Counties with the most veterans in Oklahoma

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November 11, 2021
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Counties with the most veterans in Oklahoma

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 Oklahoma 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. Caddo County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.3% (1,595 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 55
--- Korean War: 123
--- Vietnam era: 669
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 445
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 303

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#49. Hughes County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.3% (764 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 69
--- Korean War: 69
--- Vietnam era: 358
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 121
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 147

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#48. Woodward County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.3% (1,138 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 48
--- Korean War: 79
--- Vietnam era: 384
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 310
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 317

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#47. Okmulgee County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.3% (2,168 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 59
--- Korean War: 207
--- Vietnam era: 1,167
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 405
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 330

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#46. Garvin County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.4% (1,549 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 63
--- Korean War: 100
--- Vietnam era: 743
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 332
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 311

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#45. Creek County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.5% (4,075 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 140
--- Korean War: 387
--- Vietnam era: 2,101
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 889
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 558

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#44. Washita County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.5% (633 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 7
--- Korean War: 64
--- Vietnam era: 283
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 193
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 86

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#43. Noble County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (650 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 32
--- Korean War: 62
--- Vietnam era: 294
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 79
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 183

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#42. Washington County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (3,012 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 165
--- Korean War: 343
--- Vietnam era: 1,247
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 657
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 600

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#41. Sequoyah County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (2,451 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 60
--- Korean War: 158
--- Vietnam era: 1,298
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 444
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 491

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#40. Osage County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (2,841 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 60
--- Korean War: 254
--- Vietnam era: 1,587
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 490
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 450

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#39. Atoka County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (827 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 15
--- Korean War: 67
--- Vietnam era: 376
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 214
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 155

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#38. Ottawa County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.8% (1,842 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 50
--- Korean War: 214
--- Vietnam era: 945
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 349
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 284

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#37. Muskogee County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.9% (4,113 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 159
--- Korean War: 336
--- Vietnam era: 1,906
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 896
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 816

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#36. Cherokee County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.9% (2,996 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 71
--- Korean War: 384
--- Vietnam era: 1,383
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 578
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 580

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#35. Tillman County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.0% (450 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 20
--- Korean War: 28
--- Vietnam era: 176
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 131
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 95

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#34. Seminole County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (1,529 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 49
--- Korean War: 153
--- Vietnam era: 686
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 384
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 257

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#33. Canadian County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (8,512 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 189
--- Korean War: 425
--- Vietnam era: 3,332
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,245
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,321

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#32. Mayes County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (2,610 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 51
--- Korean War: 228
--- Vietnam era: 1,271
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 515
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 545

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#31. Logan County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (3,011 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 9
--- Korean War: 153
--- Vietnam era: 1,361
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 821
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 667

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#30. Johnston County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (715 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 37
--- Korean War: 53
--- Vietnam era: 360
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 154
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 111

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#29. Le Flore County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (3,225 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 112
--- Korean War: 322
--- Vietnam era: 1,532
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 711
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 548

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#28. Marshall County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (1,082 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 33
--- Korean War: 104
--- Vietnam era: 676
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 131
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 138

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#27. Oklahoma County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (49,908 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 1,418
--- Korean War: 3,709
--- Vietnam era: 18,429
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 12,856
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 13,496

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#26. Garfield County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (3,924 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 124
--- Korean War: 379
--- Vietnam era: 1,390
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 984
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,047

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#25. Kay County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (2,891 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 84
--- Korean War: 293
--- Vietnam era: 1,459
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 449
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 606

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#24. Stephens County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (2,907 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 176
--- Korean War: 257
--- Vietnam era: 1,388
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 539
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 547

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#23. Carter County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (3,145 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 94
--- Korean War: 251
--- Vietnam era: 1,237
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 784
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 779

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#22. Grady County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (3,635 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 153
--- Korean War: 218
--- Vietnam era: 1,421
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 981
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 862

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#21. Kiowa County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (591 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 21
--- Korean War: 65
--- Vietnam era: 324
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 133
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 48

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#20. McClain County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (2,543 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 67
--- Korean War: 152
--- Vietnam era: 895
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 744
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 685

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#19. Pushmataha County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (761 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 23
--- Korean War: 69
--- Vietnam era: 438
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 148
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 83

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#18. Delaware County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (2,983 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 105
--- Korean War: 356
--- Vietnam era: 1,706
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 480
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 336

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#17. Wagoner County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (5,287 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 144
--- Korean War: 388
--- Vietnam era: 2,294
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,347
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,114

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#16. Haskell County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (855 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 17
--- Korean War: 78
--- Vietnam era: 409
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 210
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 141

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#15. Pottawatomie County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (4,932 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 128
--- Korean War: 388
--- Vietnam era: 1,982
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,120
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,314

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#14. Rogers County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (6,273 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 208
--- Korean War: 664
--- Vietnam era: 2,716
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,451
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,234

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#13. Lincoln County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (2,387 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 78
--- Korean War: 185
--- Vietnam era: 1,098
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 592
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 434

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#12. Cotton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (420 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 12
--- Korean War: 32
--- Vietnam era: 185
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 124
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 67

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#11. Cleveland County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (20,903 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 468
--- Korean War: 1,231
--- Vietnam era: 6,950
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 5,879
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 6,375

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#10. Murray County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.9% (1,058 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 26
--- Korean War: 98
--- Vietnam era: 571
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 195
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 168

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#9. Harper County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.9% (277 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 21
--- Korean War: 39
--- Vietnam era: 164
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 29
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 24

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#8. Grant County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.0% (331 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 16
--- Korean War: 7
--- Vietnam era: 130
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 100
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 78

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#7. Alfalfa County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.0% (472 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 28
--- Korean War: 31
--- Vietnam era: 221
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 117
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 75

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#6. Greer County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.0% (469 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 19
--- Korean War: 78
--- Vietnam era: 133
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 126
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 113

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#5. McIntosh County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.1% (1,590 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 77
--- Korean War: 229
--- Vietnam era: 989
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 179
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 116

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#4. Pittsburg County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.5% (3,583 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 125
--- Korean War: 334
--- Vietnam era: 1,558
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 903
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 663

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#3. Latimer County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.8% (874 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 37
--- Korean War: 101
--- Vietnam era: 432
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 213
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 91

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#2. Jackson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 16.3% (2,847 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 32
--- Korean War: 120
--- Vietnam era: 771
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,026
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 898

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#1. Comanche County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 22.2% (18,696 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 332
--- Korean War: 754
--- Vietnam era: 4,437
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 6,105
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 7,068

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