A few local facts for Veterans Day

Albany Veterans Day parade 2013

A photo from Albany's Veterans Day parade on Monday, courtesy of Anna J. (Thanks, Anna!)

Fact of the day: The Albany metro has more than 57,000 residents who are military veterans, according to 2012 Census Bureau estimates. That's about 8.3 percent of the metro's area's population of civilian adults.

A few more bits for Veterans Day:

+ Roughly 30 percent of veterans in the Albany metro area served during the Vietnam war -- making up the largest period of service.

+ The two most populous age groups for local veterans: 75 years and over (27.5 percent of local vets) and 35-54 (24.6 percent). Though 65-74 years old is close behind at 23.3 percent (and within the margin of error) -- in fact, about half of the Albany metro's veterans are 65 or older.

+ More than 5 percent of local veterans are estimated to be women.

+ And among the Capital Region's four core counties, Albany County has the most number of veterans (17,875) -- but its total is the smallest by percent of population (7.2 percent). Saratoga County has the highest percentage, at 9.6 percent.

A few charts illustrating these numbers are after the jump.

Numbers are from the US Census Bureau American Community Survey 2012 1-year estimates. In some cases, such as the percentages for age groups, the margins of error can be as high as two percent. Something to keep in mind for close differences.

As best we can tell, these numbers include some overlap (veterans who served in at least two periods) and do not include veterans who served in times outside of those periods.

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