Counties with the most veterans in Idaho

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November 11, 2021
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Counties with the most veterans in Idaho

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 Idaho 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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#44. Clark County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 1.7% (11 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 0
--- Vietnam era: 5
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 4

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#43. Madison County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 2.9% (826 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 49
--- Korean War: 82
--- Vietnam era: 433
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 127
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 135

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#42. Teton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 3.3% (279 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 61
--- Korean War: 29
--- Vietnam era: 75
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 61
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 53

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#41. Franklin County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 4.1% (376 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 18
--- Korean War: 61
--- Vietnam era: 158
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 95
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 44

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#40. Fremont County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.1% (485 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 24
--- Korean War: 66
--- Vietnam era: 286
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 62
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 47

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#39. Minidoka County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.6% (828 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 72
--- Korean War: 80
--- Vietnam era: 283
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 215
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 178

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#38. Latah County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.9% (1,902 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 35
--- Korean War: 197
--- Vietnam era: 791
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 411
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 468

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#37. Bear Lake County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.1% (271 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 16
--- Korean War: 20
--- Vietnam era: 156
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 52
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 27

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#36. Jerome County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.3% (1,033 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 160
--- Korean War: 43
--- Vietnam era: 396
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 256
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 178

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#35. Bingham County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.6% (2,075 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 109
--- Korean War: 187
--- Vietnam era: 932
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 485
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 362

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#34. Cassia County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.6% (1,063 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 13
--- Korean War: 91
--- Vietnam era: 442
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 230
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 287

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#33. Caribou County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.9% (336 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 11
--- Korean War: 63
--- Vietnam era: 141
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 49
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 72

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#32. Gooding County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.9% (755 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 57
--- Korean War: 158
--- Vietnam era: 289
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 124
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 127

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#31. Power County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.9% (369 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 21
--- Vietnam era: 240
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 74
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 34

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#30. Bonneville County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.9% (5,485 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 344
--- Korean War: 496
--- Vietnam era: 2,326
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,328
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 991

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#29. Bannock County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.0% (4,400 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 158
--- Korean War: 331
--- Vietnam era: 1,988
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,059
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 864

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#28. Lincoln County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.1% (266 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 22
--- Korean War: 50
--- Vietnam era: 81
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 58
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 55

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#27. Payette County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.3% (1,249 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 9
--- Korean War: 92
--- Vietnam era: 641
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 283
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 224

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#26. Jefferson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.3% (1,386 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 16
--- Korean War: 62
--- Vietnam era: 585
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 319
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 404

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#25. Oneida County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.4% (228 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 28
--- Korean War: 9
--- Vietnam era: 132
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 35
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 24

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#24. Blaine County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.5% (1,298 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 122
--- Korean War: 60
--- Vietnam era: 413
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 367
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 336

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#23. Canyon County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (11,881 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 254
--- Korean War: 843
--- Vietnam era: 4,802
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,984
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,998

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#22. Ada County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (26,765 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 800
--- Korean War: 2,268
--- Vietnam era: 9,987
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 7,068
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 6,642

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#21. Twin Falls County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.9% (4,863 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 159
--- Korean War: 528
--- Vietnam era: 1,833
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,341
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,002

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#20. Nez Perce County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.0% (2,523 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 70
--- Korean War: 233
--- Vietnam era: 1,079
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 722
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 419

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#19. Washington County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (628 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 19
--- Korean War: 67
--- Vietnam era: 267
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 118
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 157

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#18. Butte County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (169 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 20
--- Korean War: 24
--- Vietnam era: 85
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 21
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 19

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#17. Owyhee County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (750 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 47
--- Korean War: 55
--- Vietnam era: 332
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 192
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 124

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#16. Kootenai County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (10,765 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 357
--- Korean War: 1,008
--- Vietnam era: 5,602
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,440
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,358

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#15. Boundary County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (831 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 58
--- Korean War: 43
--- Vietnam era: 556
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 77
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 97

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#14. Lewis County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (276 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 7
--- Korean War: 39
--- Vietnam era: 185
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 23
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 22

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#13. Shoshone County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.5% (952 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 31
--- Korean War: 99
--- Vietnam era: 571
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 133
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 118

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#12. Valley County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.2% (909 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 57
--- Vietnam era: 575
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 87
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 190

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#11. Bonner County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.1% (3,858 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 59
--- Korean War: 427
--- Vietnam era: 2,274
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 606
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 492

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#10. Idaho County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.6% (1,531 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 28
--- Korean War: 192
--- Vietnam era: 793
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 342
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 176

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#9. Camas County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.7% (91 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 0
--- Vietnam era: 39
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 8
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 44

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#8. Boise County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.0% (735 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 58
--- Vietnam era: 424
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 154
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 99

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#7. Gem County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.2% (1,627 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 37
--- Korean War: 229
--- Vietnam era: 849
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 195
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 317

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#6. Lemhi County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.5% (794 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 54
--- Korean War: 121
--- Vietnam era: 473
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 78
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 68

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#5. Benewah County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 13.5% (957 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 33
--- Korean War: 147
--- Vietnam era: 434
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 200
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 143

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#4. Clearwater County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 13.9% (1,014 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 15
--- Korean War: 61
--- Vietnam era: 533
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 232
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 173

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#3. Adams County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 14.0% (474 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 16
--- Korean War: 49
--- Vietnam era: 237
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 116
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 56

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#2. Custer County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 14.4% (502 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 123
--- Korean War: 20
--- Vietnam era: 302
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 39
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 18

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#1. Elmore County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 26.3% (4,613 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 39
--- Korean War: 124
--- Vietnam era: 959
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,610
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,881

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