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August 7, 2022

Counties with the most veterans in Kentucky

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Counties with the most veterans in Kentucky

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 Kentucky 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. Simpson County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.5% (1,042 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 53
— Vietnam War: 439
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 215
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 181

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#49. McCracken County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.5% (3,842 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 96
— Korean War: 272
— Vietnam War: 1,473
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 723
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 592

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#48. Russell County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.5% (1,041 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 13
— Korean War: 92
— Vietnam War: 441
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 292
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 80

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#47. Montgomery County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (1,622 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 76
— Korean War: 34
— Vietnam War: 493
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 408
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 325

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#46. Wayne County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (1,231 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 11
— Korean War: 88
— Vietnam War: 334
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 210
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 145

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#45. Pendleton County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (854 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 16
— Korean War: 25
— Vietnam War: 257
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 113
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 136

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#44. Daviess County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (5,822 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 133
— Korean War: 398
— Vietnam War: 2,523
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,283
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 696

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#43. Larue County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (852 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 28
— Korean War: 15
— Vietnam War: 394
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 244
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 116

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#42. Clark County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (2,164 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 57
— Korean War: 189
— Vietnam War: 747
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 423
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 450

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#41. Woodford County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (1,590 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 48
— Korean War: 112
— Vietnam War: 572
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 301
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 283

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#40. McCreary County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (1,048 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 21
— Korean War: 8
— Vietnam War: 428
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 295
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 236

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#39. Franklin County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.8% (3,129 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 112
— Korean War: 205
— Vietnam War: 1,040
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 932
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 632

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#38. Madison County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.8% (5,700 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 103
— Korean War: 237
— Vietnam War: 1,731
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,569
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,412

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#37. Crittenden County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.8% (542 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 8
— Korean War: 70
— Vietnam War: 276
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 78
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 51

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#36. Jessamine County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.9% (3,213 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 63
— Korean War: 359
— Vietnam War: 1,007
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 549
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 627

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#35. Clinton County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.0% (639 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 15
— Korean War: 60
— Vietnam War: 295
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 76
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 78

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#34. Oldham County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (4,051 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 72
— Korean War: 98
— Vietnam War: 1,212
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,092
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,022

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#33. Green County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (713 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 8
— Korean War: 48
— Vietnam War: 280
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 159
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 138

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#32. Union County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (985 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 31
— Korean War: 20
— Vietnam War: 499
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 139
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 142

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#31. Fulton County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (394 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 10
— Vietnam War: 113
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 104
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 91

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#30. Hart County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (1,181 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 9
— Korean War: 24
— Vietnam War: 467
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 230
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 184

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#29. Muhlenberg County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (2,052 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 28
— Korean War: 73
— Vietnam War: 748
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 583
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 541

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#28. Fleming County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (922 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 104
— Vietnam War: 300
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 162
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 218

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#27. McLean County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (590 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 13
— Korean War: 76
— Vietnam War: 284
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 121
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 57

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#26. Scott County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (3,535 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 42
— Korean War: 222
— Vietnam War: 1,177
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 806
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 859

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#25. Greenup County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (2,354 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 45
— Korean War: 160
— Vietnam War: 929
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 450
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 288

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#24. Cumberland County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (443 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 8
— Korean War: 8
— Vietnam War: 184
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 54
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 123

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#23. Mercer County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (1,436 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 87
— Korean War: 137
— Vietnam War: 446
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 260
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 228

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#22. Henry County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (1,041 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 20
— Korean War: 46
— Vietnam War: 499
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 184
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 117

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#21. Grant County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (1,558 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 42
— Korean War: 144
— Vietnam War: 419
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 358
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 431

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#20. Butler County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (846 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 54
— Korean War: 31
— Vietnam War: 392
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 103
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 142

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#19. Lincoln County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (1,628 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 22
— Korean War: 87
— Vietnam War: 716
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 259
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 275

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#18. Boyd County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (3,256 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 133
— Korean War: 213
— Vietnam War: 1,312
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 667
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 482

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#17. Owen County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (738 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 4
— Korean War: 12
— Vietnam War: 232
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 117
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 129

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#16. Bullitt County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (5,601 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 144
— Korean War: 243
— Vietnam War: 1,842
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,524
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,473

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#15. Boone County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (8,806 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 178
— Korean War: 410
— Vietnam War: 3,025
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,182
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,837

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#14. Nelson County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.1% (3,172 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 36
— Korean War: 195
— Vietnam War: 1,306
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 781
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 472

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#13. Pulaski County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (4,618 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 21
— Korean War: 316
— Vietnam War: 2,131
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 852
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 522

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#12. Marshall County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (2,282 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 17
— Korean War: 222
— Vietnam War: 1,007
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 497
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 472

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#11. Hancock County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (609 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 31
— Korean War: 47
— Vietnam War: 204
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 50
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 120

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#10. Garrard County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (1,274 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 10
— Korean War: 37
— Vietnam War: 429
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 216
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 193

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#9. Breckinridge County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.0% (1,564 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 87
— Vietnam War: 780
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 310
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 243

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#8. Hickman County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.2% (366 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 6
— Korean War: 63
— Vietnam War: 156
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 78
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 75

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#7. Ballard County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.5% (654 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 34
— Korean War: 28
— Vietnam War: 290
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 77
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 128

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#6. Lyon County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.7% (762 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 5
— Korean War: 26
— Vietnam War: 275
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 142
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 105

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#5. Trimble County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.8% (722 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 5
— Korean War: 31
— Vietnam War: 242
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 139
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 177

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#4. Christian County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.7% (5,617 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 338
— Vietnam War: 1,517
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,460
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,326

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#3. Trigg County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 14.2% (1,609 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 15
— Korean War: 87
— Vietnam War: 663
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 367
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 415

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#2. Meade County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 15.2% (3,212 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 32
— Korean War: 80
— Vietnam War: 1,116
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,074
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,145

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#1. Hardin County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 16.5% (13,171 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 156
— Korean War: 418
— Vietnam War: 3,763
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 5,631
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 5,213

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