Special Report

States With the Most Veterans

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30. Georgia
> Veteran population: 609,508 (7.6% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 144,746 (23.7% of veterans – 13th highest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 200,319 (32.9% of veterans – 7th lowest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 76.9% – 24th lowest
> Veterans living in poverty: 6.4% – 22nd lowest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 801

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29. Maryland
> Veteran population: 363,178 (7.8% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 96,715 (26.6% of veterans – 5th highest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 111,591 (30.7% of veterans – 2nd lowest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 83.1% – 6th highest
> Veterans living in poverty: 4.2% – 2nd lowest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 490

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28. North Dakota
> Veteran population: 45,135 (7.8% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 10,874 (24.1% of veterans – 10th highest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 15,677 (34.7% of veterans – 13th lowest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 85.2% – the highest
> Veterans living in poverty: 7.7% – 9th highest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 49

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27. Nebraska
> Veteran population: 116,754 (8.1% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 24,870 (21.3% of veterans – 22nd highest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 40,072 (34.3% of veterans – 12th lowest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 84.7% – 2nd highest
> Veterans living in poverty: 5.4% – 9th lowest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 175

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26. Missouri
> Veteran population: 384,150 (8.1% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 70,919 (18.5% of veterans – 20th lowest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 148,953 (38.8% of veterans – 9th highest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 75.3% – 16th lowest
> Veterans living in poverty: 7.3% – 15th highest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 488

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