ALICE: Focus on Veterans
This ALICE report focuses on veterans. It shows more than 12,000 veterans in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties — 23% of all children — lived in a household with income below the ALICE Threshold of Financial Survival in 2019.
- Of the 54,392 veterans in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in 2019, 7% were below the FPL, and an additional 16% — more than twice as many — were ALICE.
- While there are veterans from most racial/ethnic groups in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, economic inequities persist: 35% of Black veterans lived in households below the ALICE Threshold in 2019, compared to 23% of Hispanic and 21% of White veterans.
- In 2019, 37% of veterans living alone in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties were below the ALICE Threshold, compared to 20% of veterans living in households with other people.
- Veterans with disabilities faced higher rates of financial hardship in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties: 31% lived in a household with income below the ALICE Threshold, compared to 20% of veterans without disabilities.
- In Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, significantly more veterans who were not in the labor force (34%) were below the ALICE threshold than veterans who were working (11%).
Find out more about the ALICE: Focus on Veterans report for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties by viewing our fact sheet.
- The ALICE Veterans Data Dashboard, to dig deeper into related topics, demographics, and sub-state geographies
- Resources related to veterans and financial hardship, including the references linked in this Research Brief, as well as additional resources that offer important context and even deeper analysis
- The Pandemic Divide: An ALICE Analysis of National COVID Surveys (2021) and other resources on the ALICE and COVID-19 webpage, to see the impacts of the pandemic on ALICE
- The ALICE Wage Tool, to explore wage levels by geography and occupation