100.0 ND
FL 17.5 82.5 65.0 OH 3.8 96.2 92.4
GA 6.7 93.3 86.6 OK 100.0
HI 28.8 71.2 42.4 OR 30.9 69.1 38.2
ID 100.0 PA 9.0 91.0 82.0
IL 18.5 81.5 63.0 RI 100.0
IN 24.1 75.9 51.8 SC 19.8 80.2 60.4
IA 100.0 SD 13.5 86.5 73.0
KS 100.0 TN 18.5 81.5 63.0
KY 23.8 76.2 52.4 TX 14.8 85.2 70.4
LA 11.6 88.4 76.8 UT 9.6 90.4 80.8
ME VT
MD 7.9 92.1 84.2 VA 12.0 88.0 76.0
MA 8.6 91.4 82.8 WA 19.5 80.5 61.0
MI 49.6 50.4 0.8 WV 100.0
MN 41.9 58.1 16.2 WI 31.3 68.7 37.4
MS 100.0 WY 100.0
Table 5.23 Disability Gap—Non-Hispanic Other Civilian Veterans Disabilities Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016
State Disability Rate Gap (% pts) [1]   State Disability Rate Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability Disability No Disability
U.S. 33.2 66.8 33.6  MO 41.9 58.1 16.2 
AL 42.9 57.1 14.2  MT 32.6 67.4 34.8 
AK 30.8 69.2 38.4  NE 31.9 68.1 36.2 
AZ 31.1 68.9 37.8  NV 22.4 77.6 55.2 
AR 36.3 63.7 27.4  NH 47.0 53.0  6.0 
CA 25.9 74.1 48.2  NJ 38.8 61.2 22.4 
CO 33.4 66.6 33.2  NM 49.2 50.8  1.6 
CT 21.7 78.3 56.6  NY 44.6 55.4 10.8 
DE 19.8 80.2 60.4  NC 29.5 70.5 41.0 
DC 12.1 87.9 75.8  ND 49.6 50.4  0.8 
FL 32.1 67.9 35.8  OH 38.5 61.5 23.0 
GA 37.1 62.9 25.8  OK 41.1 58.9 17.8 
HI 23.4 76.6 53.2  OR 51.8 48.2 -3.6 
ID 49.1 50.9  1.8  PA 28.7 71.3 42.6 
IL 33.4 66.6 33.2  RI 24.8 75.2 50.4 
IN 43.0 57.0 14.0  SC 29.8 70.2 40.4 
IA 51.7 48.3 -3.4  SD 33.4 66.6 33.2 
KS 26.7 73.3 46.6  TN 40.6 59.4 18.8 
KY 40.0 60.0 20.0  TX 32.2 67.8 35.6 
LA 49.5 50.5  1.0  UT 40.5 59.5 19.0 
ME 33.1 66.9 33.8  VT 15.0 85.0 70.0 
MD 18.7 81.3 62.6  VA 25.8 74.2 48.4 
MA 21.2 78.8 57.6  WA 29.7 70.3 40.6 
MI 43.8 56.2 12.4  WV 70.9 29.1 -41.8
MN 41.2 58.8 17.6  WI 24.4 75.6 51.2 
MS 21.0 79.0 58.0  WY 20.4 79.6 59.2 
Table 5.24 Disability Gap—Hispanic Civilian Veterans Disabilities Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016
State Disability Rate Gap (% pts) [1]   State Disability Rate Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability Disability No Disability
U.S. 26.1 73.9  47.8 MO 29.8 70.2  40.4
AL 14.2 85.8  71.6 MT 11.9 88.1  76.2
AK 22.4 77.6  55.2 NE 22.3 77.7  55.4
AZ 27.5 72.5  45.0 NV 25.3 74.7  49.4
AR 14.7 85.3  70.6 NH 4.3 95.7  91.4
CA 26.7 73.3  46.6 NJ 25.7 74.3  48.6
CO 28.5 71.5  43.0 NM 33.3 66.7  33.4
CT 23.1 76.9  53.8 NY 26.5 73.5  47.0
DE 19.6 80.4  60.8 NC 25.9 74.1  48.2
DC 100.0 ND 2.3 97.7  95.4
FL 23.5 76.5  53.0 OH 24.6 75.4  50.8
GA 28.1 71.9  43.8 OK 19.1 80.9  61.8
HI 24.3 75.7  51.4 OR 25.1 74.9  49.8
ID 23.0 77.0  54.0 PA 20.4 79.6  59.2
IL 20.3 79.7  59.4 RI 22.5 77.5  55.0
IN 22.7 77.3  54.6 SC 16.1 83.9  67.8
IA 26.3 73.7  47.4 SD 58.7 41.3  -17.4
KS 19.3 80.7  61.4 TN 14.4 85.6  71.2
