Counties with the most veterans in Nevada

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July 4, 2022
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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. 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 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’ 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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#17. Elko County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (3,127 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 39
--- Korean War: 122
--- Vietnam War: 925
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 606
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 926
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#16. Clark County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (140,625 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 2,554
--- Korean War: 8,476
--- Vietnam War: 48,267
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 34,489
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 31,887
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#15. Humboldt County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (1,054 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 29
--- Korean War: 73
--- Vietnam War: 412
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 107
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 190
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#14. Washoe County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (31,950 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 689
--- Korean War: 2,342
--- Vietnam War: 12,075
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 6,398
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 6,049
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#13. Lander County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (361 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 32
--- Vietnam War: 116
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 36
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 84
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#12. Carson City

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.9% (4,331 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 48
--- Korean War: 429
--- Vietnam War: 1,845
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 699
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 346
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#11. White Pine County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.0% (778 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 11
--- Korean War: 75
--- Vietnam War: 308
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 154
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 86
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#10. Pershing County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.4% (569 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 7
--- Korean War: 41
--- Vietnam War: 246
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 88
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 65
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#9. Lincoln County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.9% (501 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 0
--- Vietnam War: 316
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 99
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 23
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#8. Eureka County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.0% (159 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 42
--- Vietnam War: 68
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 18
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 39
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#7. Esmeralda County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.0% (107 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 0
--- Vietnam War: 67
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 0
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 9
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#6. Douglas County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 13.2% (5,335 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 169
--- Korean War: 403
--- Vietnam War: 2,500
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 812
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 800
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#5. Lyon County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 13.8% (6,062 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 114
--- Korean War: 318
--- Vietnam War: 2,591
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 969
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 905
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#4. Storey County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 16.3% (546 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 10
--- Korean War: 10
--- Vietnam War: 249
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 182
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 95
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#3. Nye County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 16.8% (6,349 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 218
--- Korean War: 526
--- Vietnam War: 3,028
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 909
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 537
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#2. Churchill County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 17.4% (3,126 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 64
--- Korean War: 230
--- Vietnam War: 1,060
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 939
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 792
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#1. Mineral County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 17.9% (679 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 5
--- Korean War: 44
--- Vietnam War: 241
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 29
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 39

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