Counties with the most veterans in New Jersey

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July 4, 2022
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Counties with the most veterans in New Jersey

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 New Jersey 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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#21. Hudson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 2.0% (10,892 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 313
--- Korean War: 1,042
--- Vietnam War: 3,332
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,743
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,386
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#20. Essex County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 3.0% (18,326 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 881
--- Korean War: 1,566
--- Vietnam War: 5,621
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,879
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,775
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#19. Passaic County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 3.3% (12,474 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 551
--- Korean War: 1,330
--- Vietnam War: 4,659
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,418
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,914
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#18. Union County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 3.3% (14,124 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 908
--- Korean War: 1,660
--- Vietnam War: 4,853
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,687
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,017
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#17. Middlesex County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 3.8% (24,204 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 1,272
--- Korean War: 2,800
--- Vietnam War: 8,811
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,668
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 3,766
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#16. Bergen County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 3.8% (27,603 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 2,047
--- Korean War: 3,774
--- Vietnam War: 9,368
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,970
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 4,015
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#15. Somerset County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 3.8% (9,859 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 579
--- Korean War: 1,425
--- Vietnam War: 3,388
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,037
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,380
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#14. Morris County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 3.9% (15,307 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 874
--- Korean War: 2,319
--- Vietnam War: 5,447
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,052
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,977
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#13. Mercer County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 4.2% (12,236 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 505
--- Korean War: 1,248
--- Vietnam War: 4,265
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,663
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,919
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#12. Monmouth County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.0% (24,343 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 971
--- Korean War: 3,104
--- Vietnam War: 10,022
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,773
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,632
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#11. Hunterdon County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.0% (5,058 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 162
--- Korean War: 438
--- Vietnam War: 1,997
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 657
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 438
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#10. Cumberland County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.4% (6,118 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 318
--- Korean War: 615
--- Vietnam War: 2,399
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 738
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 748
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#9. Atlantic County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.5% (11,470 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 601
--- Korean War: 1,044
--- Vietnam War: 4,420
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,365
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,492
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#8. Camden County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.8% (22,555 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 758
--- Korean War: 1,726
--- Vietnam War: 7,838
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 3,822
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 3,855
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#7. Sussex County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.2% (7,016 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 195
--- Korean War: 521
--- Vietnam War: 3,061
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 980
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,173
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#6. Warren County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.7% (5,698 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 212
--- Korean War: 499
--- Vietnam War: 2,123
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 608
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 878
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#5. Gloucester County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.8% (15,503 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 425
--- Korean War: 1,457
--- Vietnam War: 6,097
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,503
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,335
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#4. Salem County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.1% (3,487 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 137
--- Korean War: 226
--- Vietnam War: 1,332
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 530
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 511
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#3. Ocean County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.5% (34,308 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 1,543
--- Korean War: 4,891
--- Vietnam War: 14,309
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 3,113
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 4,263
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#2. Burlington County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (26,615 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 653
--- Korean War: 2,613
--- Vietnam War: 9,225
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 6,177
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 6,163
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#1. Cape May County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (6,732 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 154
--- Korean War: 781
--- Vietnam War: 2,559
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,202
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 748

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