Counties with the most veterans in Virginia

Published 2:12 pm Thursday, November 11, 2021

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Counties with the most veterans in 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 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. Chesterfield County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.1% (23,658 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 775
— Korean War: 1,493
— Vietnam era: 7,793
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 7,604
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 5,993

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#49. Culpeper County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.1% (3,494 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 93
— Korean War: 244
— Vietnam era: 1,472
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 972
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 713

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#48. Accomack County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.1% (2,337 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 127
— Korean War: 157
— Vietnam era: 1,108
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 522
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 423

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#47. Middlesex County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (819 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 28
— Korean War: 110
— Vietnam era: 446
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 178
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 57

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#46. Northumberland County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (952 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 10
— Korean War: 129
— Vietnam era: 572
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 157
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 84

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#45. Fredericksburg city

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (2,064 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 21
— Korean War: 66
— Vietnam era: 551
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 687
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 739

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#44. Nottoway County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (1,150 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 62
— Korean War: 97
— Vietnam era: 471
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 330
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 190

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#43. Sussex County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (886 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 20
— Korean War: 52
— Vietnam era: 254
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 298
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 262

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#42. Nelson County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.5% (1,144 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 19
— Korean War: 24
— Vietnam era: 617
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 283
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 201

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#41. Fluvanna County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.5% (2,004 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 196
— Vietnam era: 968
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 492
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 348

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#40. Franklin city

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (585 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 52
— Korean War: 49
— Vietnam era: 173
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 206
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 105

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#39. Amelia County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (977 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 28
— Korean War: 91
— Vietnam era: 391
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 239
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 228

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#38. New Kent County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (1,649 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 41
— Vietnam era: 785
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 531
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 292

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#37. Falls Church city

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.7% (1,026 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 35
— Vietnam era: 138
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 350
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 503

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#36. Rappahannock County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.8% (594 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 41
— Korean War: 111
— Vietnam era: 206
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 178
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 58

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#35. Warren County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.8% (3,017 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 42
— Korean War: 264
— Vietnam era: 1,098
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,038
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 575

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#34. Fairfax County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.8% (84,928 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 1,932
— Korean War: 3,892
— Vietnam era: 22,357
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 29,966
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 26,781

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#33. Appomattox County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.1% (1,253 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 62
— Korean War: 56
— Vietnam era: 509
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 321
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 305

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#32. Alexandria city

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.2% (12,821 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 251
— Korean War: 400
— Vietnam era: 2,757
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 4,199
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 5,214

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#31. Northampton County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.3% (977 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 52
— Korean War: 93
— Vietnam era: 399
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 204
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 229

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#30. Galax city

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.3% (526 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 41
— Vietnam era: 257
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 126
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 102

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#29. Louisa County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.4% (2,980 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 96
— Korean War: 197
— Vietnam era: 1,356
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 815
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 516

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#28. Caroline County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.5% (2,253 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 29
— Korean War: 159
— Vietnam era: 904
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 730
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 431

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#27. Lancaster County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.7% (970 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 63
— Korean War: 154
— Vietnam era: 561
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 126
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 66

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#26. Surry County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.8% (581 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 18
— Korean War: 41
— Vietnam era: 288
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 153
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 81

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#25. Highland County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.9% (213 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 11
— Korean War: 28
— Vietnam era: 139
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 14
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 21

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#24. Fauquier County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.1% (5,894 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 123
— Korean War: 417
— Vietnam era: 2,100
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,950
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,304

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#23. Orange County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.3% (3,177 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 34
— Korean War: 353
— Vietnam era: 1,147
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 808
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 835

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#22. Mathews County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.0% (897 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 21
— Korean War: 100
— Vietnam era: 375
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 308
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 93

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#21. Southampton County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.4% (1,776 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 51
— Korean War: 101
— Vietnam era: 565
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 624
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 435

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#20. Colonial Heights city

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.9% (1,736 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 67
— Korean War: 131
— Vietnam era: 564
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 537
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 437

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#19. Hopewell city

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 13.1% (2,172 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 89
— Vietnam era: 552
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 696
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 835

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#18. Westmoreland County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 13.3% (1,892 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 59
— Korean War: 127
— Vietnam era: 657
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 551
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 498

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#17. Portsmouth city

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 14.1% (9,769 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 248
— Korean War: 487
— Vietnam era: 2,403
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 3,023
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 3,608

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#16. Isle of Wight County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 14.4% (4,145 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 69
— Korean War: 170
— Vietnam era: 1,149
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,440
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,317

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#15. Prince William County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 14.5% (47,688 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 294
— Korean War: 1,344
— Vietnam era: 9,392
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 19,896
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 16,762

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#14. Gloucester County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 15.0% (4,423 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 83
— Korean War: 151
— Vietnam era: 1,631
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,412
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,146

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#13. Spotsylvania County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 15.4% (15,266 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 193
— Korean War: 612
— Vietnam era: 3,941
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 6,274
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 4,246

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#12. Newport News city

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 15.5% (20,086 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 225
— Korean War: 646
— Vietnam era: 5,059
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 6,604
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 7,552

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#11. Prince George County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 16.6% (4,643 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 12
— Korean War: 114
— Vietnam era: 1,052
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,415
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,050

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#10. Chesapeake city

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 16.8% (29,299 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 357
— Korean War: 813
— Vietnam era: 6,457
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 11,175
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 10,497

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#9. Norfolk city

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 17.2% (29,293 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 365
— Korean War: 984
— Vietnam era: 5,421
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 9,298
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 13,225

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#8. James City County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 17.5% (10,340 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 330
— Korean War: 723
— Vietnam era: 3,660
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,976
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,651

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#7. Suffolk city

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 18.3% (12,131 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 108
— Korean War: 292
— Vietnam era: 2,512
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 4,669
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 4,550

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#6. Poquoson city

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 18.7% (1,710 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 6
— Korean War: 44
— Vietnam era: 544
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 582
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 534

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#5. Hampton city

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 19.7% (19,939 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 204
— Korean War: 863
— Vietnam era: 4,677
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 6,602
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 7,593

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#4. King George County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 20.3% (3,872 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 34
— Korean War: 95
— Vietnam era: 782
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,574
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,387

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#3. Virginia Beach city

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 20.7% (67,834 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 778
— Korean War: 2,335
— Vietnam era: 15,506
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 24,545
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 24,670

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#2. York County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 24.1% (11,585 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 104
— Korean War: 300
— Vietnam era: 2,550
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 4,614
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 4,017

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#1. Stafford County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 24.6% (25,767 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 143
— Korean War: 466
— Vietnam era: 3,810
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 11,025
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 10,323

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