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August 8, 2022

Counties with the most veterans in Alabama

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Counties with the most veterans in Alabama

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 Alabama 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. Washington County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.7% (865 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 68
— Vietnam War: 300
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 294
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 154

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#49. Monroe County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.7% (1,109 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 28
— Korean War: 81
— Vietnam War: 371
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 159
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 197

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#48. Barbour County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.8% (1,340 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 31
— Korean War: 114
— Vietnam War: 626
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 283
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 186

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#47. Bibb County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.8% (1,205 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 42
— Korean War: 71
— Vietnam War: 406
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 359
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 337

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#46. Hale County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.0% (789 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 8
— Korean War: 75
— Vietnam War: 281
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 139
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 190

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#45. Chilton County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.0% (2,356 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 23
— Korean War: 113
— Vietnam War: 835
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 581
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 239

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#44. Clarke County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.0% (1,315 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 26
— Korean War: 103
— Vietnam War: 525
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 328
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 217

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#43. Randolph County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.0% (1,262 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 2
— Korean War: 78
— Vietnam War: 617
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 185
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 219

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#42. Jefferson County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.1% (36,250 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 1,216
— Korean War: 2,908
— Vietnam War: 12,423
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 7,515
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 6,498

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#41. Winston County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.2% (1,348 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 16
— Korean War: 132
— Vietnam War: 502
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 205
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 223

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#40. Jackson County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.5% (3,051 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 43
— Korean War: 339
— Vietnam War: 1,323
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 550
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 539

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#39. Chambers County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.5% (1,977 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 23
— Korean War: 40
— Vietnam War: 897
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 350
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 358

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#38. Pickens County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.5% (1,202 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 14
— Korean War: 118
— Vietnam War: 455
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 274
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 174

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#37. Escambia County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.5% (2,152 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 5
— Korean War: 187
— Vietnam War: 868
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 442
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 349

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#36. Fayette County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.5% (976 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 24
— Korean War: 78
— Vietnam War: 453
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 138
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 139

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#35. Morgan County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (6,942 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 213
— Korean War: 565
— Vietnam War: 2,183
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,639
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,832

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#34. Shelby County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (12,536 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 205
— Korean War: 981
— Vietnam War: 4,001
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 3,263
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,365

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#33. Cherokee County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (1,596 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 38
— Korean War: 67
— Vietnam War: 907
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 153
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 127

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#32. Walker County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (3,783 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 42
— Korean War: 332
— Vietnam War: 1,670
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 654
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 581

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#31. Blount County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (3,408 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 84
— Korean War: 208
— Vietnam War: 1,049
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 611
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 706

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#30. Greene County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (500 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 49
— Vietnam War: 199
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 32
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 125

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#29. Lee County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.8% (9,958 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 172
— Korean War: 643
— Vietnam War: 2,719
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 3,117
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,726

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#28. Marshall County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.0% (5,764 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 106
— Korean War: 350
— Vietnam War: 2,446
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,282
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,167

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#27. Talladega County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.0% (5,073 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 157
— Korean War: 224
— Vietnam War: 2,034
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,184
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 928

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#26. Cullman County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (5,208 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 56
— Korean War: 267
— Vietnam War: 1,959
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,171
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 984

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#25. Etowah County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (6,522 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 166
— Korean War: 550
— Vietnam War: 2,272
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,390
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,377

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#24. Pike County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (2,184 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 87
— Korean War: 242
— Vietnam War: 590
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 400
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 415

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#23. Marengo County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (1,196 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 3
— Korean War: 86
— Vietnam War: 401
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 158
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 252

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#22. Colbert County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (3,545 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 42
— Korean War: 335
— Vietnam War: 1,142
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 584
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 651

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#21. Lauderdale County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (6,096 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 100
— Korean War: 464
— Vietnam War: 2,048
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,053
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,208

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#20. Tallapoosa County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (2,695 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 41
— Korean War: 211
— Vietnam War: 1,083
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 644
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 381

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#19. Choctaw County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (895 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 11
— Korean War: 52
— Vietnam War: 246
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 169
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 224

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#18. Macon County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (1,339 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 15
— Korean War: 87
— Vietnam War: 590
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 267
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 182

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#17. St. Clair County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (6,135 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 96
— Korean War: 676
— Vietnam War: 2,081
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 942
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,202

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#16. Mobile County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (28,259 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 468
— Korean War: 1,899
— Vietnam War: 10,986
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 6,013
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 5,259

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#15. Montgomery County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.4% (15,989 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 185
— Korean War: 865
— Vietnam War: 5,105
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 5,028
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 4,954

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#14. Limestone County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.4% (7,063 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 55
— Korean War: 319
— Vietnam War: 2,093
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,174
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,839

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#13. Coosa County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.4% (841 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 35
— Vietnam War: 263
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 196
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 89

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#12. Houston County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.5% (7,709 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 169
— Korean War: 522
— Vietnam War: 2,646
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,031
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,620

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#11. Henry County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.8% (1,330 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 4
— Korean War: 59
— Vietnam War: 566
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 258
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 303

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#10. Covington County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.9% (2,876 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 55
— Korean War: 188
— Vietnam War: 1,279
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 408
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 402

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#9. Calhoun County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.0% (8,895 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 94
— Korean War: 400
— Vietnam War: 3,874
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,847
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,652

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#8. Elmore County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.7% (6,697 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 57
— Korean War: 404
— Vietnam War: 2,178
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,456
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,134

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#7. Geneva County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.9% (2,235 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 25
— Korean War: 196
— Vietnam War: 825
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 552
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 529

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#6. Autauga County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.9% (4,559 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 205
— Korean War: 297
— Vietnam War: 1,662
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,770
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,564

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#5. Baldwin County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.2% (19,174 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 432
— Korean War: 1,213
— Vietnam War: 8,686
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 4,223
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 3,800

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#4. Madison County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.4% (32,741 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 444
— Korean War: 1,923
— Vietnam War: 9,309
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 11,339
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 10,168

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#3. Russell County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 14.8% (6,300 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 24
— Korean War: 269
— Vietnam War: 1,498
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,964
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,894

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#2. Dale County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 14.8% (5,233 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 46
— Korean War: 227
— Vietnam War: 1,850
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,824
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,487

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#1. Coffee County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 15.0% (5,818 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 93
— Korean War: 252
— Vietnam War: 1,558
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,608
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,424

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