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 Tennessee 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 five-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 the Volunteer State.

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#50. Bledsoe County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.2% (1,046 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 40
— Korean War: 87
— Vietnam War: 399
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 250
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 160

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#49. Cheatham County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (2,620 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 35
— Korean War: 119
— Vietnam War: 761
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 573
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 640

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#48. Crockett County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (906 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 18
— Korean War: 56
— Vietnam War: 400
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 220
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 209

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#47. Lewis County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (793 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 23
— Korean War: 30
— Vietnam War: 257
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 118
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 80

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#46. Grainger County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.3% (1,555 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 23
— Vietnam War: 710
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 341
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 184

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#45. Wilson County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (8,996 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 121
— Korean War: 554
— Vietnam War: 3,085
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,234
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 2,086

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#44. Campbell County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.4% (2,663 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 92
— Korean War: 144
— Vietnam War: 1,230
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 449
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 378

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#43. Benton County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (1,099 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 9
— Korean War: 109
— Vietnam War: 481
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 169
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 129

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#42. Clay County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.5% (517 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 26
— Vietnam War: 176
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 44
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 120

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#41. Fentress County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (1,249 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 26
— Korean War: 184
— Vietnam War: 598
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 167
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 95

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#40. Hardin County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.6% (1,756 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 32
— Korean War: 174
— Vietnam War: 661
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 235
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 262

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#39. Hawkins County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (3,939 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 11
— Korean War: 241
— Vietnam War: 1,522
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 585
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 661

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#38. White County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (1,838 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 16
— Korean War: 191
— Vietnam War: 692
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 281
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 232

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#37. Giles County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.7% (2,030 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 36
— Korean War: 127
— Vietnam War: 1,118
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 439
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 190

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#36. Sevier County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (6,828 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 132
— Korean War: 537
— Vietnam War: 2,889
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,260
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 785

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#35. Fayette County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (2,895 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 73
— Korean War: 235
— Vietnam War: 1,152
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 611
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 434

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#34. Trousdale County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (787 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 10
— Vietnam War: 288
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 163
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 269

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#33. Jackson County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.8% (850 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 67
— Vietnam War: 368
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 184
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 100

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#32. Rhea County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 8.9% (2,270 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 56
— Korean War: 85
— Vietnam War: 1,004
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 348
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 581

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#31. Van Buren County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (421 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 14
— Korean War: 42
— Vietnam War: 230
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 19
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 81

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#30. Loudon County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.0% (3,856 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 56
— Korean War: 538
— Vietnam War: 1,492
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 587
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 555

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#29. Carroll County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.1% (1,980 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 4
— Korean War: 169
— Vietnam War: 615
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 475
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 501

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#28. Gibson County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.1% (3,389 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 90
— Korean War: 330
— Vietnam War: 1,312
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 488
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 528

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#27. Cocke County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.1% (2,600 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 75
— Korean War: 191
— Vietnam War: 1,203
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 373
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 228

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#26. Carter County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (4,216 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 68
— Korean War: 429
— Vietnam War: 1,676
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 855
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 641

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#25. Morgan County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.2% (1,599 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 83
— Korean War: 49
— Vietnam War: 659
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 311
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 230

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#24. Anderson County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.3% (5,594 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 137
— Korean War: 304
— Vietnam War: 2,208
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,082
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 974

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#23. Wayne County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.4% (1,296 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 11
— Korean War: 91
— Vietnam War: 535
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 282
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 323

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#22. Monroe County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.4% (3,444 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 64
— Korean War: 190
— Vietnam War: 1,750
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 550
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 701

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#21. Hickman County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.5% (1,876 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 21
— Korean War: 86
— Vietnam War: 681
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 599
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 470

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#20. Sullivan County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.6% (12,270 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 264
— Korean War: 1,016
— Vietnam War: 4,758
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,291
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,699

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#19. Greene County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.7% (5,414 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 273
— Korean War: 309
— Vietnam War: 2,392
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 921
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 809

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#18. Blount County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 9.8% (10,255 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 184
— Korean War: 680
— Vietnam War: 4,206
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,533
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,680

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#17. Humphreys County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.0% (1,445 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 10
— Korean War: 64
— Vietnam War: 402
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 364
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 191

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#16. Jefferson County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.1% (4,377 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 150
— Korean War: 260
— Vietnam War: 1,427
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 997
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 840

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#15. Washington County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.2% (10,585 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 320
— Korean War: 910
— Vietnam War: 3,917
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,903
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,780

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#14. Unicoi County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.2% (1,516 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 37
— Korean War: 146
— Vietnam War: 611
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 216
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 112

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#13. Johnson County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.2% (1,503 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 12
— Korean War: 132
— Vietnam War: 624
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 204
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 179

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#12. Franklin County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.7% (3,588 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 32
— Korean War: 269
— Vietnam War: 1,314
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 994
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 566

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#11. Coffee County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.9% (4,639 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 77
— Korean War: 380
— Vietnam War: 1,695
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 952
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 933

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#10. Sequatchie County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 10.9% (1,317 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 22
— Korean War: 35
— Vietnam War: 551
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 328
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 294

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#9. Henry County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.2% (2,864 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 29
— Korean War: 130
— Vietnam War: 1,143
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 481
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 412

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#8. Tipton County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.7% (5,427 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 34
— Korean War: 266
— Vietnam War: 1,562
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 2,071
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 1,570

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#7. Pickett County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 11.9% (488 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 93
— Vietnam War: 250
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 65
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 82

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#6. Roane County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.1% (5,225 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 112
— Korean War: 266
— Vietnam War: 2,186
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 1,079
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 861

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#5. Moore County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.2% (628 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 0
— Korean War: 43
— Vietnam War: 197
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 149
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 190

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#4. Houston County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.5% (804 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 29
— Korean War: 28
— Vietnam War: 288
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 238
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 176

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#3. Cumberland County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 12.7% (6,294 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 154
— Korean War: 526
— Vietnam War: 2,832
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 860
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 741

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#2. Stewart County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 14.4% (1,529 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 18
— Korean War: 96
— Vietnam War: 548
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 510
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 487

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#1. Montgomery County

– Percent of residents that are veterans: 20.0% (27,489 veterans)
– Veterans by war:
— World War II: 122
— Korean War: 572
— Vietnam War: 4,969
— Gulf War (08/1990 to 08/2001): 11,696
— Gulf War (09/2002 or later): 14,447