Honorable service in the military typically makes you a veteran for life. Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations defines a veteran as “a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.” This definition explains that any individual that completed a service for any branch of armed forces classifies as a veteran as long as they were not dishonorably discharged.
According to the graph and table below, about 9 percent of the Pottawatomie County population are veterans, representing a higher amount than both national and state rates.
Source: KU Institute for Policy & Social Research (Census data: ACS 2017 5-year)
The map and table below illustrate the veteran status in Pottawatomie County's block groups by sex and age (2017 estimates).
The Tables below demonstrate the veteran status in Pottawatomie County's block groups by sex.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates