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Cities with the most veterans

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    Americans hold a collective responsibility to provide for the hundreds of thousands of men and women in the Armed Forces who put their own lives aside to defend the United States. In his discretionary spending budget request for 2019, President Trump asked that $83.1 billion be set aside for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. While this is a positive step, there is still much work to be done, especially in communities with more substantive veteran populations.

    Stacker referenced U.S. Census data to list the 50 cities with the most veterans. The communities are ranked according to the percentage of the total civilian population made up by veterans using data from the 2016 American Community Survey. For the purposes of this ranking, only cities with at least 10,000 residents ages 18 and older were considered.

    Read on to see which cities have the strongest veteran presence in the nation.

    ALSO: Cities with the most veterans in every state

  • #50. Coronado, CA

    Estimated civilian population 18+ years: 15,411
    Estimated total veterans: 2,961 (19.2% of civilian population)
    - Gulf War II (Sep '01 or later): 1,003
    - Gulf War I (Aug '90 - Aug '01): 913
    - Vietnam War: 1,236
    - Korean War: 376
    - World War II: 222

  • #49. Jacksonville, AR

    Estimated civilian population 18+ years: 19,791
    Estimated total veterans: 3,819 (19.3% of civilian population)
    - Gulf War II (Sep '01 or later): 1,484
    - Gulf War I (Aug '90 - Aug '01): 1,094
    - Vietnam War: 1,229
    - Korean War: 204
    - World War II: 28

  • #48. Holiday City-Berkeley, NJ

    Estimated civilian population 18+ years: 11,774
    Estimated total veterans: 2,289 (19.4% of civilian population)
    - Gulf War II (Sep '01 or later): 63
    - Gulf War I (Aug '90 - Aug '01): 75
    - Vietnam War: 627
    - Korean War: 616
    - World War II: 450

  • #47. O'Fallon, IL

    Estimated civilian population 18+ years: 20,259
    Estimated total veterans: 3,927 (19.4% of civilian population)
    - Gulf War II (Sep '01 or later): 1,758
    - Gulf War I (Aug '90 - Aug '01): 2,253
    - Vietnam War: 1,206
    - Korean War: 166
    - World War II: 27

  • #46. Warrington, FL

    Estimated civilian population 18+ years: 10,067
    Estimated total veterans: 1,961 (19.5% of civilian population)
    - Gulf War II (Sep '01 or later): 196
    - Gulf War I (Aug '90 - Aug '01): 432
    - Vietnam War: 974
    - Korean War: 165
    - World War II: 17

  • #45. Hot Springs Village, AR

    Estimated civilian population 18+ years: 12,709
    Estimated total veterans: 2,481 (19.5% of civilian population)
    - Gulf War II (Sep '01 or later): 128
    - Gulf War I (Aug '90 - Aug '01): 221
    - Vietnam War: 1,091
    - Korean War: 495
    - World War II: 235

  • #44. Lakewood, WA

    Estimated civilian population 18+ years: 44,053
    Estimated total veterans: 8,605 (19.5% of civilian population)
    - Gulf War II (Sep '01 or later): 2,807
    - Gulf War I (Aug '90 - Aug '01): 2,608
    - Vietnam War: 3,229
    - Korean War: 602
    - World War II: 195

  • #43. Punta Gorda, FL

    Estimated civilian population 18+ years: 16,809
    Estimated total veterans: 3,355 (20.0% of civilian population)
    - Gulf War II (Sep '01 or later): 70
    - Gulf War I (Aug '90 - Aug '01): 216
    - Vietnam War: 1,388
    - Korean War: 600
    - World War II: 371

  • #42. St. Marys, GA

    Estimated civilian population 18+ years: 12,084
    Estimated total veterans: 2,430 (20.1% of civilian population)
    - Gulf War II (Sep '01 or later): 1,113
    - Gulf War I (Aug '90 - Aug '01): 952
    - Vietnam War: 769
    - Korean War: 35
    - World War II: 22

  • #41. Montclair, VA

    Estimated civilian population 18+ years: 14,379
    Estimated total veterans: 2,888 (20.1% of civilian population)
    - Gulf War II (Sep '01 or later): 883
    - Gulf War I (Aug '90 - Aug '01): 1,427
    - Vietnam War: 947
    - Korean War: 109
    - World War II: 26