Counties with the most veterans in Arkansas

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November 11, 2021
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Counties with the most veterans in Arkansas

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 Arkansas 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. Randolph County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.6% (897 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 41
--- Korean War: 99
--- Vietnam era: 356
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 202
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 199

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#49. Calhoun County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.7% (281 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 1
--- Korean War: 26
--- Vietnam era: 89
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 86
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 79

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#48. Clay County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.7% (777 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 23
--- Korean War: 72
--- Vietnam era: 320
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 183
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 179

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#47. Howard County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.7% (657 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 29
--- Korean War: 100
--- Vietnam era: 314
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 127
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 87

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#46. Jackson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.7% (910 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 25
--- Korean War: 102
--- Vietnam era: 397
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 274
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 112

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#45. Little River County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.7% (646 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 6
--- Korean War: 49
--- Vietnam era: 383
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 134
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 74

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#44. Cleveland County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.8% (428 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 23
--- Korean War: 76
--- Vietnam era: 238
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 55
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 36

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#43. Lafayette County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.8% (373 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 24
--- Korean War: 29
--- Vietnam era: 237
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 46
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 37

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#42. Drew County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.8% (977 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 30
--- Korean War: 108
--- Vietnam era: 397
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 201
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 241

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#41. Dallas County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.9% (390 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 37
--- Korean War: 63
--- Vietnam era: 132
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 95
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 63

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#40. Arkansas County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.9% (948 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 84
--- Korean War: 111
--- Vietnam era: 475
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 155
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 123

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#39. Clark County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.0% (1,274 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 106
--- Korean War: 161
--- Vietnam era: 511
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 284
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 212

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#38. Johnson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.1% (1,417 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 70
--- Korean War: 104
--- Vietnam era: 658
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 396
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 189

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#37. Logan County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.2% (1,212 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 33
--- Korean War: 102
--- Vietnam era: 645
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 232
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 200

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#36. Benton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.2% (13,992 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 545
--- Korean War: 1,366
--- Vietnam era: 5,316
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 3,535
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 3,230

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#35. Prairie County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.3% (481 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 25
--- Korean War: 73
--- Vietnam era: 296
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 58
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 29

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#34. Miller County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.4% (2,453 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 28
--- Korean War: 203
--- Vietnam era: 809
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 651
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 762

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#33. White County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.4% (4,459 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 130
--- Korean War: 335
--- Vietnam era: 1,806
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,120
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,068

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#32. Greene County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.4% (2,522 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 61
--- Korean War: 213
--- Vietnam era: 1,290
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 511
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 447

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#31. Independence County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (2,172 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 91
--- Korean War: 219
--- Vietnam era: 928
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 515
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 419

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#30. Ouachita County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (1,407 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 59
--- Korean War: 70
--- Vietnam era: 703
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 206
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 369

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#29. Pope County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.8% (3,839 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 125
--- Korean War: 357
--- Vietnam era: 1,567
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 932
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 858

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#28. Scott County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.0% (618 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 16
--- Korean War: 51
--- Vietnam era: 309
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 151
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 91

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#27. Franklin County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.0% (1,086 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 19
--- Korean War: 64
--- Vietnam era: 425
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 275
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 303

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#26. Montgomery County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (590 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 44
--- Korean War: 102
--- Vietnam era: 386
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 36
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 22

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#25. Sebastian County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (7,940 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 217
--- Korean War: 503
--- Vietnam era: 3,289
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,123
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,808

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#24. Crawford County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (3,874 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 132
--- Korean War: 262
--- Vietnam era: 1,768
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,082
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 630

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#23. Pulaski County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (24,721 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 710
--- Korean War: 1,776
--- Vietnam era: 9,023
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 6,650
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 6,562

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#22. Pike County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (697 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 68
--- Korean War: 52
--- Vietnam era: 300
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 180
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 97

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#21. Newton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (530 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 26
--- Korean War: 93
--- Vietnam era: 361
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 50
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 0

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#20. Saline County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (7,816 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 210
--- Korean War: 708
--- Vietnam era: 3,419
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,868
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,611

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#19. Hot Spring County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (2,294 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 16
--- Korean War: 197
--- Vietnam era: 1,217
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 565
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 299

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#18. Van Buren County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (1,166 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 58
--- Korean War: 129
--- Vietnam era: 667
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 180
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 132

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#17. Perry County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (702 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 10
--- Korean War: 110
--- Vietnam era: 310
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 127
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 145

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#16. Garland County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (7,038 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 364
--- Korean War: 836
--- Vietnam era: 3,334
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,525
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 979

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#15. Bradley County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (747 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 27
--- Korean War: 58
--- Vietnam era: 287
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 220
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 155

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#14. Searcy County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (581 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 21
--- Korean War: 33
--- Vietnam era: 362
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 73
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 92

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#13. Grant County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (1,306 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 20
--- Korean War: 88
--- Vietnam era: 541
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 357
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 300

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#12. Boone County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (2,679 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 66
--- Korean War: 223
--- Vietnam era: 1,181
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 631
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 578

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#11. Conway County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.4% (1,512 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 99
--- Korean War: 92
--- Vietnam era: 670
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 380
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 271

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#10. Stone County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.5% (957 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 43
--- Korean War: 104
--- Vietnam era: 585
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 123
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 102

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#9. Carroll County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (2,101 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 120
--- Korean War: 207
--- Vietnam era: 1,088
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 510
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 176

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#8. Polk County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.5% (1,614 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 67
--- Korean War: 126
--- Vietnam era: 1,031
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 264
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 126

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#7. Fulton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.8% (1,051 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 93
--- Korean War: 176
--- Vietnam era: 497
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 120
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 165

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#6. Cleburne County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.9% (2,220 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 101
--- Korean War: 305
--- Vietnam era: 1,177
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 344
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 293

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#5. Izard County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.2% (1,247 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 46
--- Korean War: 133
--- Vietnam era: 619
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 325
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 124

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#4. Marion County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.5% (1,552 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 2
--- Korean War: 129
--- Vietnam era: 956
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 298
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 167

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#3. Sharp County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.1% (1,632 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 47
--- Korean War: 201
--- Vietnam era: 789
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 333
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 262

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#2. Baxter County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.1% (4,141 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 192
--- Korean War: 555
--- Vietnam era: 1,939
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 639
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 816

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#1. Lonoke County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 13.3% (7,075 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 47
--- Korean War: 300
--- Vietnam era: 1,728
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,327
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,673

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