Massachusetts Women Veterans, Population by County
Source: VetPop2011 is VA's latest official estimate and projection of the veteran population and their characteristics from 4/1/00 to 9/30/36 as of 9/30/11. It revises and replaces the estimate and projection in VetPop2007.
Office of the Actuary, Office of Policy and Planning
Department of Veterans Affairs
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Number of Massachusetts' Women Serving Active Duty
Date: April 2005
- Approximate number of women from Massachusetts currently serving Active Duty = 2,100.
- This figure includes members of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Maine Corps, and Coast Guard, as well as the Massachusetts National Guard (includes Air and Army National Guard).
- Women make up roughly 15% of the Active-Duty population.
Source: Massachusetts Army and Air National Guard and Massachusetts Department of Veterans' Services
National Data on Women Veterans
The total veteran population in the United States and Puerto Rico, as of October 2005, is estimated 24.4 million. The population of women veterans numbered at almost 1.7 million. For state-by-state totals visit the VA's Center for Women Veterans website.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers variety of data and information about veterans on their website. The site includes socio-economic data, the demographic characteristics of veterans, the geographical distribution of the veteran population, and other statistical data and information by veteran program.
The Women's Research and Education Institute's fifth edition of Women in the Military: Where They Stand provides statistics as well as history of women's military service. You can order a copy of this WREI publication at the WREI website.