Parishes with the most veterans in Louisiana

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July 4, 2022
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Parishes with the most veterans in Louisiana

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 parishes with the most veterans in Louisiana using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Parishes 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. Richland Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.5% (859 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 20
--- Korean War: 24
--- Vietnam War: 397
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 154
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 135
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#49. West Carroll Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.6% (471 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 25
--- Korean War: 87
--- Vietnam War: 83
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 136
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 101
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#48. East Baton Rouge Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.7% (19,388 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 554
--- Korean War: 856
--- Vietnam War: 7,339
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 3,889
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 3,732
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#47. Evangeline Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.7% (1,434 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 211
--- Vietnam War: 621
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 344
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 143
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#46. Natchitoches Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.7% (1,697 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 7
--- Korean War: 133
--- Vietnam War: 750
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 559
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 289
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#45. Terrebonne Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.7% (4,765 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 123
--- Korean War: 390
--- Vietnam War: 2,100
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 777
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 982
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#44. Morehouse Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.8% (1,111 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 34
--- Korean War: 42
--- Vietnam War: 345
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 207
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 135
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#43. Catahoula Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.8% (438 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 1
--- Korean War: 54
--- Vietnam War: 92
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 173
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 63
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#42. Allen Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.8% (1,162 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 22
--- Korean War: 79
--- Vietnam War: 367
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 166
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 344
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#41. Red River Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.8% (378 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 31
--- Korean War: 32
--- Vietnam War: 70
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 103
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 21
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#40. Jefferson Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.9% (19,883 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 554
--- Korean War: 1,359
--- Vietnam War: 7,888
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 3,551
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 3,320
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#39. Caldwell Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.9% (452 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 24
--- Korean War: 78
--- Vietnam War: 196
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 90
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 60
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#38. Jefferson Davis Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.9% (1,387 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 67
--- Korean War: 153
--- Vietnam War: 425
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 267
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 294
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#37. Ascension Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.0% (5,444 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 140
--- Korean War: 314
--- Vietnam War: 1,372
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,822
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,420
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#36. Avoyelles Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.0% (1,837 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 35
--- Korean War: 110
--- Vietnam War: 756
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 484
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 284
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#35. St. Mary Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.0% (2,267 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 17
--- Korean War: 320
--- Vietnam War: 875
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 497
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 183
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#34. St. John the Baptist Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.0% (1,936 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 152
--- Korean War: 130
--- Vietnam War: 632
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 555
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 205
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#33. Claiborne Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.0% (786 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 1
--- Korean War: 38
--- Vietnam War: 374
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 194
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 106
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#32. Lafayette Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.2% (11,565 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 146
--- Korean War: 723
--- Vietnam War: 3,740
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 3,581
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,722
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#31. West Baton Rouge Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.2% (1,250 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 107
--- Vietnam War: 433
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 349
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 133
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#30. Iberia Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.3% (3,317 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 49
--- Korean War: 260
--- Vietnam War: 1,298
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 715
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 502
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#29. Lincoln Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.3% (2,382 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 27
--- Korean War: 179
--- Vietnam War: 728
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 467
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 648
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#28. Union Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.4% (1,117 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 20
--- Korean War: 39
--- Vietnam War: 505
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 188
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 56
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#27. Bienville Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.4% (666 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 14
--- Korean War: 98
--- Vietnam War: 235
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 131
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 63
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#26. Winn Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.5% (733 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 42
--- Korean War: 51
--- Vietnam War: 318
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 100
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 176
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#25. West Feliciana Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.6% (846 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 6
--- Korean War: 17
--- Vietnam War: 317
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 233
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 56
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#24. Concordia Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.6% (984 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 38
--- Korean War: 74
--- Vietnam War: 542
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 132
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 162
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#23. Tangipahoa Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.6% (6,677 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 76
--- Korean War: 289
--- Vietnam War: 2,827
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,258
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,344
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#22. St. Charles Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.7% (2,691 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 49
--- Korean War: 226
--- Vietnam War: 524
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 674
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 760
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#21. St. Martin Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.8% (2,758 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 29
--- Korean War: 176
--- Vietnam War: 1,267
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 526
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 658
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#20. Madison Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.9% (587 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 27
--- Korean War: 12
--- Vietnam War: 298
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 66
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 93
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#19. Washington Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.1% (2,492 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 126
--- Vietnam War: 1,002
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 586
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 669
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#18. Ouachita Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.1% (8,257 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 171
--- Korean War: 438
--- Vietnam War: 2,880
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,475
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,979
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#17. Grant Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.3% (1,295 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 25
--- Korean War: 147
--- Vietnam War: 362
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 206
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 291
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#16. Webster Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.3% (2,196 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 51
--- Korean War: 99
--- Vietnam War: 711
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 421
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 351
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#15. Livingston Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.3% (7,670 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 94
--- Korean War: 468
--- Vietnam War: 1,849
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,035
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,442
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#14. Assumption Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.5% (1,299 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 41
--- Korean War: 69
--- Vietnam War: 488
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 117
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 425
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#13. De soto Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.5% (1,559 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 16
--- Korean War: 373
--- Vietnam War: 566
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 346
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 165
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#12. Cameron Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (416 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 19
--- Vietnam War: 117
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 158
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 64
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#11. Vermilion Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.9% (3,521 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 134
--- Korean War: 516
--- Vietnam War: 1,127
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 742
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 632
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#10. Calcasieu Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.9% (12,060 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 259
--- Korean War: 561
--- Vietnam War: 4,535
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,227
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,487
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#9. St. Tammany Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (15,768 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 275
--- Korean War: 1,056
--- Vietnam War: 5,613
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 3,687
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 3,278
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#8. Plaquemines Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (1,351 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 29
--- Korean War: 64
--- Vietnam War: 484
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 502
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 478
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#7. Sabine Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (1,545 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 38
--- Korean War: 60
--- Vietnam War: 844
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 302
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 155
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#6. Caddo Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (15,949 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 284
--- Korean War: 1,062
--- Vietnam War: 5,452
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 3,802
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,796
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#5. Jackson Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (1,170 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 31
--- Korean War: 129
--- Vietnam War: 299
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 237
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 169
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#4. Rapides Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.7% (9,465 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 615
--- Korean War: 636
--- Vietnam War: 3,488
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,666
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,220
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#3. Beauregard Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.1% (3,352 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 36
--- Korean War: 60
--- Vietnam War: 1,383
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,090
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,092
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#2. Bossier Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.1% (10,919 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 184
--- Korean War: 817
--- Vietnam War: 2,842
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 3,738
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 3,748
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#1. Vernon Parish

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 18.4% (5,789 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 42
--- Korean War: 216
--- Vietnam War: 1,350
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,130
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,945

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