Special Report

States With the Most People in the Military

50. Iowa
> Active duty personnel: 8 per 100,000 people (total: 265)
> Total no. of military bases: 7 (12th fewest)
> Largest base: Personnel count unavailable
> Per capita defense spending: $568 (10th lowest)

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49. West Virginia
> Active duty personnel: 10 per 100,000 people (total: 187)
> Total no. of military bases: 7 (12th fewest)
> Largest base: Personnel count unavailable
> Per capita defense spending: $314 (the lowest)

48. Minnesota
> Active duty personnel: 12 per 100,000 people (total: 662)
> Total no. of military bases: 9 (16th fewest)
> Largest base: Fort Snelling (175 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $823 (22nd lowest)

47. Indiana
> Active duty personnel: 16 per 100,000 people (total: 1,049)
> Total no. of military bases: 19 (20th most)
> Largest base: Fort Benjamin Harrison (371 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $685 (15th lowest)

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46. Wisconsin
> Active duty personnel: 19 per 100,000 people (total: 1,097)
> Total no. of military bases: 11 (20th fewest)
> Largest base: Fort McCoy (252 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $488 (9th lowest)