Counties with the most veterans in Kansas

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July 4, 2022
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Counties with the most veterans in Kansas

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 Kansas 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. Barton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (1,664 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 59
--- Korean War: 284
--- Vietnam War: 562
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 237
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 265
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#49. Cowley County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (2,268 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 100
--- Korean War: 191
--- Vietnam War: 870
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 485
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 449
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#48. Montgomery County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (2,077 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 62
--- Korean War: 124
--- Vietnam War: 883
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 350
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 321
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#47. Kingman County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (476 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 9
--- Korean War: 69
--- Vietnam War: 196
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 48
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 72
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#46. Sumner County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (1,482 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 90
--- Korean War: 110
--- Vietnam War: 596
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 259
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 140
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#45. Republic County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (310 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 30
--- Korean War: 40
--- Vietnam War: 121
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 45
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 32
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#44. Cloud County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (577 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 19
--- Korean War: 59
--- Vietnam War: 168
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 143
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 155
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#43. Ellsworth County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (433 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 3
--- Korean War: 33
--- Vietnam War: 253
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 68
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 68
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#42. Miami County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (2,213 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 66
--- Korean War: 168
--- Vietnam War: 799
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 543
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 245
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#41. Cheyenne County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (182 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 18
--- Korean War: 24
--- Vietnam War: 81
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 7
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 10
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#40. Allen County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (852 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 70
--- Korean War: 89
--- Vietnam War: 346
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 139
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 65
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#39. Shawnee County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (11,878 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 299
--- Korean War: 1,018
--- Vietnam War: 4,765
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,525
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,217
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#38. Stafford County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (277 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 3
--- Korean War: 50
--- Vietnam War: 98
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 75
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 22
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#37. Riley County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (4,980 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 89
--- Korean War: 316
--- Vietnam War: 1,243
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,608
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,505
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#36. Mitchell County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (420 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 19
--- Korean War: 72
--- Vietnam War: 172
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 46
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 62
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#35. Elk County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (175 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 2
--- Korean War: 23
--- Vietnam War: 73
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 24
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2
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#34. Russell County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (493 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 26
--- Korean War: 67
--- Vietnam War: 211
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 57
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 51
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#33. Lincoln County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (212 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 11
--- Korean War: 13
--- Vietnam War: 93
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 20
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 33
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#32. Smith County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (267 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 16
--- Korean War: 51
--- Vietnam War: 102
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 14
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 23
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#31. Chautauqua County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (240 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 18
--- Vietnam War: 113
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 19
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 20
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#30. Phillips County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (383 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 34
--- Korean War: 31
--- Vietnam War: 143
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 53
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 61
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#29. Wabaunsee County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.5% (497 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 2
--- Korean War: 21
--- Vietnam War: 198
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 135
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 171
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#28. Decatur County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.5% (217 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 3
--- Korean War: 18
--- Vietnam War: 131
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 36
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#27. Linn County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (718 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 99
--- Vietnam War: 264
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 141
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 119
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#26. Chase County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (196 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 2
--- Korean War: 28
--- Vietnam War: 92
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 10
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 37
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#25. Franklin County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.7% (1,884 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 43
--- Korean War: 173
--- Vietnam War: 665
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 260
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 376
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#24. Saline County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.7% (4,022 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 141
--- Korean War: 340
--- Vietnam War: 1,314
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 842
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 916
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#23. Butler County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.7% (4,791 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 138
--- Korean War: 311
--- Vietnam War: 1,681
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,201
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,108
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#22. Rush County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.8% (227 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 8
--- Korean War: 64
--- Vietnam War: 65
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 28
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 20
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#21. Jefferson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.8% (1,432 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 30
--- Korean War: 71
--- Vietnam War: 731
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 199
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 183
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#20. Brown County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.8% (701 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 19
--- Korean War: 56
--- Vietnam War: 360
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 126
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 89
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#19. Harper County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.9% (408 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 9
--- Korean War: 67
--- Vietnam War: 150
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 51
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 66
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#18. Washington County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.0% (428 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 23
--- Korean War: 52
--- Vietnam War: 147
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 48
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 59
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#17. Marshall County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.0% (740 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 38
--- Korean War: 94
--- Vietnam War: 322
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 117
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 117
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#16. Pottawatomie County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.1% (1,704 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 6
--- Korean War: 127
--- Vietnam War: 645
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 554
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 432
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#15. Clark County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.3% (159 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 29
--- Vietnam War: 46
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 39
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 11
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#14. Woodson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.4% (262 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 7
--- Korean War: 21
--- Vietnam War: 120
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 41
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 25
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#13. Morris County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.6% (464 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 11
--- Korean War: 31
--- Vietnam War: 206
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 127
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 118
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#12. Jewell County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.9% (250 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 2
--- Korean War: 46
--- Vietnam War: 143
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 3
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 17
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#11. Pawnee County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.9% (596 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 15
--- Korean War: 1
--- Vietnam War: 285
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 95
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 48
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#10. Trego County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.0% (251 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 24
--- Korean War: 21
--- Vietnam War: 104
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 40
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 22
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#9. Greenwood County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.2% (525 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 17
--- Korean War: 57
--- Vietnam War: 274
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 117
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 48
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#8. Osage County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.6% (1,403 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 3
--- Korean War: 150
--- Vietnam War: 621
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 275
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 227
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#7. Coffey County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.8% (764 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 17
--- Korean War: 32
--- Vietnam War: 336
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 160
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 165
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#6. Jackson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.2% (1,214 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 13
--- Korean War: 68
--- Vietnam War: 538
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 172
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 165
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#5. Wallace County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.5% (148 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 6
--- Korean War: 55
--- Vietnam War: 40
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 17
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 19
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#4. Dickinson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.8% (1,827 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 74
--- Korean War: 129
--- Vietnam War: 719
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 521
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 417
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#3. Leavenworth County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 15.4% (9,155 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 123
--- Korean War: 308
--- Vietnam War: 2,551
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 3,744
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 3,721
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#2. Clay County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 18.2% (1,113 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 91
--- Korean War: 41
--- Vietnam War: 388
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 140
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 353
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#1. Geary County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 25.6% (4,812 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 159
--- Vietnam War: 874
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,291
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 3,055

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