Special Report

States With the Most Veterans

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45. Connecticut
> Veteran population: 5.8% (164,988)
> Adult civilian population: 2.8 million (22nd smallest)
> Veteran unemployment: 3.5% (13th lowest)
> Veteran poverty rate: 4.9% (2nd lowest)
> Veterans with a disability: 26.0% (6th lowest)

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44. Illinois
> Veteran population: 5.8% (576,214)
> Adult civilian population: 9.9 million (6th largest)
> Veteran unemployment: 5.0% (8th highest)
> Veteran poverty rate: 6.9% (25th highest)
> Veterans with a disability: 27.3% (10th lowest)

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43. Rhode Island
> Veteran population: 6.2% (52,261)
> Adult civilian population: 849,171 (8th smallest)
> Veteran unemployment: 3.9% (18th lowest)
> Veteran poverty rate: 5.2% (6th lowest)
> Veterans with a disability: 29.0% (19th lowest)

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42. Louisiana
> Veteran population: 6.7% (237,672)
> Adult civilian population: 3.6 million (25th largest)
> Veteran unemployment: 5.5% (5th highest)
> Veteran poverty rate: 9.0% (2nd highest)
> Veterans with a disability: 31.2% (16th highest)

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41. Texas
> Veteran population: 7.0% (1,460,397)
> Adult civilian population: 20.9 million (2nd largest)
> Veteran unemployment: 4.5% (20th highest)
> Veteran poverty rate: 6.7% (22nd lowest)
> Veterans with a disability: 28.6% (14th lowest)

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