Veterans by State

On November 11, the United States honors the veterans of the United States Armed Forces. A veteran is any person who has served in a branch of the armed forces, such as the Marine Corps, the Army, or the Air Force for example, and who has been discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. In 2019, the United States  Census Bureau stated that, in total,17.4 million veterans were living in the country. A percentage of each state’s population is made up of veterans who served both during peacetime and in war. 

Throughout the United States, the percentage of living veterans differs from state to state, ranging from approximately 4% to 12%, with most states having 7%—8.5% of their population composed of veterans. Each state provides various veterans’ benefits (such as medical benefits or housing) and sets different criteria to access them. 

To learn more about veterans by state, explore the data in the charts.

Veteran Population by State

Alabama - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

324,857

#20 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

21,723

#24 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

114,232

#21 in the US

Alaska - Veteran Population

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64,765

#45 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

2,086

#51 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

19,174

#47 in the US

Arizona - Veteran Population

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491,239

#13 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

39,295

#10 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

184,354

#12 in the US

Arkansas - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

191,786

#30 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

14,380

#31 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

72,639

#30 in the US

California - Veteran Population

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1,525,746

#1 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

132,542

#1 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

531,254

#1 in the US

Colorado - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

370,677

#17 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

22,853

#21 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

124,558

#18 in the US

Connecticut - Veteran Population

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160,142

#34 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

17,589

#27 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

57,467

#33 in the US

Delaware - Veteran Population

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65,065

#44 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

4,638

#46 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

25,379

#44 in the US

District of Columbia - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

25,514

#51 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

2,420

#50 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

7,044

#51 in the US

Florida - Veteran Population

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1,416,472

#3 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

127,629

#2 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

507,334

#2 in the US

Georgia - Veteran Population

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625,251

#9 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

32,126

#13 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

202,654

#8 in the US

Hawaii - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

97,478

#41 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

6,838

#42 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

33,087

#42 in the US

Idaho - Veteran Population

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115,549

#38 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

8,018

#40 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

44,157

#37 in the US

Illinois - Veteran Population

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553,593

#10 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

46,440

#7 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

199,747

#10 in the US

Indiana - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

372,074

#16 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

27,276

#20 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

130,705

#17 in the US

Iowa - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

178,481

#31 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

16,814

#28 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

65,362

#31 in the US

Kansas - Veteran Population

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172,750

#32 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

14,218

#32 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

61,707

#32 in the US

Kentucky - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

257,452

#27 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

15,826

#29 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

94,424

#27 in the US

Louisiana - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

239,881

#28 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

15,816

#30 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

85,378

#28 in the US

Maine - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

101,652

#40 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

8,063

#39 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

39,135

#40 in the US

Maryland - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

357,261

#19 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

22,331

#22 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

109,070

#23 in the US

Massachusetts - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

290,648

#24 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

32,056

#14 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

101,911

#25 in the US

Michigan - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

532,394

#11 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

43,845

#8 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

201,285

#9 in the US

Minnesota - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

291,453

#23 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

28,659

#17 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

111,438

#22 in the US

Mississippi - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

164,687

#33 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

10,963

#34 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

56,607

#34 in the US

Missouri - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

391,513

#15 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

30,322

#16 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

147,403

#15 in the US

Montana - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

85,401

#43 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

5,576

#43 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

32,328

#43 in the US

Nebraska - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

113,567

#39 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

10,046

#36 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

39,928

#39 in the US

Nevada - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

205,659

#29 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

13,163

#33 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

74,314

#29 in the US

New Hampshire - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

93,326

#42 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

7,636

#41 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

34,719

#41 in the US

New Jersey - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

313,928

#22 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

35,079

#11 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

115,126

#20 in the US

New Mexico - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

141,558

#35 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

10,898

#35 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

54,010

#35 in the US

New York - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

676,295

#6 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

69,245

#4 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

234,646

#6 in the US

North Carolina - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

654,365

#8 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

41,346

#9 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

223,229

#7 in the US

North Dakota - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

46,288

#48 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

3,146

#47 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

15,435

#49 in the US

Ohio - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

685,905

#5 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

51,174

#6 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

247,608

#5 in the US

Oklahoma - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

266,895

#26 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

17,878

#26 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

98,151

#26 in the US

Oregon - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

273,946

#25 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

22,238

#23 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

105,563

#24 in the US

Pennsylvania - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

731,411

#4 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

68,143

#5 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

268,632

#4 in the US

Rhode Island - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

52,128

#47 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

5,273

#44 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

19,771

#46 in the US

South Carolina - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

360,355

#18 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

21,613

#25 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

133,143

#16 in the US

South Dakota - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

55,969

#46 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

4,689

#45 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

20,519

#45 in the US

Tennessee - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

428,519

#14 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

27,352

#19 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

155,261

#14 in the US

Texas - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

1,435,527

#2 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

83,667

#3 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

461,679

#3 in the US

Utah - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

120,198

#37 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

9,192

#38 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

41,690

#38 in the US

Vermont - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

34,915

#50 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

3,035

#48 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

13,653

#50 in the US

Virginia - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

674,242

#7 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

35,076

#12 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

197,412

#11 in the US

Washington - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

517,912

#12 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

31,253

#15 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

183,688

#13 in the US

West Virginia - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

125,084

#36 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

9,514

#37 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

49,325

#36 in the US

Wisconsin - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

319,280

#21 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

27,649

#18 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

117,606

#19 in the US

Wyoming - Veteran Population

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VETERAN POPULATIONhelp

44,403

#49 in the US

NUMBER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANShelp

2,974

#49 in the US

NUMBER OF VIETNAM WAR VETERANShelp

16,862

#48 in the US

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#52 in the US

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#52 in the US