Special Report

States With the Most Veterans

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35. Pennsylvania
> Veteran population: 745,909 (7.3% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 112,778 (15.1% of veterans – 5th lowest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 278,351 (37.3% of veterans – 19th highest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 77.6% – 25th highest
> Veterans living in poverty: 6.9% – 21st highest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 857

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34. Indiana
> Veteran population: 380,079 (7.4% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 67,155 (17.7% of veterans – 17th lowest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 136,161 (35.8% of veterans – 21st lowest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 78.8% – 16th highest
> Veterans living in poverty: 7.4% – 12th highest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 572

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33. Ohio
> Veteran population: 680,310 (7.5% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 111,617 (16.4% of veterans – 13th lowest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 245,852 (36.1% of veterans – 23rd lowest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 77.4% – 25th lowest
> Veterans living in poverty: 7.2% – 17th highest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 676

32. Kentucky
> Veteran population: 261,887 (7.6% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 52,350 (20.0% of veterans – 23rd lowest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 92,698 (35.4% of veterans – 18th lowest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 70.8% – 3rd lowest
> Veterans living in poverty: 7.8% – 8th highest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 447

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31. Iowa
> Veteran population: 184,032 (7.6% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 29,563 (16.1% of veterans – 11th lowest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 66,990 (36.4% of veterans – 24th highest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 80.5% – 12th highest
> Veterans living in poverty: 5.7% – 10th lowest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 149

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