Massachusetts Women Veterans, Population by County

Source: VetPop2007



1Middlesex4,183
2Worcester3,945
3Essex2,755
4Hampden2,411
5Plymouth2,266
6Norfolk2,136
7Suffolk2,091
8Bristol2,036
9Barnstable1,758
10Hampshire953
11Berkshire572
12Franklin344
13Dukes159
14Nantucket78

Total

25,687

Source: VetPop2007 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 9/30/06. It revises and replaces the estimate and projection in VetPop2004.
Office of the Actuary, Office of Policy and Planning
Department of Veterans Affairs
Questions: (202) 273-5081
VetPop@va.gov
http://www1.va.gov/vetdata

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.

Other Resources

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.