Special Report

States With the Most Veterans

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50. New York
> Veteran population: 4.5% (699,604)
> Adult civilian population: 15.7 million (4th largest)
> Veteran unemployment: 5.0% (8th highest)
> Veteran poverty rate: 6.7% (22nd lowest)
> Veterans with a disability: 28.7% (16th lowest)

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49. New Jersey
> Veteran population: 4.6% (325,283)
> Adult civilian population: 7.0 million (11th largest)
> Veteran unemployment: 6.2% (2nd highest)
> Veteran poverty rate: 5.2% (6th lowest)
> Veterans with a disability: 28.9% (18th lowest)

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48. California
> Veteran population: 5.2% (1,564,913)
> Adult civilian population: 30.4 million (the largest)
> Veteran unemployment: 5.2% (7th highest)
> Veteran poverty rate: 7.1% (23rd highest)
> Veterans with a disability: 29.2% (21st lowest)

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47. Massachusetts
> Veteran population: 5.5% (304,373)
> Adult civilian population: 5.5 million (14th largest)
> Veteran unemployment: 3.5% (13th lowest)
> Veteran poverty rate: 5.7% (11th lowest)
> Veterans with a disability: 29.4% (23rd lowest)

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46. Utah
> Veteran population: 5.7% (124,785)
> Adult civilian population: 2.2 million (16th smallest)
> Veteran unemployment: 4.2% (25th highest)
> Veteran poverty rate: 6.1% (14th lowest)
> Veterans with a disability: 30.4% (21st highest)

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