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Armed Forces & Veteran Status of Population (& Sex & Age Group)
Population Age 18 Years & Over
2000 Census                                                                                                              1990 Census Data

Veteran Status

Total Male Female

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent
Total Population, 18+

6,859,536

100.00%

3,328,642

100.00%

3,530,894

100.00%

     18 to 64 years

5,932,566

86.49%

2,947,179

88.54%

2,985,387

84.55%

          In Armed Forces

4,407

0.06%

3,676

0.11%

731

0.02%

          Civilian

5,928,159

86.42%

2,943,503

88.43%

2,984,656

84.53%

               Veteran

307,697

4.49%

286,149

8.60%

21,548

0.61%

               Non-Veteran

5,620,462

81.94%

2,657,354

79.83%

2,963,108

83.92%

     65 years & over

926,970

13.51%

381,463

11.46%

545,507

15.45%

          In Armed Forces

0

0.00%

0

0.00%

0

0.00%

          Civilian

926,970

13.51%

381,463

11.46%

545,507

15.45%

               Veteran

203,015

2.96%

194,080

5.83%

8,935

0.25%

               Non-Veteran

723,955

10.55%

187,383

5.63%

536,572

15.20%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

 

In the 1990 Census, 19,026 members of the U.S. Armed Forces were recorded to be from Los Angeles County. The 2000 Census, however, recorded only 4,407 members of the armed forces to be from Los Angeles County.

 

1990 Census
Population Age 16 Years & Over
(Note difference in younger age range between 1990 and 2000 Census)

Veteran Status

Total

Male

Female

Estimate

Percent

Estimate

Percent

Estimate

Percent

Total Population, 16+ 6,778,922 100.00% 3,351,402 100.00% 3,427,520 100.00%
     16 to 64 years 5,923,256 87.38% 3,009,037 89.78% 2,914,219 85.02%
          In Armed Forces 19,013 0.28% 17,481 0.52% 1,532 0.04%
          Civilian 5,904,243 87.10% 2,991,556 89.26% 2,912,687 84.98%
               Veteran 508,969 7.51% 490,174 14.63% 18,795 0.55%
               Non-Veteran 5,395,274 79.59% 2,501,382 74.64% 2,893,892 84.43%
     65 years & over 855,666 12.62% 342,365 10.22% 513,301 14.98%
          In Armed Forces 13 0.00% 13 0.00% 0 0.00%
          Civilian 855,653 12.62% 342,352 10.22% 513,301 14.98%
               Veteran 179,607 2.65% 170,056 5.07% 9,551 0.28%
               Non-Veteran 676,046 9.97% 172,296 5.14% 503,750 14.70%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

 

U.S. Army Lieutenant Henry Lee, born in South Pasadena and graduate of Pomona College, survived the infamous World War II "Bataan Death March" to write his book of poetry Nothing but Praise. Lee died in action.

Two service members killed in action during Operation Restore Hope in Somalia were Chief Warrant Officer Raymond A. Frank, age 45, of Monrovia (killed October 3, 1993) and Sergeant Cornell Houston, age 31, of Compton (killed October 7, 1993).

 

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