As we honor veterans for their service this Veterans Day, let’s take a look at some facts about Rochester area veterans.
The following are statistics about the Rochester area veteran population, according to the 2011 American Community Survey by the U.S. Census:
– There are 68,859 veterans in the Rochester metropolitan area.
- Ten percent served post-September 11.
- Ten percent served during the Gulf War I era (1990-2001).
- Thirty-five percent served in the Vietnam era.
- Thirteen percent served in the Korean War era.
- Eleven percent served during World War II.
– Twenty-six percent of veterans are 75 years and older.
– Eight percent of veterans live in poverty, compared to 13 percent of the rest of the population.
– Veterans have a lower unemployment rate – 6 percent – though a higher proportion of veterans are not in the workforce.
– Twenty-two percent of veterans are classified as having a disability, compared to 15 percent of the rest of the population.
– Two out of five veterans between the ages of 18 and 34 are unemployed or not in the workforce.
Thank you, Rochester veterans!
Links of the Day:
– Fired Syracuse University basketball coach Bernie Fine is getting sympathy from columnists across the country.
– Hurricane Sandy turned a Staten Island neighborhood into a deathtrap. The New York Times has the harrowing details of residents’ ordeal.
– Too many clothes and unneeded supplies are pouring in for Hurricane Sandy victims.
– A Bills fan has filed a lawsuit against the team for sending him too many text messages.
– Polaroid was the precursor to today’s smartphones and the way we interact with pictures.