Counties with the most veterans in Georgia

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July 4, 2022
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Counties with the most veterans in Georgia

There are roughly 19 million veterans living in the U.S., according to data from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Though, the VA anticipates the percentage of the U.S. population with military experience will continue to decline over the next couple of decades—by 2046, it expects the number of living U.S. veterans to decrease by 35%.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with the most veterans in Georgia using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by the highest percent of residents that are veterans based on the Census’ 2020 5-year estimate.

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.

Keep reading to see where the most veterans live in your home state.

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#50. Mitchell County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (1,542 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 35
--- Korean War: 33
--- Vietnam War: 564
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 228
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 231
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#49. Pike County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (1,276 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 29
--- Korean War: 108
--- Vietnam War: 449
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 213
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 134
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#48. Greene County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (1,298 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 16
--- Korean War: 98
--- Vietnam War: 723
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 223
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 120
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#47. Tattnall County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (1,809 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 12
--- Korean War: 38
--- Vietnam War: 503
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 524
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 596
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#46. Catoosa County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (4,672 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 253
--- Korean War: 323
--- Vietnam War: 1,692
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 714
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 890
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#45. Dougherty County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.1% (6,147 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 68
--- Korean War: 398
--- Vietnam War: 1,974
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,880
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,163
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#44. Hart County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (1,888 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 70
--- Korean War: 163
--- Vietnam War: 777
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 283
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 345
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#43. Lamar County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (1,363 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 4
--- Korean War: 54
--- Vietnam War: 453
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 440
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 279
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#42. Heard County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (837 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 19
--- Korean War: 20
--- Vietnam War: 375
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 218
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 173
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#41. Schley County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (373 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 44
--- Vietnam War: 57
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 55
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 113
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#40. Grady County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (1,725 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 78
--- Korean War: 74
--- Vietnam War: 576
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 328
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 111
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#39. Terrell County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.4% (620 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 14
--- Korean War: 60
--- Vietnam War: 245
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 162
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 105
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#38. Peach County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.4% (2,045 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 28
--- Korean War: 147
--- Vietnam War: 880
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 460
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 210
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#37. Glynn County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.5% (6,326 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 227
--- Korean War: 469
--- Vietnam War: 2,487
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,488
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 786
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#36. Seminole County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.5% (620 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 6
--- Korean War: 30
--- Vietnam War: 374
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 193
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 81
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#35. Henry County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (16,386 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 248
--- Korean War: 727
--- Vietnam War: 3,922
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 5,542
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 5,078
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#34. Rockdale County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.7% (6,598 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 104
--- Korean War: 303
--- Vietnam War: 1,771
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,341
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,732
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#33. Twiggs County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.8% (645 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 13
--- Vietnam War: 338
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 237
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 48
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#32. Burke County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.8% (1,639 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 33
--- Korean War: 93
--- Vietnam War: 762
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 496
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 272
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#31. Jones County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.9% (2,172 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 45
--- Korean War: 141
--- Vietnam War: 642
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 624
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 386
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#30. Lee County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.0% (2,188 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 16
--- Korean War: 71
--- Vietnam War: 507
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 737
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 779
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#29. Chatham County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.2% (22,884 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 565
--- Korean War: 1,121
--- Vietnam War: 7,003
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 6,818
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 6,550
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#28. Stewart County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.2% (581 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 20
--- Korean War: 27
--- Vietnam War: 79
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 292
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 31
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#27. Stephens County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.4% (2,104 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 63
--- Korean War: 140
--- Vietnam War: 736
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 191
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 521
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#26. Clay County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.4% (245 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 61
--- Vietnam War: 112
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 41
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1
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#25. Rabun County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.4% (1,477 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 53
--- Korean War: 82
--- Vietnam War: 791
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 181
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 86
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#24. Towns County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.8% (1,115 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 38
--- Korean War: 115
--- Vietnam War: 532
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 162
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 63
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#23. Effingham County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.8% (4,921 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 17
--- Korean War: 75
--- Vietnam War: 1,204
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,675
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,224
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#22. Lanier County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.9% (849 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 16
--- Vietnam War: 131
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 353
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 456
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#21. Pickens County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.9% (2,787 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 82
--- Korean War: 97
--- Vietnam War: 1,505
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 525
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 363
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#20. White County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.2% (2,738 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 37
--- Korean War: 178
--- Vietnam War: 1,219
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 482
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 359
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#19. Crawford County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.3% (1,102 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 15
--- Korean War: 18
--- Vietnam War: 584
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 235
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 198
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#18. McIntosh County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.4% (1,337 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 54
--- Vietnam War: 684
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 393
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 104
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#17. Gilmer County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.4% (2,856 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 52
--- Korean War: 116
--- Vietnam War: 1,350
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 466
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 354
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#16. Fannin County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.5% (2,481 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 50
--- Korean War: 174
--- Vietnam War: 1,274
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 392
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 230
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#15. Putnam County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.6% (2,017 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 96
--- Vietnam War: 950
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 475
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 316
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#14. Richmond County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.1% (18,147 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 238
--- Korean War: 1,043
--- Vietnam War: 5,576
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 5,236
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 4,993
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#13. Fayette County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.1% (10,583 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 368
--- Korean War: 546
--- Vietnam War: 3,636
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 3,692
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,383
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#12. Union County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.2% (2,461 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 70
--- Korean War: 288
--- Vietnam War: 1,384
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 221
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 144
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#11. Marion County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.3% (801 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 38
--- Vietnam War: 348
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 126
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 167
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#10. Talbot County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.7% (660 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 30
--- Vietnam War: 309
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 134
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 70
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#9. Harris County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.9% (3,466 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 65
--- Korean War: 196
--- Vietnam War: 1,193
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,275
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 849
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#8. Muscogee County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 13.9% (19,607 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 202
--- Korean War: 635
--- Vietnam War: 5,716
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 6,743
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 6,083
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#7. Bryan County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 14.2% (3,638 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 23
--- Korean War: 108
--- Vietnam War: 766
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,871
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,577
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#6. Camden County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 15.0% (5,543 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 92
--- Korean War: 210
--- Vietnam War: 1,405
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,144
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,183
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#5. Houston County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 16.0% (17,875 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 270
--- Korean War: 508
--- Vietnam War: 4,797
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 7,674
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 6,646
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#4. Columbia County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 16.1% (17,947 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 79
--- Korean War: 419
--- Vietnam War: 4,586
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 6,885
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 7,808
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#3. Long County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 16.4% (2,150 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 14
--- Korean War: 5
--- Vietnam War: 255
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,056
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,139
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#2. Chattahoochee County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 21.2% (824 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 0
--- Vietnam War: 126
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 247
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 517
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#1. Liberty County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 23.8% (9,157 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 2
--- Korean War: 160
--- Vietnam War: 1,545
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 3,838
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 5,358

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