Special Report

States With the Most Veterans

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5. Idaho
> Veteran population: 9.1% of adults (120,919 total)
> Post Sept. 11, 2001 era veterans: 19.1% of vets — 19th lowest (23,149 total)
> Gulf War era veterans, 1990-2001: 20.5% of vets — 22nd lowest (24,830 total)
> Vietnam War era veterans: 37.6% of vets — 13th highest (45,521 total)
> Korean War veterans: 6.5% of vets — 25th lowest (7,859 total)
> WWII veterans: 1.6% of vets — 13th lowest (1,959 total)
> Veteran population with a disability: 33.1% — 12th highest

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4. Wyoming
> Veteran population: 9.4% of adults (41,390 total)
> Post Sept. 11, 2001 era veterans: 22.5% of vets — 17th highest (9,324 total)
> Gulf War era veterans, 1990-2001: 22.8% of vets — 19th highest (9,424 total)
> Vietnam War era veterans: 36.3% of vets — 24th lowest (15,005 total)
> Korean War veterans: 5.6% of vets — 15th lowest (2,303 total)
> WWII veterans: 0.2% of vets — the lowest (90 total)
> Veteran population with a disability: 29.1% — 19th lowest

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3. Virginia
> Veteran population: 10.0% of adults (655,698 total)
> Post Sept. 11, 2001 era veterans: 33.1% of vets — 2nd highest (216,986 total)
> Gulf War era veterans, 1990-2001: 34.6% of vets — the highest (227,169 total)
> Vietnam War era veterans: 29.8% of vets — the lowest (195,310 total)
> Korean War veterans: 4.7% of vets — 4th lowest (31,074 total)
> WWII veterans: 1.4% of vets — 8th lowest (9,046 total)
> Veteran population with a disability: 22.4% — the lowest

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2. Montana
> Veteran population: 10.3% of adults (86,270 total)
> Post Sept. 11, 2001 era veterans: 22.6% of vets — 16th highest (19,478 total)
> Gulf War era veterans, 1990-2001: 21.0% of vets — 24th highest (18,086 total)
> Vietnam War era veterans: 36.9% of vets — 18th highest (31,792 total)
> Korean War veterans: 5.5% of vets — 13th lowest (4,736 total)
> WWII veterans: 1.6% of vets — 13th lowest (1,416 total)
> Veteran population with a disability: 30.6% — 20th highest

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1. Alaska
> Veteran population: 10.7% of adults (57,225 total)
> Post Sept. 11, 2001 era veterans: 35.0% of vets — the highest (20,032 total)
> Gulf War era veterans, 1990-2001: 33.8% of vets — 2nd highest (19,323 total)
> Vietnam War era veterans: 30.2% of vets — 3rd lowest (17,267 total)
> Korean War veterans: 2.7% of vets — the lowest (1,545 total)
> WWII veterans: 1.0% of vets — 2nd lowest (568 total)
> Veteran population with a disability: 24.1% — 3rd lowest

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