Veterans in


BY CARMEN GENTILE & Kimberly Palmiero

The veteran population in the United States is estimated at more than 21 million. Veterans make up a large percentage of family, friends, neighbors and coworkers in our region.

That’s one of the reasons Postindustrial Media is dedicated to covering the issues affecting the veterans community.

Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, we’ve created a state-by-state breakdown of the veteran population in each state in Postindustrial America. Only parts of some states, like North Carolina and New York, fall into our coverage area, though we included the entire respective state’s population in our regional breakdown.

These figures are from 2015, the most recent year available.

Carmen Gentile

Carmen Gentile has worked for The New York Times and CBS News, among others. His book, "Blindsided by the Taliban," documents his life as a war reporter and the aftermath of his brush with death after being shot with a rocket-propelled grenade while embedded with U.S. Army forces in Afghanistan.

Postindustrial Kimberly Palmiero

Kimberly Palmiero is CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Postindustrial. She also is a senior editor for iGeneration Youth and immediate past president of the nonprofit Press Club of Western Pennsylvania. A small business owner, she also was a managing editor for Trib Total Media. She is based in Pittsburgh.

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