Special Report

States With the Most Veterans

50. New York
> Veteran population: 4.3% of adults (655,055 total)
> Post Sept. 11, 2001 era veterans: 16.9% of vets — 11th lowest (110,745 total)
> Gulf War era veterans, 1990-2001: 15.9% of vets — 6th lowest (104,001 total)
> Vietnam War era veterans: 35.6% of vets — 12th lowest (233,366 total)
> Korean War veterans: 8.9% of vets — 4th highest (58,216 total)
> WWII veterans: 3.5% of vets — 3rd highest (22,743 total)
> Veteran population with a disability: 28.3% — 11th lowest

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49. New Jersey
> Veteran population: 4.4% of adults (302,777 total)
> Post Sept. 11, 2001 era veterans: 14.9% of vets — 3rd lowest (45,223 total)
> Gulf War era veterans, 1990-2001: 14.6% of vets — the lowest (44,309 total)
> Vietnam War era veterans: 36.8% of vets — 21st highest (111,485 total)
> Korean War veterans: 9.9% of vets — 3rd highest (30,074 total)
> WWII veterans: 3.3% of vets — 4th highest (9,932 total)
> Veteran population with a disability: 28.8% — 16th lowest

48. California
> Veteran population: 4.8% of adults (1,471,467 total)
> Post Sept. 11, 2001 era veterans: 21.8% of vets — 21st highest (320,701 total)
> Gulf War era veterans, 1990-2001: 19.1% of vets — 16th lowest (280,799 total)
> Vietnam War era veterans: 36.1% of vets — 20th lowest (530,839 total)
> Korean War veterans: 7.6% of vets — 12th highest (111,163 total)
> WWII veterans: 2.7% of vets — 10th highest (40,005 total)
> Veteran population with a disability: 30.2% — 21st highest

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47. Massachusetts
> Veteran population: 5.0% of adults (277,814 total)
> Post Sept. 11, 2001 era veterans: 16.6% of vets — 7th lowest (46,127 total)
> Gulf War era veterans, 1990-2001: 15.5% of vets — 4th lowest (43,091 total)
> Vietnam War era veterans: 36.1% of vets — 20th lowest (100,219 total)
> Korean War veterans: 10.1% of vets — 2nd highest (28,147 total)
> WWII veterans: 3.9% of vets — 2nd highest (10,939 total)
> Veteran population with a disability: 29.3% — 21st lowest

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46. Utah
> Veteran population: 5.1% of adults (115,363 total)
> Post Sept. 11, 2001 era veterans: 27.1% of vets — 8th highest (31,273 total)
> Gulf War era veterans, 1990-2001: 23.9% of vets — 11th highest (27,552 total)
> Vietnam War era veterans: 36.3% of vets — 24th lowest (41,907 total)
> Korean War veterans: 7.0% of vets — 19th highest (8,096 total)
> WWII veterans: 2.7% of vets — 10th highest (3,083 total)
> Veteran population with a disability: 27.7% — 6th lowest

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