Counties with the most veterans in Iowa

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July 4, 2022
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Counties with the most veterans in Iowa

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 Iowa 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. Jasper County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (2,324 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 86
--- Korean War: 238
--- Vietnam War: 824
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 467
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 407
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#49. Monroe County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (481 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 5
--- Korean War: 77
--- Vietnam War: 114
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 145
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 65
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#48. Fayette County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (1,248 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 44
--- Korean War: 97
--- Vietnam War: 414
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 244
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 239
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#47. Plymouth County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (1,533 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 79
--- Korean War: 242
--- Vietnam War: 549
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 238
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 297
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#46. Pocahontas County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (430 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 29
--- Korean War: 70
--- Vietnam War: 153
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 52
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 34
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#45. Adair County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (453 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 10
--- Korean War: 52
--- Vietnam War: 221
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 56
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 62
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#44. Guthrie County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (685 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 9
--- Korean War: 62
--- Vietnam War: 253
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 130
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 88
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#43. Clarke County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (584 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 20
--- Korean War: 73
--- Vietnam War: 228
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 62
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 104
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#42. Adams County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (240 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 8
--- Korean War: 20
--- Vietnam War: 145
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 13
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 35
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#41. Franklin County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (645 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 30
--- Korean War: 112
--- Vietnam War: 229
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 110
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 90
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#40. Humboldt County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (605 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 11
--- Korean War: 65
--- Vietnam War: 282
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 128
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 96
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#39. Butler County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (946 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 76
--- Korean War: 134
--- Vietnam War: 369
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 120
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 118
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#38. Lee County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (2,263 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 73
--- Korean War: 170
--- Vietnam War: 1,024
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 417
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 399
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#37. Hardin County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (1,137 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 108
--- Korean War: 158
--- Vietnam War: 390
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 170
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 94
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#36. Buchanan County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (1,331 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 46
--- Korean War: 80
--- Vietnam War: 584
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 201
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 209
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#35. Scott County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (11,332 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 357
--- Korean War: 583
--- Vietnam War: 3,959
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,373
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,863
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#34. Jefferson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (1,256 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 25
--- Korean War: 132
--- Vietnam War: 365
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 261
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 137
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#33. Calhoun County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (657 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 18
--- Korean War: 106
--- Vietnam War: 281
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 67
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 98
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#32. Howard County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (603 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 17
--- Korean War: 115
--- Vietnam War: 233
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 108
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 112
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#31. Jackson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (1,323 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 35
--- Korean War: 192
--- Vietnam War: 495
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 236
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 167
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#30. Page County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (1,078 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 11
--- Korean War: 77
--- Vietnam War: 436
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 191
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 173
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#29. Montgomery County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (676 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 2
--- Korean War: 73
--- Vietnam War: 307
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 91
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 95
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#28. Greene County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (623 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 33
--- Korean War: 64
--- Vietnam War: 211
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 135
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 27
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#27. Sac County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (682 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 24
--- Korean War: 107
--- Vietnam War: 244
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 67
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 105
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#26. Benton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.1% (1,776 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 39
--- Korean War: 154
--- Vietnam War: 618
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 298
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 203
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#25. Union County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (874 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 19
--- Korean War: 78
--- Vietnam War: 393
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 92
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 131
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#24. Mills County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (1,045 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 58
--- Korean War: 43
--- Vietnam War: 363
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 289
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 229
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#23. Taylor County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (434 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 17
--- Korean War: 32
--- Vietnam War: 245
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 55
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 34
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#22. Appanoose County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (891 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 65
--- Korean War: 103
--- Vietnam War: 360
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 137
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 88
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#21. Mitchell County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (746 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 30
--- Korean War: 87
--- Vietnam War: 359
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 105
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 55
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#20. Pottawattamie County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (6,613 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 131
--- Korean War: 467
--- Vietnam War: 2,345
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,464
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,019
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#19. Shelby County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (835 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 16
--- Korean War: 85
--- Vietnam War: 319
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 114
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 85
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#18. Jones County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (1,501 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 41
--- Korean War: 208
--- Vietnam War: 601
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 150
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 245
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#17. Dickinson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (1,300 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 33
--- Korean War: 204
--- Vietnam War: 525
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 149
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 155
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#16. Cass County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (943 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 23
--- Korean War: 115
--- Vietnam War: 315
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 168
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 191
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#15. O'Brien County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (985 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 60
--- Korean War: 178
--- Vietnam War: 312
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 114
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 123
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#14. Clay County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.4% (1,173 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 35
--- Korean War: 187
--- Vietnam War: 395
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 133
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 169
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#13. Van Buren County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.4% (514 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 8
--- Korean War: 51
--- Vietnam War: 262
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 73
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 48
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#12. Clinton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.5% (3,444 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 122
--- Korean War: 352
--- Vietnam War: 1,451
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 558
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 519
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#11. Kossuth County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (1,125 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 33
--- Korean War: 124
--- Vietnam War: 500
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 176
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 39
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#10. Henry County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.7% (1,507 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 36
--- Korean War: 115
--- Vietnam War: 519
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 249
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 277
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#9. Floyd County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.7% (1,185 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 62
--- Korean War: 193
--- Vietnam War: 373
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 157
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 160
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#8. Des Moines County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.8% (2,986 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 176
--- Korean War: 257
--- Vietnam War: 1,345
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 495
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 378
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#7. Cedar County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.9% (1,418 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 61
--- Korean War: 116
--- Vietnam War: 506
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 258
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 273
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#6. Worth County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.9% (586 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 25
--- Korean War: 66
--- Vietnam War: 235
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 63
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 39
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#5. Harrison County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.2% (1,107 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 28
--- Korean War: 146
--- Vietnam War: 411
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 163
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 139
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#4. Marshall County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.3% (3,076 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 184
--- Korean War: 245
--- Vietnam War: 1,127
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 439
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 469
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#3. Cherokee County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.3% (915 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 50
--- Korean War: 99
--- Vietnam War: 350
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 186
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 63
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#2. Osceola County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.8% (494 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 15
--- Korean War: 64
--- Vietnam War: 175
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 35
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 74
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#1. Monona County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.8% (743 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 17
--- Korean War: 75
--- Vietnam War: 302
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 52
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 75

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