Special Report

The City Where the Fewest Veterans Live in Every State

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Oklahoma: Tulsa
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 8.2% (Oklahoma: 9.0%)
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 13.1% (Oklahoma: 14.9%)
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 35.6% (Oklahoma: 33.7%)
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 5.5% (Oklahoma: 5.6%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 4

Oregon: Corvallis
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 6.3% (Oregon: 8.3%)
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 15.8% (Oregon: 11.8%)
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 33.3% (Oregon: 36.3%)
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 9.1% (Oregon: 7.1%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 8

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Pennsylvania: State College
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 5.7% (Pennsylvania: 7.2%)
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 12.8% (Pennsylvania: 10.3%)
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 34.6% (Pennsylvania: 35.0%)
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 7.1% (Pennsylvania: 8.6%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 18

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Rhode Island: Providence-Warwick
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 6.2% (Rhode Island: 6.1%)
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 10.8% (Rhode Island: 11.7%)
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 35.4% (Rhode Island: 35.5%)
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 9.2% (Rhode Island: 9.0%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 1

*Because Providence-Warwick is the only eligible metro in Rhode Island, it is the metro with the fewest veterans by default.

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South Carolina: Greenville-Anderson
> Civilian adults who have served in the military: 7.5% (South Carolina: 9.1%)
> Veterans who first enlisted after 9/11: 12.3% (South Carolina: 13.3%)
> Veterans who served in the Vietnam Era only: 33.8% (South Carolina: 32.7%)
> Veterans who served during the Korean War only: 5.4% (South Carolina: 4.7%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 8

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