Special Report

States With the Most Veterans

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30. Kansas
> Veteran population: 7.5% of adults (165,033 total)
> Post Sept. 11, 2001 era veterans: 20.9% of vets — 25th lowest (34,520 total)
> Gulf War era veterans, 1990-2001: 20.2% of vets — 21st lowest (33,274 total)
> Vietnam War era veterans: 37.2% of vets — 14th highest (61,445 total)
> Korean War veterans: 8.1% of vets — 8th highest (13,342 total)
> WWII veterans: 2.3% of vets — 20th highest (3,821 total)
> Veteran population with a disability: 32.5% — 15th highest

29. Iowa
> Veteran population: 7.6% of adults (185,254 total)
> Post Sept. 11, 2001 era veterans: 18.4% of vets — 18th lowest (34,076 total)
> Gulf War era veterans, 1990-2001: 19.1% of vets — 16th lowest (35,416 total)
> Vietnam War era veterans: 36.2% of vets — 22nd lowest (67,036 total)
> Korean War veterans: 7.7% of vets — 10th highest (14,336 total)
> WWII veterans: 2.8% of vets — 8th highest (5,216 total)
> Veteran population with a disability: 28.7% — 15th lowest

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28. Georgia
> Veteran population: 7.6% of adults (616,527 total)
> Post Sept. 11, 2001 era veterans: 25.3% of vets — 10th highest (155,765 total)
> Gulf War era veterans, 1990-2001: 27.8% of vets — 5th highest (171,270 total)
> Vietnam War era veterans: 31.3% of vets — 4th lowest (192,966 total)
> Korean War veterans: 5.3% of vets — 11th lowest (32,372 total)
> WWII veterans: 1.2% of vets — 5th lowest (7,541 total)
> Veteran population with a disability: 29.1% — 19th lowest

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27. Nebraska
> Veteran population: 7.7% of adults (112,177 total)
> Post Sept. 11, 2001 era veterans: 22.3% of vets — 18th highest (24,976 total)
> Gulf War era veterans, 1990-2001: 22.1% of vets — 20th highest (24,844 total)
> Vietnam War era veterans: 36.1% of vets — 20th lowest (40,484 total)
> Korean War veterans: 7.3% of vets — 16th highest (8,189 total)
> WWII veterans: 2.4% of vets — 18th highest (2,718 total)
> Veteran population with a disability: 30.0% — 23rd highest

26. Oregon
> Veteran population: 7.9% of adults (263,885 total)
> Post Sept. 11, 2001 era veterans: 17.6% of vets — 15th lowest (46,341 total)
> Gulf War era veterans, 1990-2001: 18.0% of vets — 11th lowest (47,505 total)
> Vietnam War era veterans: 37.8% of vets — 11th highest (99,655 total)
> Korean War veterans: 6.5% of vets — 25th lowest (17,278 total)
> WWII veterans: 2.5% of vets — 16th highest (6,694 total)
> Veteran population with a disability: 34.5% — 4th highest

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