Special Report

States With the Most Veterans

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25. Arkansas
> Veteran population: 187,903 (8.1% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 36,393 (19.4% of veterans – 21st lowest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 69,185 (36.8% of veterans – 22nd highest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 69.7% – 2nd lowest
> Veterans living in poverty: 8.2% – 6th highest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 238

24. Kansas
> Veteran population: 178,959 (8.2% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 44,131 (24.7% of veterans – 7th highest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 60,993 (34.1% of veterans – 10th lowest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 78.5% – 17th highest
> Veterans living in poverty: 7.4% – 12th highest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 189

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23. Tennessee
> Veteran population: 429,585 (8.2% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 96,531 (22.5% of veterans – 18th highest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 153,462 (35.7% of veterans – 20th lowest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 73.5% – 11th lowest
> Veterans living in poverty: 6.3% – 20th lowest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 679

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22. South Dakota
> Veteran population: 54,691 (8.2% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 12,178 (22.3% of veterans – 19th highest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 20,923 (38.3% of veterans – 11th highest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 78.3% – 20th highest
> Veterans living in poverty: 5.4% – 9th lowest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 66

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21. North Carolina
> Veteran population: 667,035 (8.3% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 161,466 (24.2% of veterans – 9th highest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 224,691 (33.7% of veterans – 8th lowest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 76.0% – 19th lowest
> Veterans living in poverty: 6.8% – 22nd highest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 907

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