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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!

Armistice Day, 1918, State St.


Armistice Day, 1918, Main St.


Armistice Day, 1930, Four Corners, Listening to Taps


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.

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  1. You’re welcome 😉

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