Counties with the most veterans in North Dakota

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July 4, 2022
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Counties with the most veterans in North Dakota

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 North Dakota 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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#53. Foster County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.5% (138 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 10
--- Korean War: 28
--- Vietnam War: 42
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 12
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 7
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#52. Towner County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.8% (100 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 4
--- Korean War: 4
--- Vietnam War: 60
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 8
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 6
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#51. Sheridan County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.2% (67 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 15
--- Vietnam War: 30
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 3
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 0
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#50. Slope County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.2% (38 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 0
--- Vietnam War: 11
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 0
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 0
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#49. Burke County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.2% (100 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 5
--- Vietnam War: 49
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 11
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 11
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#48. Cass County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.4% (8,918 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 288
--- Korean War: 489
--- Vietnam War: 3,439
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,467
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,394
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#47. Adams County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.5% (113 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 3
--- Korean War: 26
--- Vietnam War: 38
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 12
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 12
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#46. Mountrail County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.7% (499 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 39
--- Vietnam War: 143
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 124
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 107
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#45. Rolette County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.7% (637 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 41
--- Korean War: 70
--- Vietnam War: 204
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 45
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 37
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#44. Stark County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.9% (1,572 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 50
--- Korean War: 96
--- Vietnam War: 516
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 346
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 419
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#43. Griggs County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.9% (128 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 4
--- Korean War: 21
--- Vietnam War: 51
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 17
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 15
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#42. Billings County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.1% (49 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 7
--- Korean War: 7
--- Vietnam War: 11
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 4
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 4
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#41. Sioux County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.2% (202 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 24
--- Vietnam War: 66
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 30
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 27
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#40. Stutsman County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.2% (1,189 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 36
--- Korean War: 171
--- Vietnam War: 477
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 187
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 116
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#39. McKenzie County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.2% (676 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 27
--- Vietnam War: 166
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 214
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 144
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#38. Wells County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.3% (225 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 8
--- Korean War: 27
--- Vietnam War: 61
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 21
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 56
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#37. Dickey County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.4% (275 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 32
--- Vietnam War: 88
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 38
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 34
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#36. Morton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (1,833 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 58
--- Korean War: 163
--- Vietnam War: 555
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 529
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 482
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#35. Pierce County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.9% (249 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 11
--- Korean War: 50
--- Vietnam War: 87
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 51
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 46
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#34. Eddy County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.9% (139 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 4
--- Korean War: 16
--- Vietnam War: 61
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 28
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 27
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#33. Grand Forks County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.0% (4,298 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 115
--- Korean War: 252
--- Vietnam War: 1,340
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,126
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,489
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#32. Emmons County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.0% (209 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 2
--- Korean War: 17
--- Vietnam War: 101
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 14
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 23
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#31. Hettinger County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.0% (163 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 3
--- Korean War: 12
--- Vietnam War: 73
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 14
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 18
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#30. Burleigh County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (5,892 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 165
--- Korean War: 376
--- Vietnam War: 1,998
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,645
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,473
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#29. Logan County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (115 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 17
--- Korean War: 17
--- Vietnam War: 46
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 8
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 3
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#28. Cavalier County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (245 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 14
--- Korean War: 51
--- Vietnam War: 101
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 32
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 16
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#27. Golden Valley County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (118 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 10
--- Korean War: 11
--- Vietnam War: 27
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 3
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 19
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#26. LaMoure County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (268 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 9
--- Korean War: 21
--- Vietnam War: 122
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 30
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 23
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#25. McIntosh County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (173 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 6
--- Korean War: 19
--- Vietnam War: 64
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 49
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 28
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#24. Richland County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (1,050 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 32
--- Korean War: 57
--- Vietnam War: 424
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 164
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 190
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#23. Walsh County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (679 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 19
--- Korean War: 55
--- Vietnam War: 237
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 58
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 86
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#22. Traill County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (522 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 15
--- Korean War: 38
--- Vietnam War: 174
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 164
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 68
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#21. Bowman County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (197 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 15
--- Korean War: 11
--- Vietnam War: 58
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 42
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 38
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#20. McLean County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (630 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 16
--- Korean War: 45
--- Vietnam War: 346
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 109
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 98
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#19. Sargent County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (266 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 1
--- Vietnam War: 126
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 20
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 28
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#18. Benson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (385 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 4
--- Korean War: 31
--- Vietnam War: 187
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 37
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 71
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#17. Mercer County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (585 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 6
--- Korean War: 25
--- Vietnam War: 233
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 134
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 85
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#16. Ramsey County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (795 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 19
--- Korean War: 98
--- Vietnam War: 269
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 129
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 130
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#15. Steele County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.4% (133 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 19
--- Vietnam War: 55
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 42
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 25
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#14. Divide County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (172 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 10
--- Korean War: 31
--- Vietnam War: 55
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 29
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#13. Barnes County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (816 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 34
--- Korean War: 29
--- Vietnam War: 274
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 189
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 235
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#12. Oliver County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (141 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 16
--- Vietnam War: 52
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 13
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 38
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#11. Grant County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.7% (175 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 2
--- Korean War: 26
--- Vietnam War: 74
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 6
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 34
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#10. Williams County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.7% (2,491 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 53
--- Korean War: 68
--- Vietnam War: 437
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 568
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,060
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#9. Ransom County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.8% (406 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 30
--- Korean War: 32
--- Vietnam War: 176
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 74
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 49
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#8. Pembina County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.2% (550 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 20
--- Korean War: 27
--- Vietnam War: 270
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 80
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 91
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#7. Dunn County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.3% (341 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 8
--- Korean War: 17
--- Vietnam War: 96
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 75
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 62
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#6. Bottineau County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.0% (554 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 5
--- Korean War: 69
--- Vietnam War: 257
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 93
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 91
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#5. Renville County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.1% (198 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 24
--- Korean War: 9
--- Vietnam War: 58
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 51
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 58
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#4. McHenry County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.3% (496 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 6
--- Korean War: 38
--- Vietnam War: 162
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 129
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 130
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#3. Kidder County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.4% (218 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 26
--- Vietnam War: 62
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 35
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 21
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#2. Nelson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.5% (270 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 16
--- Korean War: 35
--- Vietnam War: 89
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 61
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 43
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#1. Ward County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.5% (5,590 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 126
--- Korean War: 257
--- Vietnam War: 1,237
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,809
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,570

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