Special Report

States With the Most Veterans

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20. Oregon
> Veteran population: 279,132 (8.4% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 46,392 (16.6% of veterans – 15th lowest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 110,596 (39.6% of veterans – 3rd highest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 72.7% – 8th lowest
> Veterans living in poverty: 7.2% – 17th highest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 1,438

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19. Colorado
> Veteran population: 371,081 (8.4% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 98,231 (26.5% of veterans – 6th highest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 125,501 (33.8% of veterans – 9th lowest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 80.2% – 13th highest
> Veterans living in poverty: 6.2% – 17th lowest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 1,068

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18. Florida
> Veteran population: 1,439,606 (8.5% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 264,521 (18.4% of veterans – 19th lowest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 520,697 (36.2% of veterans – 24th lowest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 75.0% – 15th lowest
> Veterans living in poverty: 6.6% – 25th lowest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 2,472

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17. New Hampshire
> Veteran population: 93,957 (8.6% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 14,488 (15.4% of veterans – 6th lowest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 35,982 (38.3% of veterans – 11th highest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 81.0% – 11th highest
> Veterans living in poverty: 3.7% – the lowest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 113

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16. Alabama
> Veteran population: 324,612 (8.6% of adult pop.)
> Veterans who served in US wars after Sept. 11, 2001: 76,638 (23.6% of veterans – 14th highest)
> Vietnam era veterans: 114,539 (35.3% of veterans – 17th lowest)
> Veteran labor force participation rate: 71.3% – 5th lowest
> Veterans living in poverty: 7.3% – 15th highest
> Estimated number of homeless veterans: 292

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