Counties with the most veterans in Nevada

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November 11, 2021
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Counties with the most veterans in Nevada

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 Nevada 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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#17. Lander County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.7% (237 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 35
--- Vietnam era: 111
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 26
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 65

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#16. White Pine County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.8% (449 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 13
--- Korean War: 44
--- Vietnam era: 186
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 149
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 57

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#15. Humboldt County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.3% (769 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 32
--- Korean War: 82
--- Vietnam era: 349
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 107
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 199

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#14. Elko County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.9% (2,623 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 41
--- Korean War: 138
--- Vietnam era: 988
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 667
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 789

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#13. Clark County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (126,056 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 3,138
--- Korean War: 9,285
--- Vietnam era: 49,764
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 33,703
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 30,166

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#12. Pershing County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.8% (430 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 4
--- Korean War: 27
--- Vietnam era: 253
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 91
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 55

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#11. Washoe County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.9% (28,110 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 834
--- Korean War: 2,356
--- Vietnam era: 12,660
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 6,448
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 5,812

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#10. Carson City

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (3,551 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 125
--- Korean War: 471
--- Vietnam era: 1,833
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 683
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 439

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#9. Lincoln County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.2% (435 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 28
--- Vietnam era: 329
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 54
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 24

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#8. Esmeralda County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.0% (89 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 10
--- Korean War: 0
--- Vietnam era: 63
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 5
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 11

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#7. Douglas County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.6% (4,645 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 180
--- Korean War: 438
--- Vietnam era: 2,496
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 764
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 767

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#6. Storey County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.0% (387 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 8
--- Korean War: 7
--- Vietnam era: 226
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 72
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 74

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#5. Lyon County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.2% (5,176 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 121
--- Korean War: 375
--- Vietnam era: 2,739
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 993
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 948

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#4. Eureka County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.6% (181 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 30
--- Korean War: 22
--- Vietnam era: 88
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 17
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 24

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#3. Nye County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 13.1% (4,811 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 227
--- Korean War: 571
--- Vietnam era: 2,945
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 642
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 426

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#2. Mineral County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 13.1% (477 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 5
--- Korean War: 103
--- Vietnam era: 291
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 31
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 47

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#1. Churchill County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 17.2% (3,077 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 61
--- Korean War: 191
--- Vietnam era: 1,056
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 981
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 788

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