Counties with the most veterans in Wisconsin

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July 4, 2022
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Counties with the most veterans in Wisconsin

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 Wisconsin 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. Racine County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (11,417 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 456
--- Korean War: 778
--- Vietnam War: 4,202
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,770
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,624
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#49. St. Croix County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (5,135 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 60
--- Korean War: 331
--- Vietnam War: 1,654
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,103
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 921
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#48. Taylor County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (1,192 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 20
--- Korean War: 135
--- Vietnam War: 435
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 146
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 127
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#47. Lafayette County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (970 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 20
--- Korean War: 122
--- Vietnam War: 422
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 112
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 115
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#46. La Crosse County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (7,303 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 267
--- Korean War: 595
--- Vietnam War: 2,469
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,608
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,395
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#45. Rock County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.8% (9,723 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 271
--- Korean War: 758
--- Vietnam War: 3,578
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,544
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,302
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#44. Green County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.8% (2,231 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 34
--- Korean War: 146
--- Vietnam War: 880
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 372
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 241
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#43. Richland County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.8% (1,069 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 52
--- Korean War: 107
--- Vietnam War: 483
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 135
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 79
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#42. Winnebago County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.8% (10,645 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 312
--- Korean War: 925
--- Vietnam War: 3,490
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,970
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,935
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#41. Menominee County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.9% (243 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 0
--- Korean War: 37
--- Vietnam War: 39
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 53
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 59
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#40. Sauk County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.0% (3,944 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 169
--- Korean War: 346
--- Vietnam War: 1,397
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 421
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 569
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#39. Pepin County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (467 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 7
--- Korean War: 71
--- Vietnam War: 179
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 73
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 39
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#38. Dodge County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (5,695 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 207
--- Korean War: 609
--- Vietnam War: 1,952
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 892
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 929
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#37. Kewaunee County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (1,308 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 32
--- Korean War: 94
--- Vietnam War: 560
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 198
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 117
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#36. Columbia County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (3,680 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 112
--- Korean War: 315
--- Vietnam War: 1,161
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 706
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 514
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#35. Ashland County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (991 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 17
--- Korean War: 28
--- Vietnam War: 458
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 147
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 125
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#34. Shawano County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (2,637 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 40
--- Korean War: 237
--- Vietnam War: 1,102
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 367
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 285
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#33. Green Lake County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (1,210 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 45
--- Korean War: 94
--- Vietnam War: 566
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 165
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 147
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#32. Manitowoc County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (5,199 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 127
--- Korean War: 482
--- Vietnam War: 1,894
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 966
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 772
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#31. Lincoln County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (1,882 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 45
--- Korean War: 135
--- Vietnam War: 756
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 318
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 266
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#30. Trempealeau County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (1,878 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 44
--- Korean War: 140
--- Vietnam War: 774
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 293
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 251
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#29. Door County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (1,975 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 32
--- Korean War: 176
--- Vietnam War: 955
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 229
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 186
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#28. Chippewa County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (4,352 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 104
--- Korean War: 366
--- Vietnam War: 1,841
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 739
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 612
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#27. Crawford County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (1,130 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 56
--- Korean War: 100
--- Vietnam War: 483
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 165
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 106
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#26. Barron County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (3,100 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 115
--- Korean War: 263
--- Vietnam War: 1,286
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 390
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 389
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#25. Douglas County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (3,066 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 52
--- Korean War: 182
--- Vietnam War: 1,161
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 511
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 646
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#24. Wood County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (5,122 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 204
--- Korean War: 375
--- Vietnam War: 2,125
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 762
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 674
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#23. Buffalo County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.1% (943 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 16
--- Korean War: 177
--- Vietnam War: 400
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 100
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 80
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#22. Forest County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.1% (654 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 29
--- Korean War: 103
--- Vietnam War: 292
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 46
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 11
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#21. Polk County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.1% (3,145 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 57
--- Korean War: 237
--- Vietnam War: 1,206
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 431
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 548
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#20. Waupaca County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.1% (3,707 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 208
--- Korean War: 426
--- Vietnam War: 1,398
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 421
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 426
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#19. Waushara County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (1,842 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 45
--- Korean War: 155
--- Vietnam War: 794
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 288
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 151
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#18. Oconto County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.4% (2,859 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 21
--- Korean War: 210
--- Vietnam War: 1,184
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 481
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 385
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#17. Rusk County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (1,072 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 41
--- Korean War: 103
--- Vietnam War: 486
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 137
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 105
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#16. Sawyer County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (1,287 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 41
--- Korean War: 105
--- Vietnam War: 542
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 160
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 181
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#15. Juneau County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.7% (2,045 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 60
--- Korean War: 145
--- Vietnam War: 742
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 391
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 371
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#14. Jackson County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.9% (1,590 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 20
--- Korean War: 117
--- Vietnam War: 525
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 310
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 384
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#13. Adams County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.0% (1,717 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 64
--- Korean War: 86
--- Vietnam War: 800
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 216
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 141
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#12. Langlade County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.2% (1,580 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 82
--- Korean War: 176
--- Vietnam War: 602
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 216
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 157
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#11. Oneida County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.2% (3,000 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 81
--- Korean War: 421
--- Vietnam War: 1,194
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 332
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 286
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#10. Price County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.7% (1,186 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 34
--- Korean War: 88
--- Vietnam War: 542
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 147
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 128
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#9. Marinette County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.7% (3,510 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 203
--- Korean War: 297
--- Vietnam War: 1,239
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 547
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 651
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#8. Bayfield County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.2% (1,391 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 29
--- Korean War: 78
--- Vietnam War: 593
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 159
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 173
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#7. Vilas County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.4% (2,089 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 44
--- Korean War: 320
--- Vietnam War: 891
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 203
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 155
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#6. Washburn County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.6% (1,482 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 37
--- Korean War: 133
--- Vietnam War: 684
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 162
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 160
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#5. Iron County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.8% (573 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 25
--- Korean War: 59
--- Vietnam War: 222
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 78
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 58
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#4. Marquette County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.8% (1,466 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 25
--- Korean War: 155
--- Vietnam War: 573
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 176
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 140
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#3. Florence County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.3% (450 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 9
--- Korean War: 55
--- Vietnam War: 205
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 37
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 40
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#2. Monroe County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.6% (4,286 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 52
--- Korean War: 280
--- Vietnam War: 1,607
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,303
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,112
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#1. Burnett County

- Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.6% (1,602 veterans)
- Veterans by war:
--- World War II: 19
--- Korean War: 184
--- Vietnam War: 700
--- Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 233
--- Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 207

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