Special Report

States With the Most People in the Military

Source: Drew Angerer / Getty Images News via Getty Images

30. Connecticut
> Active duty personnel: 179 per 100,000 people (total: 6,389)
> Total no. of military bases: 16 (22nd most)
> Largest base: New London NAVSUBBASE (6,559 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $4,170 (3rd highest)

29. Idaho
> Active duty personnel: 209 per 100,000 people (total: 3,669)
> Total no. of military bases: 7 (12th fewest)
> Largest base: Mountain Home AFB (3,325 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $349 (3rd lowest)

Source: Scott Olson / Getty Images News via Getty Images

28. Missouri
> Active duty personnel: 278 per 100,000 people (total: 17,062)
> Total no. of military bases: 21 (17th most)
> Largest base: Fort Leonard Wood (12,228 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $1,474 (14th highest)

Source: David McNew / Getty Images News via Getty Images

27. Arizona
> Active duty personnel: 281 per 100,000 people (total: 20,181)
> Total no. of military bases: 22 (16th most)
> Largest base: Davis-Monthan AFB (5,835 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $1,430 (15th highest)

26. Florida
> Active duty personnel: 317 per 100,000 people (total: 67,429)
> Total no. of military bases: 56 (3rd most)
> Largest base: Mayport NAVSTA (9,396 active duty personnel)
> Per capita defense spending: $916 (23rd lowest)