Where do our veterans live?

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Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time with census data. This map is one of the results of that effort – and it shows, by zip code, where veterans are concentrated among the local population. Wherever on the map you see dark red, 20% (or more) of the residents are veterans.

Apparently, the west holds a draw for our veterans. Frankly, I’m a bit surprised by how much of the country includes veteran populations of 20% or more.

Here’s a link to the viz – you can mouse over zip codes for individual percentages, zoom in, etc:

https://public.tableausoftware.com/views/supercensus/veteranstatus?:embed=y&:display_count=no