Veteran Population Overview
Allegan County, Michigan

About 18 million Americans—7.1% of the adult civilian population in 2018—are veterans. This page visualizes the data on Allegan County's veterans from the American Community Survey (ACS), conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Unlike the Census—which is an exact count of people and households every ten years—ACS statistics are estimated based on a representative survey sample. ACS data typically only counts veterans no longer in active service—in other words, people who are currently civilians. 


How does the veteran population vary within Allegan County?

Note: Hover over a census tract to see its data. Source: ACS 5-year estimates, table S2101.

When did veterans serve in the military in Allegan County, Michigan?

Note: Periods between major conflicts have been excluded from this chart. 

How does median income compare for Allegan County's veterans and nonveterans?

On a national level, veterans' median income was nearly 40% higher than nonveterans' in 2017. 

How many Allegan County veterans have service-connected disabilities?

The department of Veterans Affairs (VA) assigns ratings to disabilities that veterans received during their service, or for existing health issues that worsened because of their service. The ratings are assigned as a percentage scale, with higher percentages corresponding to more severe disabilities. 

By Service-Connected Disabilities

This chart shows the populations of veterans with, and without, service-connected disabilities in Allegan County, Michigan. 

By Service-Connected Disabilities Rating

The chart below shows how the former population has changed over time, broken down by the severity ratings of those disabilities.

About the Data

All data comes from the American Community Survey, published by the U.S. Census Bureau. These charts use the ACS's  5-year estimates, rather than single-year periods. The 5-year estimates provide greater geographical granularity but a less granular time period. The following tables are used:

• Number of Veterans: Table B21002

• Percent Veteran Population: Table S2101

• Period of Military Service: Table B21002

• Median Income: Table B21004

• Service-Connected Disabilities: Table B21100

More Information

Veterans Affairs | The VA is a federal agency that provides healthcare to veterans. Its mission is "To fulfill President Lincoln's promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.

Veterans.gov | Managed by the U.S. Department of Labor, this site provides employment resources for U.S. veterans and their families.