Counties with the most veterans in Oklahoma

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July 4, 2022
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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. 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 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’ 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. Bryan County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (3,002 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 61
--- Korean War: 252
--- Vietnam War: 1,025
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 565
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 523
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#49. Washington County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (3,301 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 90
--- Korean War: 318
--- Vietnam War: 1,271
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 742
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 589
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#48. McClain County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (2,470 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 28
--- Korean War: 128
--- Vietnam War: 875
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 805
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 788
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#47. Washita County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (696 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 8
--- Korean War: 33
--- Vietnam War: 307
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 159
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 106
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#46. Tillman County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (470 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 26
--- Korean War: 12
--- Vietnam War: 183
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 84
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 91
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#45. Carter County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (3,107 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 94
--- Korean War: 224
--- Vietnam War: 1,073
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 730
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 739
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#44. Okmulgee County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (2,535 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 77
--- Korean War: 138
--- Vietnam War: 1,120
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 374
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 386
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#43. Harper County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (243 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 11
--- Korean War: 25
--- Vietnam War: 153
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 18
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 16
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#42. Canadian County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (9,403 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 113
--- Korean War: 343
--- Vietnam War: 2,872
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,316
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,628
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#41. Greer County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (398 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 20
--- Korean War: 44
--- Vietnam War: 99
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 171
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 130
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#40. Creek County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (4,829 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 84
--- Korean War: 270
--- Vietnam War: 2,128
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 983
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 597
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#39. Oklahoma County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (51,831 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 1,086
--- Korean War: 3,645
--- Vietnam War: 17,931
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 13,047
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 14,131
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#38. Johnston County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (745 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 19
--- Korean War: 42
--- Vietnam War: 333
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 129
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 83
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#37. Osage County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (3,266 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 47
--- Korean War: 270
--- Vietnam War: 1,579
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 456
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 467
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#36. Ellis County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (271 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 4
--- Korean War: 24
--- Vietnam War: 127
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 45
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 36
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#35. Ottawa County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (2,098 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 26
--- Korean War: 168
--- Vietnam War: 929
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 370
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 285
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#34. Jefferson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (412 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 23
--- Korean War: 36
--- Vietnam War: 186
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 54
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 59
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#33. Garfield County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (4,064 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 56
--- Korean War: 311
--- Vietnam War: 1,220
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,002
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,034
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#32. Love County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.1% (694 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 37
--- Vietnam War: 314
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 95
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 123
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#31. Pottawatomie County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.4% (5,198 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 98
--- Korean War: 302
--- Vietnam War: 1,807
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,258
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,333
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#30. Major County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.5% (535 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 10
--- Korean War: 95
--- Vietnam War: 241
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 48
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 51
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#29. Stephens County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.5% (3,153 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 106
--- Korean War: 206
--- Vietnam War: 1,419
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 643
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 642
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#28. Coal County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (402 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 9
--- Korean War: 55
--- Vietnam War: 166
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 51
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 55
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#27. Rogers County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (6,767 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 170
--- Korean War: 523
--- Vietnam War: 2,578
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,382
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,375
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#26. Haskell County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (931 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 21
--- Korean War: 74
--- Vietnam War: 407
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 182
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 119
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#25. Pawnee County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.7% (1,220 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 91
--- Korean War: 79
--- Vietnam War: 559
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 159
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 97
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#24. Seminole County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.8% (1,806 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 31
--- Korean War: 144
--- Vietnam War: 596
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 333
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 256
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#23. Muskogee County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.8% (5,060 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 142
--- Korean War: 284
--- Vietnam War: 2,052
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 890
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 821
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#22. Cleveland County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.8% (21,539 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 408
--- Korean War: 1,107
--- Vietnam War: 7,285
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 6,246
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 6,298
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#21. Grady County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.8% (4,124 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 121
--- Korean War: 254
--- Vietnam War: 1,480
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 962
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 962
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#20. Mayes County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.9% (3,118 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 49
--- Korean War: 418
--- Vietnam War: 1,177
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 605
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 570
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#19. Le Flore County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.0% (3,769 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 80
--- Korean War: 224
--- Vietnam War: 1,653
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 710
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 610
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#18. Lincoln County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.0% (2,654 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 71
--- Korean War: 122
--- Vietnam War: 1,130
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 498
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 403
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#17. Sequoyah County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.0% (3,175 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 39
--- Korean War: 316
--- Vietnam War: 1,406
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 404
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 570
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#16. Delaware County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.3% (3,492 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 69
--- Korean War: 274
--- Vietnam War: 1,733
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 482
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 410
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#15. Murray County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.3% (1,110 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 19
--- Korean War: 118
--- Vietnam War: 511
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 181
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 150
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#14. Cotton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.4% (467 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 11
--- Korean War: 25
--- Vietnam War: 170
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 128
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 77
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#13. Choctaw County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.6% (1,181 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 20
--- Korean War: 73
--- Vietnam War: 505
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 158
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 177
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#12. Alfalfa County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.6% (493 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 28
--- Korean War: 24
--- Vietnam War: 208
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 86
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 77
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#11. Pushmataha County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.6% (915 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 10
--- Korean War: 69
--- Vietnam War: 401
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 128
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 104
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#10. Wagoner County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.7% (6,480 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 94
--- Korean War: 314
--- Vietnam War: 2,378
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,615
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,262
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#9. Cimarron County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.7% (171 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 7
--- Korean War: 7
--- Vietnam War: 35
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 31
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#8. Kay County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.8% (3,588 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 52
--- Korean War: 514
--- Vietnam War: 1,167
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 337
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 848
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#7. Marshall County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.5% (1,473 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 36
--- Korean War: 62
--- Vietnam War: 740
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 151
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 180
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#6. Pittsburg County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.5% (3,929 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 113
--- Korean War: 250
--- Vietnam War: 1,568
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 887
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 731
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#5. Grant County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.8% (392 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 14
--- Korean War: 4
--- Vietnam War: 125
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 84
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 114
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#4. Latimer County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.1% (968 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 35
--- Korean War: 72
--- Vietnam War: 502
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 201
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 95
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#3. McIntosh County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.1% (1,908 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 71
--- Korean War: 188
--- Vietnam War: 1,053
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 240
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 171
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#2. Jackson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 13.6% (2,379 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 9
--- Korean War: 61
--- Vietnam War: 685
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 949
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 836
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#1. Comanche County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 17.9% (15,115 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 247
--- Korean War: 731
--- Vietnam War: 3,991
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 5,989
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 6,927

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