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 (KU Institute for Policy & Social Research: Census data: ACS 2017 5-year)
The table below demonstrates the veteran status in Pottawatomie County by sex, age, race, median income, educational attainment, employment status, poverty status, and disability status (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates):
The map and table below illustrate the veteran status in Pottawatomie County by block groups (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates):