Counties with the most veterans in Idaho

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July 4, 2022
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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. 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 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’ 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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#44. Madison County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 2.6% (767 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 21
--- Korean War: 65
--- Vietnam War: 398
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 34
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 143
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#43. Teton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 3.6% (322 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 38
--- Korean War: 36
--- Vietnam War: 47
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 57
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 96
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#42. Clark County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 4.6% (30 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 0
--- Vietnam War: 7
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 4
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#41. Franklin County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.4% (507 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 17
--- Korean War: 49
--- Vietnam War: 158
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 142
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 82
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#40. Cassia County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.9% (960 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 54
--- Vietnam War: 432
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 228
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 182
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#39. Jefferson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.3% (1,231 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 18
--- Korean War: 58
--- Vietnam War: 517
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 318
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 281
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#38. Minidoka County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.4% (943 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 56
--- Korean War: 48
--- Vietnam War: 322
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 196
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 214
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#37. Blaine County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.7% (1,199 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 24
--- Korean War: 84
--- Vietnam War: 400
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 144
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 112
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#36. Latah County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.8% (2,236 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 25
--- Korean War: 173
--- Vietnam War: 840
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 543
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 593
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#35. Jerome County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.9% (1,146 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 118
--- Korean War: 34
--- Vietnam War: 436
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 210
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 168
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#34. Fremont County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.9% (673 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 20
--- Korean War: 52
--- Vietnam War: 289
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 49
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 81
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#33. Bingham County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.0% (2,230 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 77
--- Korean War: 155
--- Vietnam War: 821
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 428
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 437
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#32. Power County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.1% (375 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 18
--- Vietnam War: 146
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 83
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 44
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#31. Bonneville County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.4% (6,002 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 274
--- Korean War: 494
--- Vietnam War: 2,388
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,253
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 813
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#30. Bear Lake County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.5% (333 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 18
--- Korean War: 19
--- Vietnam War: 185
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 38
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 27
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#29. Caribou County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (386 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 12
--- Korean War: 29
--- Vietnam War: 153
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 55
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 89
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#28. Bannock County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (5,252 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 176
--- Korean War: 312
--- Vietnam War: 2,096
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 979
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,055
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#27. Ada County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (29,526 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 651
--- Korean War: 1,998
--- Vietnam War: 9,850
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 7,571
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 6,598
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#26. Washington County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (662 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 15
--- Korean War: 76
--- Vietnam War: 322
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 103
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 49
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#25. Nez Perce County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (2,798 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 44
--- Korean War: 215
--- Vietnam War: 1,071
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 665
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 334
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#24. Oneida County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (279 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 27
--- Korean War: 6
--- Vietnam War: 92
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 54
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 23
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#23. Gooding County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (986 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 50
--- Korean War: 204
--- Vietnam War: 272
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 178
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 78
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#22. Twin Falls County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.1% (5,681 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 131
--- Korean War: 436
--- Vietnam War: 1,966
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,368
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,087
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#21. Canyon County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (14,991 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 210
--- Korean War: 790
--- Vietnam War: 5,364
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 3,195
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 3,458
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#20. Lincoln County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.4% (353 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 11
--- Korean War: 32
--- Vietnam War: 108
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 108
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 54
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#19. Owyhee County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.7% (845 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 40
--- Korean War: 57
--- Vietnam War: 339
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 192
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 137
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#18. Payette County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.3% (1,797 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 13
--- Korean War: 151
--- Vietnam War: 616
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 252
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 234
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#17. Kootenai County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.5% (13,036 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 293
--- Korean War: 1,015
--- Vietnam War: 5,449
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,541
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,232
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#16. Boundary County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.6% (990 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 67
--- Korean War: 65
--- Vietnam War: 557
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 115
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 66
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#15. Camas County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.6% (88 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 0
--- Vietnam War: 64
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 3
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 17
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#14. Butte County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.8% (220 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 14
--- Korean War: 24
--- Vietnam War: 100
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 9
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 19
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#13. Valley County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.2% (1,033 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 67
--- Vietnam War: 654
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 73
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 146
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#12. Shoshone County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.4% (1,151 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 41
--- Korean War: 90
--- Vietnam War: 523
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 165
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 140
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#11. Custer County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.6% (397 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 60
--- Korean War: 5
--- Vietnam War: 234
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 45
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 18
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#10. Idaho County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.7% (1,562 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 21
--- Korean War: 142
--- Vietnam War: 754
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 298
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 117
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#9. Lewis County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.7% (351 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 3
--- Korean War: 30
--- Vietnam War: 178
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 25
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 18
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#8. Bonner County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.9% (4,252 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 35
--- Korean War: 329
--- Vietnam War: 2,284
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 700
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 525
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#7. Gem County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.5% (1,707 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 21
--- Korean War: 167
--- Vietnam War: 783
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 208
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 200
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#6. Benewah County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 13.0% (925 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 5
--- Korean War: 146
--- Vietnam War: 404
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 186
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 115
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#5. Boise County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 13.6% (875 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 41
--- Vietnam War: 406
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 221
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 127
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#4. Lemhi County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 14.3% (932 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 28
--- Korean War: 84
--- Vietnam War: 502
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 100
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 84
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#3. Clearwater County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 14.7% (1,076 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 8
--- Korean War: 59
--- Vietnam War: 507
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 182
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 173
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#2. Adams County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 16.6% (582 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 14
--- Korean War: 36
--- Vietnam War: 274
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 120
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 64
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#1. Elmore County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 22.1% (3,862 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 23
--- Korean War: 73
--- Vietnam War: 849
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,525
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,862

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