Counties with the most veterans in Missouri

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November 11, 2021
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Counties with the most veterans in Missouri

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 Missouri 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. Crawford County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (1,512 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 65
--- Korean War: 157
--- Vietnam era: 765
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 285
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 240

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#49. Daviess County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (503 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 15
--- Korean War: 55
--- Vietnam era: 256
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 76
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 101

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#48. Carter County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (382 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 33
--- Vietnam era: 203
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 99
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 47

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#47. Pettis County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (2,615 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 117
--- Korean War: 261
--- Vietnam era: 1,195
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 601
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 441

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#46. Douglas County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (859 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 17
--- Korean War: 107
--- Vietnam era: 490
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 102
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 143

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#45. Dade County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (499 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 16
--- Korean War: 57
--- Vietnam era: 280
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 105
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 41

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#44. Ripley County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (869 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 16
--- Korean War: 53
--- Vietnam era: 492
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 186
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 122

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#43. Morgan County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (1,305 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 79
--- Korean War: 173
--- Vietnam era: 666
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 219
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 168

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#42. Buchanan County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (5,720 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 198
--- Korean War: 627
--- Vietnam era: 2,290
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,514
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,091

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#41. Hickory County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (659 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 46
--- Korean War: 108
--- Vietnam era: 391
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 72
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 42

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#40. Callaway County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (2,993 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 93
--- Korean War: 247
--- Vietnam era: 1,452
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 541
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 660

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#39. Knox County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (255 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 12
--- Korean War: 35
--- Vietnam era: 137
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 37
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 34

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#38. Newton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (3,770 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 108
--- Korean War: 395
--- Vietnam era: 1,574
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 811
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 882

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#37. Taney County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (3,725 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 161
--- Korean War: 382
--- Vietnam era: 2,044
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 637
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 501

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#36. Washington County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (1,650 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 30
--- Korean War: 128
--- Vietnam era: 887
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 331
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 274

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#35. Dent County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (1,034 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 36
--- Korean War: 89
--- Vietnam era: 543
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 212
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 154

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#34. Christian County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (5,552 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 135
--- Korean War: 517
--- Vietnam era: 2,326
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,423
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,151

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#33. Ozark County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (644 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 11
--- Korean War: 66
--- Vietnam era: 403
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 88
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 76

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#32. Monroe County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (592 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 21
--- Korean War: 55
--- Vietnam era: 312
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 101
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 103

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#31. Montgomery County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (789 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 15
--- Korean War: 93
--- Vietnam era: 433
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 166
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 82

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#30. Platte County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (6,760 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 267
--- Korean War: 315
--- Vietnam era: 2,237
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,937
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,004

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#29. Clinton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (1,381 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 96
--- Korean War: 197
--- Vietnam era: 605
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 256
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 227

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#28. Lawrence County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (2,536 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 192
--- Korean War: 288
--- Vietnam era: 1,059
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 459
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 538

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#27. Cass County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (6,996 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 261
--- Korean War: 594
--- Vietnam era: 2,926
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,732
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,483

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#26. Howell County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (2,726 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 147
--- Korean War: 301
--- Vietnam era: 1,350
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 513
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 415

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#25. Lewis County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (693 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 40
--- Korean War: 78
--- Vietnam era: 329
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 155
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 91

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#24. Dallas County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (1,138 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 16
--- Korean War: 171
--- Vietnam era: 626
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 218
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 107

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#23. Reynolds County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (463 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 14
--- Korean War: 71
--- Vietnam era: 280
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 64
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 34

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#22. Shannon County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (599 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 17
--- Korean War: 68
--- Vietnam era: 337
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 126
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 51

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#21. Harrison County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (599 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 34
--- Korean War: 70
--- Vietnam era: 269
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 126
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 100

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#20. Macon County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.4% (1,085 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 35
--- Korean War: 154
--- Vietnam era: 491
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 185
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 220

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#19. Phelps County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (3,375 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 160
--- Korean War: 270
--- Vietnam era: 1,281
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 881
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 783

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#18. Miller County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.7% (1,855 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 69
--- Korean War: 141
--- Vietnam era: 944
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 417
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 284

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#17. Ralls County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.8% (787 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 25
--- Korean War: 42
--- Vietnam era: 505
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 124
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 91

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#16. Benton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.9% (1,563 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 35
--- Korean War: 163
--- Vietnam era: 996
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 264
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 105

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#15. Wayne County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.5% (1,087 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 21
--- Korean War: 131
--- Vietnam era: 571
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 264
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 100

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#14. Stone County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.5% (2,773 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 92
--- Korean War: 327
--- Vietnam era: 1,572
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 517
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 265

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#13. Putnam County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.5% (387 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 10
--- Korean War: 86
--- Vietnam era: 180
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 71
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 40

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#12. St. Clair County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.7% (807 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 25
--- Korean War: 98
--- Vietnam era: 465
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 104
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 115

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#11. Laclede County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.8% (2,896 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 84
--- Korean War: 214
--- Vietnam era: 1,069
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 828
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 701

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#10. Camden County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.9% (4,067 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 176
--- Korean War: 281
--- Vietnam era: 2,127
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 741
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 742

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#9. Oregon County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.0% (902 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 17
--- Korean War: 129
--- Vietnam era: 527
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 150
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 79

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#8. Caldwell County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.2% (771 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 16
--- Korean War: 69
--- Vietnam era: 342
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 226
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 118

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#7. Texas County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.4% (2,277 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 54
--- Korean War: 181
--- Vietnam era: 943
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 646
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 453

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#6. Cedar County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.5% (1,222 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 65
--- Korean War: 187
--- Vietnam era: 523
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 233
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 214

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#5. Madison County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.6% (1,082 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 47
--- Korean War: 95
--- Vietnam era: 487
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 304
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 149

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#4. Maries County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.8% (826 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 61
--- Korean War: 108
--- Vietnam era: 344
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 175
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 138

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#3. Henry County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 13.1% (2,205 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 82
--- Korean War: 173
--- Vietnam era: 911
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 567
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 472

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#2. Johnson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 15.1% (5,849 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 112
--- Korean War: 288
--- Vietnam era: 1,438
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,696
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,315

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#1. Pulaski County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 28.6% (8,539 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 83
--- Korean War: 157
--- Vietnam era: 1,458
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 3,174
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 3,667

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