Veterans Day

November 12, 2018

In celebration of Veterans Day, here are a few problems based on data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates.

In the United States in 2017, there were an estimated 251,047,650 adult civilians (persons 18 years of age and older not currently enlisted in the U.S. military). If 18,204,605 of those individuals were veterans, what percentage of the adult civilian population of the United States did veterans account for in 2017? Express your answer to the nearest hundredth.

 

The U.S. Census Bureau also reported that 8.1% of those veterans in the U.S. in 2017 were veterans of the Korean War and 3.4% were veterans of World War II. What is the absolute difference between the numbers of U.S. veterans of the Korean War and WWII that year? Express your answer to the nearest whole number.

 

If approximately 91.1% of the veterans in the United States in 2017 were men, how many women veterans were in the United States in 2017? Express your answer to the nearest whole number.

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