Counties with the most veterans in Texas

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July 1, 2021
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Counties with the most veterans in Texas

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 Texas 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. San Patricio County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (4,305 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 104
--- Korean War: 236
--- Vietnam era: 1,684
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,187
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,094
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#49. Polk County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (3,455 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 71
--- Korean War: 275
--- Vietnam era: 1,863
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 603
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 643
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#48. Fannin County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (2,415 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 196
--- Korean War: 283
--- Vietnam era: 1,173
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 379
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 384
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#47. Palo Pinto County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (1,943 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 124
--- Korean War: 112
--- Vietnam era: 1,132
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 345
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 230
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#46. Mason County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (286 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 25
--- Vietnam era: 186
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 38
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 37

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#45. Nueces County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (24,327 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 728
--- Korean War: 1,204
--- Vietnam era: 8,810
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 7,198
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 6,387
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#44. Franklin County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (732 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 19
--- Korean War: 88
--- Vietnam era: 237
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 155
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 233
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#43. Atascosa County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.1% (3,254 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 56
--- Korean War: 229
--- Vietnam era: 1,268
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 834
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 867
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#42. Hood County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.1% (4,182 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 224
--- Korean War: 397
--- Vietnam era: 1,889
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 871
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 801
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#41. Shackelford County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.1% (230 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 8
--- Korean War: 41
--- Vietnam era: 89
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 23
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 69

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#40. Burnet County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (3,347 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 107
--- Korean War: 299
--- Vietnam era: 1,589
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 844
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 508
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#39. San Augustine County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (610 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 18
--- Korean War: 77
--- Vietnam era: 321
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 83
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 111
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#38. Parker County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (9,226 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 215
--- Korean War: 710
--- Vietnam era: 3,541
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,613
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,147
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#37. Delta County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (374 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 13
--- Korean War: 72
--- Vietnam era: 193
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 69
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 27
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#36. Bowie County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (6,631 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 125
--- Korean War: 449
--- Vietnam era: 2,677
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,637
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,743

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#35. Sutton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.4% (265 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 83
--- Vietnam era: 92
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 41
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 49
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#34. Tyler County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.5% (1,641 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 80
--- Korean War: 221
--- Vietnam era: 748
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 348
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 244
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#33. Morris County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.5% (905 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 22
--- Korean War: 56
--- Vietnam era: 343
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 250
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 234
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#32. Cass County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.5% (2,217 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 20
--- Korean War: 191
--- Vietnam era: 1,149
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 446
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 411
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#31. Donley County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (258 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 5
--- Korean War: 45
--- Vietnam era: 84
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 70
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 54

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#30. Rains County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.7% (918 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 5
--- Korean War: 57
--- Vietnam era: 544
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 179
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 133
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#29. Kendall County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.0% (3,353 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 95
--- Korean War: 307
--- Vietnam era: 1,290
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 997
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 664
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#28. Motley County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.1% (94 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 10
--- Korean War: 7
--- Vietnam era: 52
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 3
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 22
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#27. Clay County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.3% (846 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 36
--- Korean War: 124
--- Vietnam era: 327
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 205
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 154
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#26. Kerr County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.3% (4,291 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 311
--- Korean War: 619
--- Vietnam era: 2,385
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 488
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 488

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#25. Mills County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.3% (408 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 63
--- Korean War: 115
--- Vietnam era: 113
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 100
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 17
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#24. Callahan County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.4% (1,113 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 48
--- Korean War: 137
--- Vietnam era: 411
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 316
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 201
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#23. Kimble County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.4% (358 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 2
--- Korean War: 53
--- Vietnam era: 258
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 41
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 4
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#22. Taylor County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.6% (10,484 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 300
--- Korean War: 596
--- Vietnam era: 3,261
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,684
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 3,643
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#21. Bastrop County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.6% (6,702 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 137
--- Korean War: 461
--- Vietnam era: 2,475
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,151
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,478

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#20. Bexar County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.7% (153,429 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 2,972
--- Korean War: 7,278
--- Vietnam era: 43,190
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 48,900
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 51,089
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#19. Tom Green County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.9% (9,474 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 312
--- Korean War: 753
--- Vietnam era: 3,370
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,313
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,726
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#18. Wood County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.9% (3,901 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 139
--- Korean War: 567
--- Vietnam era: 2,094
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 608
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 493
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#17. Aransas County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.9% (2,169 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 116
--- Korean War: 175
--- Vietnam era: 1,083
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 416
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 379
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#16. Medina County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.0% (4,219 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 27
--- Korean War: 320
--- Vietnam era: 1,707
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,345
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 820

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#15. Sabine County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.5% (977 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 36
--- Korean War: 124
--- Vietnam era: 577
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 75
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 165
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#14. Jeff Davis County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.5% (215 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 24
--- Vietnam era: 139
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 48
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 4
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#13. Wichita County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.6% (11,090 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 288
--- Korean War: 681
--- Vietnam era: 3,295
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 3,033
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 3,793
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#12. Trinity County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.6% (1,351 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 45
--- Korean War: 187
--- Vietnam era: 781
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 195
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 143
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#11. Armstrong County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.7% (177 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 5
--- Korean War: 2
--- Vietnam era: 73
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 56
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 41

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#10. Blanco County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.9% (1,212 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 9
--- Korean War: 61
--- Vietnam era: 529
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 363
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 250
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#9. Comal County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 13.4% (14,588 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 273
--- Korean War: 699
--- Vietnam era: 5,086
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 4,663
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 3,867
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#8. Wilson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 13.4% (4,957 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 186
--- Korean War: 162
--- Vietnam era: 1,687
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,780
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,142
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#7. Llano County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 14.2% (2,529 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 151
--- Korean War: 465
--- Vietnam era: 1,225
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 332
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 356
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#6. Bandera County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 15.2% (2,794 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 39
--- Korean War: 250
--- Vietnam era: 1,422
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 509
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 574

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#5. Guadalupe County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 18.7% (21,885 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 265
--- Korean War: 729
--- Vietnam era: 4,904
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 8,601
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 7,386
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#4. Kinney County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 20.6% (654 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 42
--- Korean War: 80
--- Vietnam era: 232
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 97
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 203
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#3. Coryell County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 23.8% (11,899 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 86
--- Korean War: 196
--- Vietnam era: 2,201
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 4,251
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 5,165
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#2. Lampasas County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 24.8% (3,992 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 27
--- Korean War: 106
--- Vietnam era: 1,035
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,598
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,226
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#1. Bell County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 25.4% (59,298 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 463
--- Korean War: 1,217
--- Vietnam era: 9,607
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 20,372
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 27,639

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