Special Report

States With the Most People in the Military

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35. New York
> Active duty personnel: 102 per 100,000 people (total: 19,985)
> Total no. of military bases: 35 (8th most)
> Largest base: Fort Drum (14,944 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $464 (7th lowest)

34. Arkansas
> Active duty personnel: 129 per 100,000 people (total: 3,886)
> Total no. of military bases: 4 (5th fewest)
> Largest base: Little Rock AFB (3,363 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $373 (4th lowest)

33. Utah
> Active duty personnel: 146 per 100,000 people (total: 4,631)
> Total no. of military bases: 14 (25th fewest)
> Largest base: Hill AFB (3,935 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $982 (25th lowest)

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32. Illinois
> Active duty personnel: 164 per 100,000 people (total: 20,951)
> Total no. of military bases: 27 (14th most)
> Largest base: Naval Station Great Lakes (15,385 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $600 (12th lowest)

31. Alabama
> Active duty personnel: 179 per 100,000 people (total: 8,730)
> Total no. of military bases: 37 (7th most)
> Largest base: Fort Rucker (3,714 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $2,246 (6th highest)

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