Counties with the most veterans in New Jersey

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November 11, 2021
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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. 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 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’ 2019 5-year estimate. 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: 1.8% (9,679 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 439
--- Korean War: 1,283
--- Vietnam era: 3,500
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,954
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,503

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#20. Essex County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 2.3% (13,748 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 1,219
--- Korean War: 1,771
--- Vietnam era: 5,769
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,693
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,296

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#19. Passaic County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 2.5% (9,567 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 748
--- Korean War: 1,532
--- Vietnam era: 4,574
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,301
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,412

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#18. Union County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 2.6% (11,094 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 1,063
--- Korean War: 1,807
--- Vietnam era: 4,678
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,666
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,880

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#17. Somerset County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 2.9% (7,432 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 692
--- Korean War: 1,349
--- Vietnam era: 3,372
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 966
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,053

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#16. Bergen County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 2.9% (21,253 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 2,632
--- Korean War: 3,822
--- Vietnam era: 9,194
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,365
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 3,240

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#15. Middlesex County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 3.0% (19,608 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 1,635
--- Korean War: 3,017
--- Vietnam era: 8,806
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,658
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 3,492

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#14. Mercer County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 3.2% (9,322 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 695
--- Korean War: 1,399
--- Vietnam era: 4,422
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,510
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,296

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#13. Morris County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 3.8% (14,578 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 1,287
--- Korean War: 2,618
--- Vietnam era: 6,485
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,356
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,832

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#12. Monmouth County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 3.9% (19,202 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 1,391
--- Korean War: 3,218
--- Vietnam era: 9,327
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 3,023
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,243

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#11. Hunterdon County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 4.1% (4,069 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 265
--- Korean War: 564
--- Vietnam era: 2,342
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 509
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 389

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#10. Cumberland County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 4.4% (5,075 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 219
--- Korean War: 589
--- Vietnam era: 2,599
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 878
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 790

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#9. Warren County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 4.5% (3,846 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 286
--- Korean War: 422
--- Vietnam era: 2,019
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 601
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 518

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#8. Atlantic County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 4.7% (9,765 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 682
--- Korean War: 1,377
--- Vietnam era: 4,905
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,342
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,459

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#7. Camden County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 4.8% (18,701 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 1,087
--- Korean War: 1,903
--- Vietnam era: 8,382
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 3,883
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 3,446

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#6. Sussex County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.1% (5,805 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 232
--- Korean War: 562
--- Vietnam era: 3,149
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 913
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 949

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#5. Gloucester County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.4% (12,284 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 602
--- Korean War: 1,307
--- Vietnam era: 5,885
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,386
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,104

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#4. Salem County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.2% (3,064 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 138
--- Korean War: 315
--- Vietnam era: 1,469
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 614
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 528

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#3. Ocean County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.5% (29,281 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 2,272
--- Korean War: 5,847
--- Vietnam era: 14,228
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 3,247
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 3,687

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#2. Cape May County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.1% (5,374 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 243
--- Korean War: 776
--- Vietnam era: 2,855
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 799
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 701

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#1. Burlington County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.5% (25,951 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 1,017
--- Korean War: 2,630
--- Vietnam era: 9,649
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 6,568
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 6,087

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