For Veterans Day, we decided to create a visualization recognizing our nations more than 18 million veterans. Using American Community Survey data we created this age distribution of those that have served in the armed forces. You can also isolate the group by period of service to see how many served in each time period.
Mobile Users: If you are having issues using the interactive version of this visualization, you can find a static version of it here.
The data for this visualization comes from the American Community Survey which is completed by the US Census Bureau. I used the 2015 One Year Estimates Public Use Microdata Sample, which can be found on the ACS Website. This visualization uses Tableau to show the age of America’s veterans.