Counties with the most veterans in Ohio

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November 11, 2021
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Counties with the most veterans in Ohio

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 Ohio 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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#50. Auglaize County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.6% (2,292 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 79
--- Korean War: 243
--- Vietnam era: 1,020
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 498
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 452

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#49. Lorain County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.7% (15,928 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 663
--- Korean War: 1,655
--- Vietnam era: 7,179
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 3,781
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,650

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#48. Stark County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.7% (19,454 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 868
--- Korean War: 2,203
--- Vietnam era: 8,900
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 4,599
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,884

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#47. Fayette County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.7% (1,456 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 30
--- Korean War: 174
--- Vietnam era: 637
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 333
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 282

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#46. Ashland County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.7% (2,758 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 63
--- Korean War: 282
--- Vietnam era: 1,251
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 632
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 530

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#45. Lawrence County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.7% (3,146 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 74
--- Korean War: 316
--- Vietnam era: 1,618
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 644
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 494

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#44. Williams County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.7% (1,906 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 92
--- Korean War: 155
--- Vietnam era: 830
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 446
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 383

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#43. Defiance County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.8% (1,991 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 91
--- Korean War: 200
--- Vietnam era: 856
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 404
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 440

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#42. Adams County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.8% (1,443 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 22
--- Korean War: 152
--- Vietnam era: 747
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 335
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 187

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#41. Pike County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.9% (1,483 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 57
--- Korean War: 86
--- Vietnam era: 752
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 398
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 190

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#40. Fulton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.0% (2,242 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 105
--- Korean War: 240
--- Vietnam era: 1,120
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 466
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 311

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#39. Seneca County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.0% (3,009 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 78
--- Korean War: 368
--- Vietnam era: 1,227
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 706
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 630

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#38. Pickaway County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.1% (3,190 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 70
--- Korean War: 306
--- Vietnam era: 1,508
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 519
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 787

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#37. Muskingum County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.1% (4,682 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 301
--- Korean War: 336
--- Vietnam era: 1,986
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 886
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,173

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#36. Paulding County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.1% (1,013 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 31
--- Korean War: 122
--- Vietnam era: 545
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 199
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 116

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#35. Monroe County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.1% (779 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 36
--- Korean War: 102
--- Vietnam era: 488
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 59
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 94

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#34. Belmont County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.1% (3,939 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 235
--- Korean War: 473
--- Vietnam era: 1,870
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 668
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 693

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#33. Tuscarawas County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.1% (5,091 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 334
--- Korean War: 570
--- Vietnam era: 2,505
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 814
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 868

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#32. Morrow County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.2% (1,935 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 75
--- Korean War: 182
--- Vietnam era: 940
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 449
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 289

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#31. Fairfield County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.3% (8,548 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 319
--- Korean War: 744
--- Vietnam era: 3,541
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,131
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,813

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#30. Morgan County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.4% (852 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 38
--- Korean War: 72
--- Vietnam era: 468
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 110
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 164

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#29. Marion County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.4% (3,814 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 202
--- Korean War: 406
--- Vietnam era: 1,710
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 920
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 576

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#28. Trumbull County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.4% (11,794 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 645
--- Korean War: 1,370
--- Vietnam era: 6,164
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,084
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,531

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#27. Harrison County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.5% (896 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 35
--- Korean War: 110
--- Vietnam era: 560
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 111
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 80

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#26. Ross County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.5% (4,528 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 164
--- Korean War: 279
--- Vietnam era: 2,063
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,219
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 803

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#25. Champaign County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.5% (2,259 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 47
--- Korean War: 237
--- Vietnam era: 1,043
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 566
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 366

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#24. Ashtabula County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.5% (5,734 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 292
--- Korean War: 629
--- Vietnam era: 2,702
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,115
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 996

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#23. Logan County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (2,637 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 54
--- Korean War: 240
--- Vietnam era: 1,301
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 578
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 464

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#22. Crawford County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (2,501 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 99
--- Korean War: 327
--- Vietnam era: 1,021
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 624
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 430

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#21. Knox County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (3,637 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 137
--- Korean War: 259
--- Vietnam era: 1,647
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,003
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 591

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#20. Hocking County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (1,704 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 121
--- Korean War: 166
--- Vietnam era: 808
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 366
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 243

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#19. Highland County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (2,523 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 138
--- Korean War: 258
--- Vietnam era: 1,207
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 663
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 257

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#18. Brown County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (2,589 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 204
--- Korean War: 301
--- Vietnam era: 1,307
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 431
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 346

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#17. Clinton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.8% (2,492 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 66
--- Korean War: 160
--- Vietnam era: 1,065
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 716
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 485

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#16. Miami County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.8% (6,267 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 425
--- Korean War: 433
--- Vietnam era: 2,600
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,637
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,172

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#15. Perry County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.9% (2,163 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 27
--- Korean War: 151
--- Vietnam era: 1,105
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 464
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 416

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#14. Licking County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.9% (10,493 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 545
--- Korean War: 913
--- Vietnam era: 4,693
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,613
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,729

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#13. Richland County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.9% (7,506 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 292
--- Korean War: 693
--- Vietnam era: 3,311
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,836
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,374

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#12. Meigs County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.0% (1,455 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 61
--- Korean War: 152
--- Vietnam era: 703
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 313
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 226

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#11. Preble County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (2,574 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 68
--- Korean War: 319
--- Vietnam era: 1,164
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 701
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 322

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#10. Jefferson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (4,331 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 161
--- Korean War: 438
--- Vietnam era: 2,064
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,000
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 668

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#9. Montgomery County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (33,874 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 1,414
--- Korean War: 3,016
--- Vietnam era: 13,026
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 8,664
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 7,754

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#8. Ottawa County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (2,741 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 292
--- Korean War: 239
--- Vietnam era: 1,254
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 505
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 451

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#7. Columbiana County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (6,844 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 213
--- Korean War: 567
--- Vietnam era: 3,193
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,663
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,208

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#6. Washington County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (4,071 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 128
--- Korean War: 416
--- Vietnam era: 1,720
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 965
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 842

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#5. Erie County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (4,992 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 250
--- Korean War: 593
--- Vietnam era: 2,140
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,008
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,001

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#4. Guernsey County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (2,563 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 93
--- Korean War: 155
--- Vietnam era: 1,471
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 438
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 406

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#3. Clark County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (10,017 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 438
--- Korean War: 675
--- Vietnam era: 4,617
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,575
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,712

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#2. Noble County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.7% (1,141 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 41
--- Korean War: 227
--- Vietnam era: 636
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 134
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 103

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#1. Greene County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 13.0% (16,905 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 402
--- Korean War: 940
--- Vietnam era: 5,099
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 5,302
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 5,162

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