Special Report

States With the Most Veterans

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40. Michigan
> Veteran population: 530,572 (6.8% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 74,655 (14.1% of veterans – 2nd lowest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 203,602 (38.4% of veterans – 10th highest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 74.7% – 14th lowest
> Veterans living in poverty: 7.4% – 12th highest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 599

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39. Minnesota
> Veteran population: 294,377 (6.8% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 46,837 (15.9% of veterans – 9th lowest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 111,668 (37.9% of veterans – 15th highest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 79.6% – 15th highest
> Veterans living in poverty: 6.3% – 20th lowest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 297

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38. Louisiana
> Veteran population: 247,339 (7.0% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 53,908 (21.8% of veterans – 20th highest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 87,280 (35.3% of veterans – 17th lowest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 72.3% – 7th lowest
> Veterans living in poverty: 9.5% – 2nd highest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 360

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37. Mississippi
> Veteran population: 162,926 (7.2% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 37,216 (22.8% of veterans – 17th highest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 52,935 (32.5% of veterans – 4th lowest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 73.3% – 10th lowest
> Veterans living in poverty: 6.8% – 22nd highest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 72

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36. Wisconsin
> Veteran population: 326,288 (7.2% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 49,132 (15.1% of veterans – 5th lowest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 124,986 (38.3% of veterans – 11th highest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 77.7% – 24th highest
> Veterans living in poverty: 5.8% – 13th lowest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 359

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