Counties with the most veterans in Alabama

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November 11, 2021
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Counties with the most veterans in Alabama

There are roughly 19 million veterans living in the U.S., according to data from the Department of Veterans Affairs. California, Texas, and Florida are home to the most veterans, and Wyoming, Vermont, and Washington D.C. home to the least.

American veterans live in virtually all of the country’s 3,142 counties. Even Hawaii’s tiny Kalawao County, which had no veterans living in it as of 2016, reported two veterans there according to 2019 Census Bureau estimates.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with the most veterans in Alabama using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by the highest percent of residents that are veterans based on the Census’ 2019 5-year estimate. Keep reading to see where the most veterans live in your home state.

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#50. Crenshaw County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.6% (593 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 52
--- Vietnam era: 319
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 116
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 106

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#49. Butler County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.8% (886 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 33
--- Korean War: 91
--- Vietnam era: 445
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 171
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 146

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#48. Greene County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.8% (375 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 58
--- Vietnam era: 165
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 13
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 139

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#47. Winston County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.8% (1,098 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 22
--- Korean War: 161
--- Vietnam era: 539
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 171
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 205

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#46. Pike County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.0% (1,619 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 61
--- Korean War: 108
--- Vietnam era: 723
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 343
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 384

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#45. Jackson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.1% (2,479 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 52
--- Korean War: 340
--- Vietnam era: 1,225
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 422
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 440

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#44. Barbour County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.1% (1,224 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 45
--- Korean War: 101
--- Vietnam era: 644
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 225
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 209

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#43. Jefferson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.1% (31,161 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 1,221
--- Korean War: 3,050
--- Vietnam era: 13,160
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 7,833
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 5,897

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#42. Escambia County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.2% (1,798 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 13
--- Korean War: 241
--- Vietnam era: 792
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 475
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 277

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#41. Hale County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.3% (714 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 7
--- Korean War: 42
--- Vietnam era: 280
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 121
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 264

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#40. Chilton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.3% (2,119 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 30
--- Korean War: 167
--- Vietnam era: 1,003
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 555
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 364

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#39. Blount County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.4% (2,815 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 78
--- Korean War: 317
--- Vietnam era: 1,242
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 520
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 658

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#38. Pickens County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.4% (1,039 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 17
--- Korean War: 135
--- Vietnam era: 391
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 289
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 207

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#37. Walker County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.5% (3,236 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 65
--- Korean War: 369
--- Vietnam era: 1,758
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 525
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 519

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#36. Lauderdale County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.8% (5,056 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 171
--- Korean War: 588
--- Vietnam era: 2,170
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 989
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,138

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#35. Choctaw County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.9% (708 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 14
--- Korean War: 71
--- Vietnam era: 296
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 203
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 124

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#34. Tallapoosa County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.9% (2,203 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 73
--- Korean War: 292
--- Vietnam era: 993
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 579
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 266

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#33. Monroe County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.9% (1,144 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 33
--- Korean War: 119
--- Vietnam era: 372
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 350
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 270

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#32. Chambers County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.0% (1,848 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 40
--- Korean War: 43
--- Vietnam era: 1,021
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 297
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 447

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#31. Randolph County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.0% (1,243 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 18
--- Korean War: 113
--- Vietnam era: 679
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 206
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 227

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#30. Shelby County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.0% (11,391 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 285
--- Korean War: 986
--- Vietnam era: 4,271
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 3,132
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,717

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#29. Bibb County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.1% (1,273 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 54
--- Korean War: 89
--- Vietnam era: 521
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 364
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 245

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#28. Cherokee County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.1% (1,474 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 50
--- Korean War: 104
--- Vietnam era: 887
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 279
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 154

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#27. Colbert County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.2% (3,101 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 69
--- Korean War: 433
--- Vietnam era: 1,278
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 659
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 662

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#26. Washington County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.2% (923 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 61
--- Vietnam era: 354
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 352
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 156

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#25. Cullman County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.2% (4,646 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 55
--- Korean War: 329
--- Vietnam era: 2,047
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,194
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,021

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#24. Talladega County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.3% (4,595 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 213
--- Korean War: 279
--- Vietnam era: 2,256
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,126
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 721

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#23. Morgan County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.4% (6,758 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 247
--- Korean War: 619
--- Vietnam era: 2,646
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,645
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,601

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#22. Lee County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.4% (9,315 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 116
--- Korean War: 705
--- Vietnam era: 2,984
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,985
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,525

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#21. Marshall County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.5% (5,362 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 159
--- Korean War: 462
--- Vietnam era: 2,444
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,241
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,056

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#20. St. Clair County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (5,140 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 160
--- Korean War: 494
--- Vietnam era: 2,546
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 905
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,035

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#19. Etowah County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (6,110 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 178
--- Korean War: 605
--- Vietnam era: 2,549
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,382
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,396

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#18. Fayette County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (993 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 36
--- Korean War: 98
--- Vietnam era: 508
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 187
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 164

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#17. Mobile County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.9% (24,848 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 639
--- Korean War: 1,834
--- Vietnam era: 10,649
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 6,284
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 5,442

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#16. Macon County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.0% (1,229 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 17
--- Korean War: 83
--- Vietnam era: 627
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 241
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 261

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#15. Henry County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (1,091 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 11
--- Korean War: 64
--- Vietnam era: 525
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 234
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 257

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#14. Covington County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (2,456 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 71
--- Korean War: 282
--- Vietnam era: 1,270
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 464
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 369

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#13. Coosa County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (761 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 32
--- Korean War: 52
--- Vietnam era: 283
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 221
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 173

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#12. Limestone County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (6,608 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 94
--- Korean War: 353
--- Vietnam era: 2,311
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,229
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,621

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#11. Houston County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.1% (7,269 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 134
--- Korean War: 512
--- Vietnam era: 2,889
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,082
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,652

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#10. Calhoun County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (8,516 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 160
--- Korean War: 399
--- Vietnam era: 4,036
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,089
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,832

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#9. Montgomery County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.7% (16,725 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 251
--- Korean War: 1,085
--- Vietnam era: 5,622
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 5,331
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 4,436

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#8. Geneva County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.9% (2,247 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 45
--- Korean War: 188
--- Vietnam era: 855
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 636
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 523

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#7. Baldwin County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.1% (18,510 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 468
--- Korean War: 1,549
--- Vietnam era: 8,360
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 4,391
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 3,742

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#6. Elmore County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.2% (6,983 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 79
--- Korean War: 456
--- Vietnam era: 2,048
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,388
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,012

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#5. Madison County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.0% (33,810 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 638
--- Korean War: 2,144
--- Vietnam era: 10,101
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 11,335
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 9,592

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#4. Autauga County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 15.0% (6,245 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 221
--- Korean War: 378
--- Vietnam era: 1,681
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,977
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,988

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#3. Russell County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 15.3% (6,482 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 13
--- Korean War: 340
--- Vietnam era: 1,474
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,061
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,594

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#2. Dale County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 17.3% (6,114 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 58
--- Korean War: 271
--- Vietnam era: 1,952
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,978
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,855

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#1. Coffee County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 19.3% (7,406 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 99
--- Korean War: 315
--- Vietnam era: 1,823
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,703
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,466

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