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The City Where the Fewest Veterans Live in Every State

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Massachusetts: Boston-Cambridge-Newton
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 4.9% (Massachusetts: 5.3%)
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 12.4% (Massachusetts: 11.4%)
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 32.7% (Massachusetts: 33.5%)
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 10.5% (Massachusetts: 10.1%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 5

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Michigan: Ann Arbor
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 4.4% (Michigan: 6.8%)
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 11.5% (Michigan: 9.8%)
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 34.4% (Michigan: 36.5%)
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 6.7% (Michigan: 7.8%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 14

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Minnesota: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 6.0% (Minnesota: 6.8%)
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 12.4% (Minnesota: 11.4%)
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 35.5% (Minnesota: 36.8%)
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 8.8% (Minnesota: 9.2%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 5

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Mississippi: Jackson
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 6.1% (Mississippi: 7.3%)
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 15.4% (Mississippi: 14.6%)
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 29.8% (Mississippi: 30.4%)
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 6.9% (Mississippi: 5.1%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 3

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Missouri: Columbia
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 6.7% (Missouri: 8.3%)
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 17.0% (Missouri: 12.0%)
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 33.6% (Missouri: 35.2%)
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 6.2% (Missouri: 6.9%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 8

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