Special Report

States With the Most Veterans

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40. Texas
> Veteran population: 6.5% of adults (1,405,059 total)
> Post Sept. 11, 2001 era veterans: 28.3% of vets — 6th highest (397,443 total)
> Gulf War era veterans, 1990-2001: 27.1% of vets — 6th highest (380,664 total)
> Vietnam War era veterans: 32.2% of vets — 6th lowest (452,138 total)
> Korean War veterans: 4.7% of vets — 4th lowest (65,997 total)
> WWII veterans: 1.5% of vets — 10th lowest (21,107 total)
> Veteran population with a disability: 29.3% — 21st lowest

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39. Michigan
> Veteran population: 6.6% of adults (520,129 total)
> Post Sept. 11, 2001 era veterans: 14.4% of vets — 2nd lowest (74,756 total)
> Gulf War era veterans, 1990-2001: 17.6% of vets — 10th lowest (91,434 total)
> Vietnam War era veterans: 38.2% of vets — 8th highest (198,760 total)
> Korean War veterans: 7.4% of vets — 14th highest (38,549 total)
> WWII veterans: 2.4% of vets — 18th highest (12,468 total)
> Veteran population with a disability: 31.4% — 17th highest

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38. Mississippi
> Veteran population: 6.8% of adults (153,873 total)
> Post Sept. 11, 2001 era veterans: 25.6% of vets — 9th highest (39,382 total)
> Gulf War era veterans, 1990-2001: 23.1% of vets — 16th highest (35,560 total)
> Vietnam War era veterans: 34.7% of vets — 10th lowest (53,322 total)
> Korean War veterans: 5.5% of vets — 13th lowest (8,413 total)
> WWII veterans: 1.8% of vets — 19th lowest (2,832 total)
> Veteran population with a disability: 32.7% — 14th highest

37. Vermont
> Veteran population: 6.9% of adults (35,114 total)
> Post Sept. 11, 2001 era veterans: 17.4% of vets — 13th lowest (6,106 total)
> Gulf War era veterans, 1990-2001: 16.5% of vets — 7th lowest (5,778 total)
> Vietnam War era veterans: 38.0% of vets — 10th highest (13,349 total)
> Korean War veterans: 8.5% of vets — 6th highest (2,969 total)
> WWII veterans: 1.9% of vets — 24th lowest (673 total)
> Veteran population with a disability: 34.0% — 8th highest

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36. Wisconsin
> Veteran population: 6.9% of adults (315,574 total)
> Post Sept. 11, 2001 era veterans: 18.1% of vets — 17th lowest (57,098 total)
> Gulf War era veterans, 1990-2001: 17.3% of vets — 9th lowest (54,532 total)
> Vietnam War era veterans: 36.8% of vets — 21st highest (116,252 total)
> Korean War veterans: 7.5% of vets — 13th highest (23,729 total)
> WWII veterans: 2.6% of vets — 14th highest (8,219 total)
> Veteran population with a disability: 28.3% — 11th lowest

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