This chapter contains information on the family characteristics of active-duty members, including spouses, children, and adult dependents of active-duty personnel. Special areas of emphasis include family, marital, and parental status of active-duty members; spousal age, gender, and employment status; and number and age of children and adult dependents. All of the data referring to dependents (spouses, children, and adult dependents), except for spouse employment status, are extracted from the Defense Enrollment & Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). Dependents who are not registered in DEERS are excluded.

Chapter 5: Dependents


This visualization presents 2022 data on the dependents of active-duty members. The visualization can be manipulated by using the filter drop-down options to select desired criteria.