Special Report

States With the Most People in the Military

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45. Pennsylvania
> Active duty personnel: 20 per 100,000 people (total: 2,576)
> Total no. of military bases: 33 (9th most)
> Largest base: Carlisle Barracks (524 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $943 (24th lowest)

44. Michigan
> Active duty personnel: 21 per 100,000 people (total: 2,064)
> Total no. of military bases: 14 (25th fewest)
> Largest base: Detroit Arsenal (135 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $386 (5th lowest)

43. Vermont
> Active duty personnel: 27 per 100,000 people (total: 168)
> Total no. of military bases: 4 (5th fewest)
> Largest base: Personnel count unavailable
> Per capita defense spending: $705 (17th lowest)

42. Tennessee
> Active duty personnel: 36 per 100,000 people (total: 2,467)
> Total no. of military bases: 15 (24th most)
> Largest base: Naval Support Activity Mid-South (722 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $393 (6th lowest)

41. Oregon
> Active duty personnel: 37 per 100,000 people (total: 1,553)
> Total no. of military bases: 9 (16th fewest)
> Largest base: Personnel count unavailable
> Per capita defense spending: $319 (2nd lowest)