Counties with the most veterans in Ohio

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July 4, 2022
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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. 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 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’ 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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#50. Sandusky County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.9% (3,606 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 157
--- Korean War: 277
--- Vietnam War: 1,193
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 671
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 507
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#49. Logan County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.0% (2,779 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 52
--- Korean War: 240
--- Vietnam War: 1,116
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 548
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 378
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#48. Scioto County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.0% (4,722 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 55
--- Korean War: 351
--- Vietnam War: 1,906
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 735
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 556
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#47. Muskingum County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (5,353 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 200
--- Korean War: 202
--- Vietnam War: 1,793
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 851
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,329
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#46. Tuscarawas County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (5,749 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 257
--- Korean War: 520
--- Vietnam War: 2,380
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 848
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 884
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#45. Clermont County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (12,816 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 218
--- Korean War: 783
--- Vietnam War: 4,903
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,142
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,448
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#44. Shelby County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (2,957 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 60
--- Korean War: 157
--- Vietnam War: 1,175
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 508
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 482
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#43. Carroll County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (1,758 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 41
--- Korean War: 120
--- Vietnam War: 729
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 233
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 209
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#42. Paulding County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (1,168 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 24
--- Korean War: 132
--- Vietnam War: 486
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 157
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 87
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#41. Allen County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (6,453 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 253
--- Korean War: 585
--- Vietnam War: 2,048
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,082
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,179
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#40. Stark County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (23,845 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 829
--- Korean War: 2,041
--- Vietnam War: 8,554
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 4,421
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,775
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#39. Coshocton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (2,300 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 52
--- Korean War: 171
--- Vietnam War: 1,070
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 211
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 152
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#38. Fairfield County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (9,767 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 210
--- Korean War: 837
--- Vietnam War: 3,234
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,270
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,835
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#37. Morrow County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (2,254 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 72
--- Korean War: 137
--- Vietnam War: 841
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 472
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 395
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#36. Pickaway County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (3,825 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 53
--- Korean War: 255
--- Vietnam War: 1,535
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 515
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 812
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#35. Lawrence County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (3,947 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 114
--- Korean War: 302
--- Vietnam War: 1,658
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 631
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 539
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#34. Harrison County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (1,021 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 33
--- Korean War: 93
--- Vietnam War: 455
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 155
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 114
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#33. Morgan County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (988 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 37
--- Korean War: 65
--- Vietnam War: 477
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 97
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 165
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#32. Crawford County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (2,819 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 83
--- Korean War: 266
--- Vietnam War: 970
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 545
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 496
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#31. Ross County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (5,260 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 69
--- Korean War: 198
--- Vietnam War: 1,821
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,319
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 762
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#30. Meigs County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (1,553 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 55
--- Korean War: 175
--- Vietnam War: 626
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 237
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 163
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#29. Knox County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (4,157 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 84
--- Korean War: 270
--- Vietnam War: 1,686
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 818
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 476
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#28. Hocking County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (1,947 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 92
--- Korean War: 121
--- Vietnam War: 796
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 433
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 247
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#27. Monroe County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (977 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 35
--- Korean War: 195
--- Vietnam War: 421
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 90
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 112
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#26. Guernsey County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (2,720 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 62
--- Korean War: 191
--- Vietnam War: 1,264
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 405
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 370
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#25. Miami County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (7,311 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 261
--- Korean War: 441
--- Vietnam War: 2,344
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,795
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,160
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#24. Preble County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (2,858 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 100
--- Korean War: 242
--- Vietnam War: 1,125
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 657
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 293
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#23. Champaign County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.1% (2,755 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 31
--- Korean War: 187
--- Vietnam War: 1,030
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 587
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 414
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#22. Marion County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.1% (4,694 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 134
--- Korean War: 335
--- Vietnam War: 1,453
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,003
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 570
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#21. Trumbull County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (14,546 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 426
--- Korean War: 1,367
--- Vietnam War: 5,903
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,931
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,597
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#20. Adams County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (1,937 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 24
--- Korean War: 132
--- Vietnam War: 744
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 483
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 201
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#19. Perry County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (2,546 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 28
--- Korean War: 116
--- Vietnam War: 994
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 552
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 437
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#18. Pike County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (1,971 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 40
--- Korean War: 133
--- Vietnam War: 744
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 410
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 212
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#17. Richland County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (8,741 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 329
--- Korean War: 589
--- Vietnam War: 3,219
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,806
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,471
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#16. Erie County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (5,487 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 156
--- Korean War: 521
--- Vietnam War: 2,122
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 827
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,070
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#15. Licking County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (12,545 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 364
--- Korean War: 900
--- Vietnam War: 4,766
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,592
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,731
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#14. Jefferson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (4,971 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 131
--- Korean War: 373
--- Vietnam War: 1,824
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,026
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 641
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#13. Brown County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (3,138 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 198
--- Korean War: 371
--- Vietnam War: 1,239
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 376
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 308
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#12. Jackson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.4% (2,316 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 27
--- Korean War: 246
--- Vietnam War: 728
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 337
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 389
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#11. Henry County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.4% (1,942 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 22
--- Korean War: 178
--- Vietnam War: 689
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 277
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 223
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#10. Montgomery County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.4% (38,803 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 1,186
--- Korean War: 2,578
--- Vietnam War: 13,285
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 9,024
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 7,619
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#9. Highland County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.4% (3,098 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 107
--- Korean War: 286
--- Vietnam War: 1,038
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 584
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 380
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#8. Ashtabula County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.5% (7,218 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 208
--- Korean War: 463
--- Vietnam War: 2,597
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,099
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 978
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#7. Clinton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.7% (3,121 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 65
--- Korean War: 172
--- Vietnam War: 968
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 800
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 523
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#6. Washington County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.8% (4,748 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 172
--- Korean War: 391
--- Vietnam War: 1,615
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,081
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 840
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#5. Ottawa County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.0% (3,291 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 250
--- Korean War: 180
--- Vietnam War: 1,224
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 457
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 620
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#4. Columbiana County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.4% (8,458 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 204
--- Korean War: 545
--- Vietnam War: 3,084
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,728
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,161
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#3. Noble County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.5% (1,229 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 23
--- Korean War: 108
--- Vietnam War: 491
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 116
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 93
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#2. Clark County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.7% (11,087 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 355
--- Korean War: 575
--- Vietnam War: 4,275
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,591
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,726
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#1. Greene County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.9% (15,544 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 336
--- Korean War: 1,047
--- Vietnam War: 4,531
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 5,058
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 5,392

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