KY 20.8 79.2  58.4 TX 29.0 71.0  42.0
LA 24.4 75.6  51.2 UT 24.7 75.3  50.6
ME 59.5 40.5  -19.0 VT 55.6 44.4  -11.2
MD 22.1 77.9  55.8 VA 18.7 81.3  62.6
MA 22.0 78.0  56.0 WA 27.5 72.5  45.0
MI 24.5 75.5  51.0 WV 34.5 65.5  31.0
MN 19.3 80.7  61.4 WI 28.0 72.0  44.0
MS 24.9 75.1  50.2 WY 34.6 65.4  30.8
Table 5.25 Disability Gap—Male Civilian Veterans Disabilities Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016
State Disability Rate Gap (% pts) [1]   State Disability Rate Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability Disability No Disability
U.S. 30.0 70.0 40.0 MO 31.5 68.5 37.0
AL 32.6 67.4 34.8 MT 33.7 66.3 32.6
AK 24.6 75.4 50.8 NE 33.5 66.5 33.0
AZ 30.1 69.9 39.8 NV 29.8 70.2 40.4
AR 35.6 64.4 28.8 NH 28.5 71.5 43.0
CA 29.9 70.1 40.2 NJ 28.1 71.9 43.8
CO 27.6 72.4 44.8 NM 29.6 70.4 40.8
CT 28.4 71.6 43.2 NY 29.5 70.5 41.0
DE 25.1 74.9 49.8 NC 29.9 70.1 40.2
DC 23.4 76.6 53.2 ND 29.4 70.6 41.2
FL 30.6 69.4 38.8 OH 28.5 71.5 43.0
GA 29.0 71.0 42.0 OK 36.7 63.3 26.6
HI 26.8 73.2 46.4 OR 34.3 65.7 31.4
ID 32.7 67.3 34.6 PA 29.6 70.4 40.8
IL 29.8 70.2 40.4 RI 29.4 70.6 41.2
IN 31.6 68.4 36.8 SC 30.8 69.2 38.4
IA 28.8 71.2 42.4 SD 29.2 70.8 41.6
KS 29.8 70.2 40.4 TN 33.3 66.7 33.4
KY 36.2 63.8 27.6 TX 31.3 68.7 37.4
LA 29.6 70.4 40.8 UT 28.4 71.6 43.2
ME 29.8 70.2 40.4 VT 35.5 64.5 29.0
MD 23.2 76.8 53.6 VA 23.5 76.5 53.0
MA 29.0 71.0 42.0 WA 29.6 70.4 40.8
MI 31.5 68.5 37.0 WV 39.2 60.8 21.6
MN 28.9 71.1 42.2 WI 28.3 71.7 43.4
MS 28.5 71.5 43.0 WY 28.4 71.6 43.2
Table 5.26 Disability Gap—Female Civilian Veterans Disabilities Living in the Community for the United States and States, by Disability Status: 2016
State Disability Rate Gap (% pts) [1]   State Disability Rate Gap (% pts) [1]
Disability No Disability Disability No Disability
U.S. 21.6 78.4 56.8 MO 24.5 75.5 51.0
AL 24.2 75.8 51.6 MT 33.5 66.5 33.0
AK 19.5 80.5 61.0 NE 19.7 80.3 60.6
AZ 21.7 78.3 56.6 NV 17.5 82.5 65.0
AR 17.3 82.7 65.4 NH 30.7 69.3 38.6
CA 21.4 78.6 57.2 NJ 24.4 75.6 51.2
CO 13.4 86.6 73.2 NM 31.7 68.3 36.6
CT 29.5 70.5 41.0 NY 23.1 76.9 53.8
DE 16.4 83.6 67.2 NC 24.0 76.0 52.0
DC 32.1 67.9 35.8 ND 20.3 79.7 59.4
FL 20.5 79.5 59.0 OH 18.2 81.8 63.6
GA 19.0 81.0 62.0 OK 22.6 77.4 54.8
HI 29.2 70.8 41.6 OR 26.7 73.3 46.6
ID 17.4 82.6 65.2 PA 23.8 76.2 52.4
IL 22.3 77.7 55.4 RI 26.9 73.1 46.2
IN 26.5 73.5 47.0 SC 19.3 80.7 61.4
IA 21.6 78.4 56.8 SD 23.2 76.8 53.6
KS 19.0 81.0 62.0 TN 24.3 75.7 51.4
KY 31.3 68.7 37.4 TX 21.8 78.2 56.4
LA 28.5 71.5 43.0 UT 17.2 82.8 65.6
ME 22.7 77.3 54.6 VT 35.1 64.9 29.8
MD 12.2 87.8 75.6 VA 15.5 84.5 69.0
MA 28.2 71.8 43.6 WA 21.1 78.9 57.8
MI 23.6 76.4 52.8 WV 38.8 61.2 22.4
MN 21.0 79.0 58.0 WI 20.1 79.9 59.8
MS 25.9 74.1 48.2 WY 3.9  96.1 92.2