Counties with the most veterans in West Virginia

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November 11, 2021
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Counties with the most veterans in West Virginia

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 West Virginia 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. Gilmer County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.4% (367 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 4
--- Korean War: 49
--- Vietnam era: 186
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 66
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 62
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#49. Wetzel County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.5% (678 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 54
--- Korean War: 129
--- Vietnam era: 371
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 88
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 36
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#48. Braxton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.7% (648 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 138
--- Vietnam era: 289
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 146
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 75
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#47. Grant County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.8% (548 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 13
--- Korean War: 54
--- Vietnam era: 350
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 114
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 17
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#46. Webster County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.8% (390 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 16
--- Korean War: 58
--- Vietnam era: 214
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 28
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 74

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#45. Lincoln County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.9% (955 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 131
--- Vietnam era: 614
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 159
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 51
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#44. Wayne County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.9% (1,893 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 136
--- Korean War: 182
--- Vietnam era: 995
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 391
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 189
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#43. Boone County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.1% (1,065 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 21
--- Korean War: 114
--- Vietnam era: 564
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 255
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 111
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#42. Cabell County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.5% (4,937 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 223
--- Korean War: 553
--- Vietnam era: 2,359
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 927
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 875
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#41. Ohio County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.8% (2,301 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 163
--- Korean War: 298
--- Vietnam era: 1,055
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 476
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 309

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#40. Pleasants County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.8% (407 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 45
--- Korean War: 46
--- Vietnam era: 156
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 110
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 50
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#39. Kanawha County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.8% (9,952 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 487
--- Korean War: 1,035
--- Vietnam era: 4,751
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,061
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,618
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#38. Clay County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.0% (473 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 3
--- Korean War: 73
--- Vietnam era: 311
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 44
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 42
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#37. Tyler County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.1% (503 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 12
--- Korean War: 50
--- Vietnam era: 300
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 68
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 73
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#36. Barbour County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.1% (950 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 25
--- Korean War: 79
--- Vietnam era: 461
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 206
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 179

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#35. Wyoming County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.3% (1,230 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 48
--- Korean War: 186
--- Vietnam era: 745
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 155
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 96
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#34. Jackson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.4% (1,677 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 129
--- Korean War: 275
--- Vietnam era: 651
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 299
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 323
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#33. Roane County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.5% (825 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 42
--- Korean War: 68
--- Vietnam era: 380
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 172
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 163
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#32. Brooke County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (1,396 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 2
--- Korean War: 239
--- Vietnam era: 584
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 262
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 309
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#31. Putnam County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (3,312 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 41
--- Korean War: 353
--- Vietnam era: 1,562
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 729
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 627
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#30. Mason County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (1,610 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 37
--- Korean War: 129
--- Vietnam era: 889
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 371
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 184
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#29. Preston County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (2,084 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 57
--- Korean War: 132
--- Vietnam era: 1,033
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 450
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 412
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#28. Nicholas County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (1,542 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 74
--- Korean War: 88
--- Vietnam era: 790
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 306
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 284
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#27. Marion County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (3,488 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 207
--- Korean War: 317
--- Vietnam era: 1,538
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 758
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 668
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#26. Pocahontas County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.9% (552 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 3
--- Korean War: 59
--- Vietnam era: 294
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 137
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 59
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#25. Mercer County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.9% (3,764 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 154
--- Korean War: 466
--- Vietnam era: 1,996
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 707
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 441
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#24. Harrison County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.9% (4,226 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 185
--- Korean War: 527
--- Vietnam era: 1,839
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 845
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 830
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#23. Wood County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.9% (5,308 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 229
--- Korean War: 439
--- Vietnam era: 2,433
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,177
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,030
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#22. Tucker County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.0% (467 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 21
--- Korean War: 95
--- Vietnam era: 205
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 99
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 47
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#21. Greenbrier County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.0% (2,252 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 116
--- Korean War: 210
--- Vietnam era: 1,137
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 427
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 362
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#20. Doddridge County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (583 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 22
--- Korean War: 103
--- Vietnam era: 339
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 44
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 75
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#19. Randolph County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (1,913 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 110
--- Korean War: 150
--- Vietnam era: 870
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 450
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 333
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#18. Hancock County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (1,951 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 170
--- Korean War: 190
--- Vietnam era: 988
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 395
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 208
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#17. Lewis County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (1,059 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 46
--- Korean War: 172
--- Vietnam era: 501
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 203
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 137
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#16. Upshur County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (1,626 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 62
--- Korean War: 134
--- Vietnam era: 762
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 349
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 319
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#15. Raleigh County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (5,013 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 146
--- Korean War: 582
--- Vietnam era: 2,208
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,170
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 907
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#14. Wirt County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (387 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 4
--- Korean War: 13
--- Vietnam era: 218
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 83
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 69
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#13. Summers County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (908 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 15
--- Korean War: 42
--- Vietnam era: 267
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 306
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 278
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#12. Marshall County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (2,180 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 66
--- Korean War: 332
--- Vietnam era: 1,081
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 422
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 279
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#11. Mineral County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (1,889 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 136
--- Korean War: 229
--- Vietnam era: 801
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 364
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 359
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#10. Morgan County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (1,335 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 34
--- Korean War: 176
--- Vietnam era: 581
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 298
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 246
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#9. Ritchie County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.4% (743 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 25
--- Korean War: 94
--- Vietnam era: 387
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 127
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 110
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#8. Pendleton County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.5% (539 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 20
--- Korean War: 80
--- Vietnam era: 243
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 131
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 65
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#7. Monroe County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.5% (1,021 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 121
--- Korean War: 111
--- Vietnam era: 551
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 93
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 145
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Famartin // Wikimedia Commons

#6. Fayette County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (3,326 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 94
--- Korean War: 341
--- Vietnam era: 1,689
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 688
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 514
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#5. Hardy County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (1,056 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 11
--- Korean War: 75
--- Vietnam era: 656
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 90
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 224
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#4. Berkeley County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.0% (8,772 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 149
--- Korean War: 662
--- Vietnam era: 3,122
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,752
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,087
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#3. Taylor County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.6% (1,430 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 71
--- Korean War: 147
--- Vietnam era: 693
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 400
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 119
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Famartin // Wikimedia Commons

#2. Jefferson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.0% (4,829 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 47
--- Korean War: 170
--- Vietnam era: 1,660
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,805
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,147
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Famartin // Wikimedia Commons

#1. Hampshire County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.4% (2,144 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 35
--- Korean War: 267
--- Vietnam era: 1,110
--- Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 434
--- Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 298

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