Counties with the most veterans in Oregon

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July 1, 2021
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Counties with the most veterans in Oregon

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 Oregon 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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#36. Multnomah County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 4.9% (31,814 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 1,639
--- Korean War: 2,480
--- Vietnam era: 13,966
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 7,347
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 6,382
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#35. Hood River County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.7% (998 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 65
--- Korean War: 107
--- Vietnam era: 434
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 165
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 227
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#34. Benton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.8% (4,395 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 163
--- Korean War: 525
--- Vietnam era: 1,994
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 754
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 959
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#33. Washington County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.1% (27,544 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 1,098
--- Korean War: 2,272
--- Vietnam era: 10,380
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 7,214
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 6,580
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#32. Marion County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.5% (16,658 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 813
--- Korean War: 1,690
--- Vietnam era: 7,296
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 3,707
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 3,152

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#31. Gilliam County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.6% (100 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 30
--- Vietnam era: 49
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 15
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 6
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#30. Malheur County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.8% (1,537 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 79
--- Korean War: 210
--- Vietnam era: 722
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 316
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 210
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#29. Clackamas County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.9% (22,325 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 956
--- Korean War: 1,827
--- Vietnam era: 10,332
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 5,035
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 4,175
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#28. Jefferson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.2% (1,308 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 40
--- Korean War: 164
--- Vietnam era: 726
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 180
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 198
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#27. Lane County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.5% (22,627 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 829
--- Korean War: 2,237
--- Vietnam era: 11,126
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 4,201
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 4,234

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#26. Polk County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (4,859 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 258
--- Korean War: 672
--- Vietnam era: 2,261
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 919
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 749
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#25. Umatilla County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.9% (4,545 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 203
--- Korean War: 331
--- Vietnam era: 1,980
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,112
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 919
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#24. Deschutes County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.0% (11,833 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 677
--- Korean War: 918
--- Vietnam era: 6,213
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,397
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,628
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#23. Yamhill County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.0% (6,530 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 230
--- Korean War: 689
--- Vietnam era: 2,829
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,360
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,422
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#22. Morrow County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (675 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 57
--- Korean War: 46
--- Vietnam era: 337
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 198
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 37

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#21. Wallowa County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (476 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 17
--- Korean War: 36
--- Vietnam era: 285
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 69
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 69
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#20. Union County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (1,791 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 37
--- Korean War: 139
--- Vietnam era: 882
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 333
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 400
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#19. Jackson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (15,200 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 820
--- Korean War: 1,748
--- Vietnam era: 7,290
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,792
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,550
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#18. Linn County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (8,964 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 439
--- Korean War: 867
--- Vietnam era: 3,951
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,008
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,699
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#17. Columbia County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (3,857 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 153
--- Korean War: 325
--- Vietnam era: 2,156
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 680
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 543

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#16. Lake County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.7% (616 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 24
--- Korean War: 51
--- Vietnam era: 376
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 120
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 45
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#15. Tillamook County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.9% (2,102 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 106
--- Korean War: 351
--- Vietnam era: 1,118
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 310
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 217
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#14. Grant County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.0% (591 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 27
--- Korean War: 178
--- Vietnam era: 318
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 29
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 39
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#13. Harney County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.2% (591 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 7
--- Korean War: 42
--- Vietnam era: 335
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 98
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 109
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#12. Josephine County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.3% (7,166 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 226
--- Korean War: 916
--- Vietnam era: 4,083
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 984
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 957

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#11. Wheeler County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.4% (122 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 5
--- Korean War: 22
--- Vietnam era: 80
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 7
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 8
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#10. Wasco County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.4% (2,104 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 64
--- Korean War: 226
--- Vietnam era: 1,046
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 401
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 367
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#9. Clatsop County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.6% (3,309 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 66
--- Korean War: 255
--- Vietnam era: 1,650
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 741
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 597
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#8. Lincoln County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.6% (4,285 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 212
--- Korean War: 520
--- Vietnam era: 2,589
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 470
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 494
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#7. Sherman County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.7% (159 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 3
--- Korean War: 18
--- Vietnam era: 99
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 27
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 12

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#6. Klamath County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.7% (6,072 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 186
--- Korean War: 493
--- Vietnam era: 2,710
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,271
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,412
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#5. Douglas County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.8% (10,379 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 484
--- Korean War: 1,299
--- Vietnam era: 5,264
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,909
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,423
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#4. Coos County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.1% (6,244 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 366
--- Korean War: 663
--- Vietnam era: 3,408
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 763
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,044
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#3. Baker County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.5% (1,608 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 81
--- Korean War: 184
--- Vietnam era: 756
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 245
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 342
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#2. Crook County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.6% (2,327 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 71
--- Korean War: 228
--- Vietnam era: 1,103
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 490
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 435

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#1. Curry County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.9% (2,486 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 132
--- Korean War: 326
--- Vietnam era: 1,382
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 365
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 281

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