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Foreign-Born Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces

Fact Sheets
October 2008

Foreign-Born Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces

This brief fact sheet provides a demographic portrait of a sometimes overlooked group of U.S. armed forces veterans: those born in other countries. The analysis uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2007 American Community Survey to examine foreign-born veterans' countries of origin, states of residence, and periods of service. 

The report finds that most foreign-born veterans migrated from European and Latin American countries, while the Philippines and Mexico top the list for foreign-born veterans' countries of origin.

The report also indicates California and Florida as states in which the highest numbers of foreign-born veterans reside.