Counties with the most veterans in Kentucky

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November 11, 2021
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Counties with the most veterans in Kentucky

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 Kentucky 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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#50. Greenup County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.5% (1,804 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 47
--- Korean War: 250
--- Vietnam era: 960
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 318
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 229

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#49. Montgomery County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.5% (1,377 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 68
--- Korean War: 68
--- Vietnam era: 525
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 364
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 352

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#48. Hancock County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.6% (427 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 49
--- Vietnam era: 189
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 93
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 96

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#47. Clark County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.6% (1,831 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 56
--- Korean War: 233
--- Vietnam era: 813
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 403
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 326

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#46. Simpson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.6% (906 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 8
--- Korean War: 87
--- Vietnam era: 437
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 181
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 193

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#45. Lincoln County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.6% (1,233 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 38
--- Korean War: 105
--- Vietnam era: 614
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 314
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 162

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#44. Hopkins County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.6% (2,305 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 40
--- Korean War: 110
--- Vietnam era: 1,099
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 678
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 378

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#43. Bourbon County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.7% (1,038 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 14
--- Korean War: 77
--- Vietnam era: 486
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 314
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 147

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#42. Woodford County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.7% (1,369 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 58
--- Korean War: 140
--- Vietnam era: 645
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 322
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 204

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#41. Clinton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.7% (529 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 5
--- Korean War: 64
--- Vietnam era: 303
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 84
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 73

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#40. Metcalfe County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.7% (521 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 11
--- Korean War: 84
--- Vietnam era: 252
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 110
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 64

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#39. Grayson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.8% (1,357 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 62
--- Korean War: 98
--- Vietnam era: 802
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 185
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 210

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#38. Union County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.8% (804 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 31
--- Korean War: 26
--- Vietnam era: 453
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 136
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 158

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#37. Butler County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.8% (672 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 49
--- Korean War: 54
--- Vietnam era: 393
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 91
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 85

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#36. McCracken County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.8% (3,466 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 135
--- Korean War: 347
--- Vietnam era: 1,623
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 795
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 566

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#35. Daviess County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.9% (5,216 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 156
--- Korean War: 549
--- Vietnam era: 2,537
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,139
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 835

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#34. Cumberland County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.9% (360 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 7
--- Korean War: 22
--- Vietnam era: 201
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 77
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 53

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#33. Mercer County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.9% (1,158 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 79
--- Korean War: 127
--- Vietnam era: 521
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 208
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 223

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#32. Carroll County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.0% (552 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 9
--- Vietnam era: 266
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 111
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 166

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#31. Henderson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.0% (2,489 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 145
--- Korean War: 241
--- Vietnam era: 1,158
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 537
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 408

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#30. Todd County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.1% (641 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 12
--- Korean War: 31
--- Vietnam era: 354
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 145
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 99

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#29. Hart County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.1% (1,004 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 13
--- Korean War: 29
--- Vietnam era: 478
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 272
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 212

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#28. Madison County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.2% (5,188 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 133
--- Korean War: 369
--- Vietnam era: 1,657
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,648
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,381

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#27. Carlisle County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.2% (267 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 8
--- Korean War: 12
--- Vietnam era: 130
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 67
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 50

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#26. Franklin County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.2% (2,891 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 169
--- Korean War: 275
--- Vietnam era: 1,312
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 716
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 419

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#25. McCreary County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.3% (980 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 40
--- Korean War: 22
--- Vietnam era: 507
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 210
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 201

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#24. McLean County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.3% (515 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 29
--- Korean War: 51
--- Vietnam era: 279
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 123
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 33

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#23. Oldham County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.3% (3,593 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 101
--- Korean War: 148
--- Vietnam era: 1,242
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,111
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 991

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#22. Scott County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.3% (2,993 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 64
--- Korean War: 191
--- Vietnam era: 1,173
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 757
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 808

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#21. Ohio County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.4% (1,331 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 16
--- Korean War: 114
--- Vietnam era: 553
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 350
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 298

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#20. Crittenden County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (527 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 8
--- Korean War: 82
--- Vietnam era: 283
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 63
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 91

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#19. Boone County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (7,311 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 191
--- Korean War: 512
--- Vietnam era: 3,091
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,826
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,691

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#18. Bullitt County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.8% (4,839 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 177
--- Korean War: 247
--- Vietnam era: 1,975
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,260
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,180

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#17. Henry County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.8% (944 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 40
--- Korean War: 42
--- Vietnam era: 533
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 208
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 121

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#16. Grant County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.8% (1,433 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 42
--- Korean War: 125
--- Vietnam era: 543
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 322
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 401

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#15. Pulaski County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (4,037 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 112
--- Korean War: 324
--- Vietnam era: 2,004
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 952
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 645

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#14. Boyd County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (3,043 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 140
--- Korean War: 217
--- Vietnam era: 1,271
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 869
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 546

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#13. Trimble County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (546 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 4
--- Korean War: 27
--- Vietnam era: 271
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 134
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 110

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#12. Nelson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (2,870 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 37
--- Korean War: 177
--- Vietnam era: 1,348
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 825
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 483

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#11. Marshall County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (2,087 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 44
--- Korean War: 215
--- Vietnam era: 975
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 407
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 446

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#10. Fulton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (403 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 13
--- Korean War: 23
--- Vietnam era: 145
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 106
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 116

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#9. Larue County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (946 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 32
--- Korean War: 33
--- Vietnam era: 450
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 342
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 89

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#8. Ballard County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (553 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 28
--- Korean War: 41
--- Vietnam era: 259
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 94
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 131

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#7. Lyon County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (636 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 7
--- Korean War: 37
--- Vietnam era: 335
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 192
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 65

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#6. Breckinridge County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (1,437 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 6
--- Korean War: 90
--- Vietnam era: 771
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 360
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 210

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#5. Hickman County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.4% (414 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 4
--- Korean War: 92
--- Vietnam era: 169
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 78
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 71

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#4. Trigg County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.9% (1,444 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 14
--- Korean War: 86
--- Vietnam era: 638
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 307
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 399

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#3. Christian County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 13.1% (5,786 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 40
--- Korean War: 335
--- Vietnam era: 1,574
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,554
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,283

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#2. Meade County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 17.5% (3,670 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 29
--- Korean War: 122
--- Vietnam era: 1,095
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,254
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,170

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#1. Hardin County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 20.8% (16,393 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 182
--- Korean War: 467
--- Vietnam era: 4,014
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 6,214
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 5,516

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