Counties with the most veterans in Mississippi

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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 Mississippi 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.

#50. Leake County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 4.7% (793 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 80
— Korean War: 42
— Vietnam era: 342
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 153
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 176

#49. Wayne County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 4.8% (735 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 29
— Vietnam era: 334
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 200
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 172

#48. Tallahatchie County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 4.8% (548 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 38
— Vietnam era: 179
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 175
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 156

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#47. Tunica County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 4.8% (341 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 6
— Korean War: 4
— Vietnam era: 201
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 66
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 64

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#46. Sharkey County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 4.9% (162 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 8
— Korean War: 2
— Vietnam era: 41
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 86
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 25

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#45. Marion County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 4.9% (941 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 10
— Korean War: 154
— Vietnam era: 451
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 221
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 105

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#44. Grenada County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.0% (807 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 52
— Vietnam era: 271
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 169
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 315

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#43. Yazoo County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.1% (1,123 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 43
— Korean War: 55
— Vietnam era: 316
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 212
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 497

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#42. Marshall County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.1% (1,417 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 15
— Korean War: 193
— Vietnam era: 841
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 239
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 129

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#41. Montgomery County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.1% (395 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 32
— Vietnam era: 283
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 31
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 49

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#40. Clay County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.1% (771 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 31
— Korean War: 97
— Vietnam era: 395
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 130
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 118

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#39. Hinds County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.2% (9,349 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 450
— Korean War: 828
— Vietnam era: 3,839
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,314
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,918

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#38. Pike County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.2% (1,520 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 72
— Korean War: 146
— Vietnam era: 674
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 260
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 368

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#37. Lee County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.2% (3,320 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 114
— Korean War: 252
— Vietnam era: 1,331
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 818
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 805

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#36. Carroll County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.3% (428 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 26
— Vietnam era: 170
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 112
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 120

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#35. Madison County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.3% (4,123 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 131
— Korean War: 299
— Vietnam era: 1,582
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,134
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 977

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#34. Lawrence County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.4% (512 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 70
— Vietnam era: 252
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 80
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 110

#33. Smith County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.5% (665 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 34
— Korean War: 50
— Vietnam era: 392
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 41
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 148

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#32. Alcorn County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.5% (1,570 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 62
— Korean War: 224
— Vietnam era: 708
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 433
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 143

#31. Tishomingo County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.5% (842 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 26
— Korean War: 103
— Vietnam era: 435
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 144
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 134

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#30. Jones County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.7% (2,891 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 42
— Korean War: 322
— Vietnam era: 1,275
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 747
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 505

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#29. Neshoba County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.7% (1,206 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 23
— Korean War: 122
— Vietnam era: 430
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 354
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 277

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#28. Rankin County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.7% (6,644 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 138
— Korean War: 595
— Vietnam era: 2,282
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,593
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,036

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#27. Simpson County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.8% (1,183 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 8
— Korean War: 80
— Vietnam era: 454
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 334
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 307

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#26. Attala County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 5.8% (802 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 70
— Korean War: 67
— Vietnam era: 394
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 233
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 38

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#25. Covington County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.0% (850 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 63
— Korean War: 100
— Vietnam era: 398
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 233
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 56

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#24. Jefferson Davis County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.0% (543 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 9
— Korean War: 52
— Vietnam era: 155
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 136
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 191

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#23. Monroe County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.1% (1,676 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 79
— Korean War: 155
— Vietnam era: 717
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 381
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 344

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#22. Itawamba County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.1% (1,119 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 43
— Korean War: 140
— Vietnam era: 535
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 223
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 178

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#21. Benton County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.1% (396 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 28
— Vietnam era: 198
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 109
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 61

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#20. Greene County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.4% (708 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 9
— Korean War: 47
— Vietnam era: 360
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 206
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 86

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#19. Winston County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.4% (912 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 65
— Korean War: 102
— Vietnam era: 444
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 182
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 119

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#18. Jasper County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.5% (835 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 101
— Vietnam era: 302
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 282
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 150

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#17. Warren County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.6% (2,336 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 74
— Korean War: 187
— Vietnam era: 1,160
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 508
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 407

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#16. Franklin County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.7% (397 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 21
— Korean War: 58
— Vietnam era: 229
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 42
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 47

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#15. DeSoto County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 6.9% (9,190 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 164
— Korean War: 557
— Vietnam era: 3,362
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 2,805
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 2,302

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#14. George County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.2% (1,257 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 43
— Korean War: 109
— Vietnam era: 517
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 355
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 233

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#13. Clarke County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.6% (935 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 27
— Korean War: 137
— Vietnam era: 362
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 201
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 208

#12. Pontotoc County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.7% (1,779 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 97
— Korean War: 206
— Vietnam era: 725
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 316
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 435

#11. Perry County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 7.8% (719 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 13
— Korean War: 80
— Vietnam era: 271
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 186
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 169

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#10. Forrest County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.0% (4,591 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 144
— Korean War: 467
— Vietnam era: 1,696
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,209
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,075

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#9. Lauderdale County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.0% (4,577 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 178
— Korean War: 348
— Vietnam era: 1,646
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,184
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,221

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#8. Newton County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (1,285 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 48
— Korean War: 98
— Vietnam era: 369
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 407
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 363

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#7. Lamar County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.1% (3,731 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 109
— Korean War: 229
— Vietnam era: 1,195
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,147
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 1,051

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#6. Lowndes County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (3,751 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 40
— Korean War: 216
— Vietnam era: 1,350
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 1,312
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 833

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#5. Pearl River County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (3,717 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 122
— Korean War: 313
— Vietnam era: 1,607
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 848
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 827

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#4. Hancock County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.2% (3,779 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 103
— Korean War: 338
— Vietnam era: 1,668
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 854
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 816

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#3. Jackson County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.0% (11,875 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 207
— Korean War: 675
— Vietnam era: 4,121
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 3,790
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 3,082

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#2. Stone County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.7% (1,671 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 8
— Korean War: 148
— Vietnam era: 557
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 596
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 362

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#1. Harrison County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 15.1% (22,410 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 306
— Korean War: 1,204
— Vietnam era: 6,897
— Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001): 7,134
— Gulf War (9/2001 or later): 6,869

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