Special Report

The City Where the Fewest Veterans Live in Every State

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South Dakota: Sioux Falls
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 7.2% (South Dakota: 8.5%)
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 14.7% (South Dakota: 13.4%)
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 35.7% (South Dakota: 34.1%)
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 5.4% (South Dakota: 7.8%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 2

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Tennessee: Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 6.7% (Tennessee: 8.2%)
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 15.9% (Tennessee: 13.6%)
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 31.8% (Tennessee: 33.2%)
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 5.5% (Tennessee: 5.5%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 10

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Texas: Laredo
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 3.0% (Texas: 6.8%)
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 15.5% (Texas: 18.1%)
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 31.1% (Texas: 29.1%)
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 12.9% (Texas: 4.7%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 25

Utah: Provo-Orem
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 3.7% (Utah: 5.4%)
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 19.1% (Utah: 16.4%)
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 27.9% (Utah: 31.5%)
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 7.1% (Utah: 6.8%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 5

Vermont: Burlington-South Burlington
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 5.9% (Vermont: 6.9%)
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 14.6% (Vermont: 9.5%)
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 30.3% (Vermont: 36.8%)
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 8.1% (Vermont: 7.7%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 1

*Because Burlington-South Burlington is the only eligible metro in Vermont, it is the metro with the fewest veterans by default.

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