Counties with the most veterans in Pennsylvania

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July 4, 2022
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Counties with the most veterans in Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania 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. Juniata County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.9% (1,505 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 38
--- Korean War: 144
--- Vietnam War: 688
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 201
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 133
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#49. Washington County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (13,498 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 565
--- Korean War: 1,277
--- Vietnam War: 5,461
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,074
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,849
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#48. Monroe County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (11,029 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 157
--- Korean War: 946
--- Vietnam War: 4,252
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,688
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,913
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#47. York County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (28,535 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 642
--- Korean War: 2,053
--- Vietnam War: 9,198
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 6,101
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 5,337
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#46. Clarion County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (2,593 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 59
--- Korean War: 218
--- Vietnam War: 1,022
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 492
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 333
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#45. Luzerne County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (21,147 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 629
--- Korean War: 2,150
--- Vietnam War: 7,850
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 3,323
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 3,061
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#44. Fayette County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (8,738 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 515
--- Korean War: 631
--- Vietnam War: 3,416
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,710
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,136
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#43. Bedford County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (3,242 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 118
--- Korean War: 290
--- Vietnam War: 1,469
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 385
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 357
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#42. Fulton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (973 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 19
--- Korean War: 122
--- Vietnam War: 375
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 161
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 122
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#41. Jefferson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (2,889 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 72
--- Korean War: 298
--- Vietnam War: 1,057
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 539
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 452
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#40. Erie County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (18,080 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 693
--- Korean War: 1,445
--- Vietnam War: 6,828
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,888
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,892
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#39. Lebanon County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (9,254 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 398
--- Korean War: 1,057
--- Vietnam War: 3,544
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,703
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,300
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#38. Butler County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (12,838 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 480
--- Korean War: 966
--- Vietnam War: 4,551
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,154
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,851
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#37. Montour County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (1,234 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 101
--- Korean War: 151
--- Vietnam War: 413
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 158
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 217
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#36. Clinton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (2,654 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 103
--- Korean War: 292
--- Vietnam War: 774
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 461
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 496
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#35. Westmoreland County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (25,079 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 1,290
--- Korean War: 2,434
--- Vietnam War: 8,937
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 4,092
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 3,873
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#34. Beaver County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (11,681 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 459
--- Korean War: 1,075
--- Vietnam War: 4,281
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,100
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,628
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#33. Pike County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (4,028 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 85
--- Korean War: 531
--- Vietnam War: 1,634
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 575
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 733
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#32. Schuylkill County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (10,086 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 334
--- Korean War: 777
--- Vietnam War: 3,764
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,665
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,335
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#31. Wyoming County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (1,941 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 23
--- Korean War: 93
--- Vietnam War: 904
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 268
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 323
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#30. Adams County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (7,320 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 190
--- Korean War: 568
--- Vietnam War: 2,978
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,528
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,072
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#29. Cumberland County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (17,952 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 760
--- Korean War: 1,244
--- Vietnam War: 6,041
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 3,818
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 3,835
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#28. Greene County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.1% (2,673 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 91
--- Korean War: 167
--- Vietnam War: 1,106
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 684
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 393
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#27. Clearfield County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (5,948 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 177
--- Korean War: 424
--- Vietnam War: 2,121
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,030
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 727
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#26. Lawrence County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (6,313 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 207
--- Korean War: 550
--- Vietnam War: 2,429
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,073
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 831
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#25. Northumberland County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (6,718 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 166
--- Korean War: 550
--- Vietnam War: 2,411
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,248
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 789
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#24. McKean County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (3,015 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 79
--- Korean War: 283
--- Vietnam War: 1,148
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 502
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 403
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#23. Huntingdon County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (3,402 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 73
--- Korean War: 325
--- Vietnam War: 1,169
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 492
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 423
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#22. Armstrong County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (4,905 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 182
--- Korean War: 466
--- Vietnam War: 2,025
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 735
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 732
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#21. Forest County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (633 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 33
--- Korean War: 47
--- Vietnam War: 283
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 64
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 54
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#20. Perry County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (3,383 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 76
--- Korean War: 166
--- Vietnam War: 1,322
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 614
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 603
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#19. Crawford County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.4% (6,310 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 174
--- Korean War: 554
--- Vietnam War: 2,473
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,208
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 763
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#18. Somerset County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.4% (5,690 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 145
--- Korean War: 454
--- Vietnam War: 2,221
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,060
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 802
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#17. Elk County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (2,345 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 132
--- Korean War: 180
--- Vietnam War: 1,060
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 317
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 336
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#16. Blair County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (9,396 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 298
--- Korean War: 698
--- Vietnam War: 3,521
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,443
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,570
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#15. Franklin County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (11,600 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 362
--- Korean War: 1,161
--- Vietnam War: 3,947
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,522
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,018
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#14. Lycoming County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.7% (8,792 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 362
--- Korean War: 804
--- Vietnam War: 3,068
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,546
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,734
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#13. Susquehanna County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.7% (3,202 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 37
--- Korean War: 249
--- Vietnam War: 1,338
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 447
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 337
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#12. Carbon County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.8% (5,040 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 69
--- Korean War: 355
--- Vietnam War: 2,095
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 702
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 739
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#11. Sullivan County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.8% (530 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 20
--- Korean War: 46
--- Vietnam War: 206
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 69
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 68
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#10. Mercer County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.8% (8,745 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 519
--- Korean War: 878
--- Vietnam War: 3,239
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,459
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,177
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#9. Mifflin County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.9% (3,538 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 179
--- Korean War: 320
--- Vietnam War: 1,218
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 687
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 460
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#8. Cambria County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.0% (10,656 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 289
--- Korean War: 1,070
--- Vietnam War: 4,232
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,013
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,572
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#7. Potter County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.0% (1,334 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 43
--- Korean War: 79
--- Vietnam War: 503
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 264
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 173
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#6. Venango County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.1% (4,197 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 75
--- Korean War: 291
--- Vietnam War: 1,622
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 839
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 433
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#5. Bradford County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.2% (4,842 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 166
--- Korean War: 412
--- Vietnam War: 1,634
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 887
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 827
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#4. Wayne County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.8% (4,604 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 91
--- Korean War: 399
--- Vietnam War: 1,996
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 483
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 640
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#3. Cameron County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.1% (419 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 22
--- Korean War: 30
--- Vietnam War: 187
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 15
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 12
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#2. Tioga County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.2% (3,647 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 54
--- Korean War: 313
--- Vietnam War: 1,304
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 694
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 482
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#1. Warren County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.7% (3,727 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 147
--- Korean War: 358
--- Vietnam War: 1,470
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 582
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 393

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