Texas veterans make up 6.8 percent of state’s population, among them, 6.5 percent live in poverty

U.S. veterans who are Texas residents account for 6.8 percent of the state’s population, the 16th-lowest out of all 50 states, an analysis by 24/7 Wall St. has found.

Military veterans in Texas total 1,435,787, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Among them, 6.5 percent live in poverty, and 1,806 of them are homeless, or. 12 percent, according to 24/7 Wall St.

Nationwide, roughly 20 percent out 18 million U.S. veterans served after the 9/11 terrorist acts. Roughly 33 percent served during the Vietnam era.

Currently, 1.2 million of the veterans live in poverty nationwide, and 37,000 are homeless, the analysis found.

Many of the states where large percentages of veterans live have major military installations and large shares of active-duty troops, according to the report.

States that have the largest share of veterans:

Rank State Veteran Population Veterans as % of State Population # of Veterans Who Served in Wars After Sept. 11, 2001 # of Vietnam-era Veterans Veteran Labor Force Participation Rate % of Veterans Living in Poverty # of Homeless Veterans
1 Alaska 67,635 12.6% 25,373 20,885 76.8% 7.5% 111
2 Virginia 670,273 10.3% 221,696 198,524 83.6% 4.9% 447
3 Wyoming 45,252 10.3% 10,543 17,919 84.3% 4.5% 51
4 Montana 84,392 10.2% 17,989 32,940 78.5% 7.6% 205
5 Maine 105,385 9.7% 15,403 41,119 71.1% 5.9% 116
6 Hawaii 102,915 9.6% 34,911 33,908 84.7% 4.3% 505
7 Idaho 121,327 9.3% 24,245 46,036 76.0% 6.4% 201
8 South Carolina 363,194 9.2% 77,043 136,178 76.0% 8.5% 462
9 New Mexico 146,147 9.1% 33,962 57,060 72.0% 9.4% 257
10 Nevada 211,114 9.0% 45,362 76,028 76.6% 8.0% 674
11 Arizona 496,239 9.0% 100,002 190,010 76.5% 6.8% 910
12 Oklahoma 266,513 9.0% 63,647 98,743 74.4% 7.2% 280
13 Washington 520,226 8.9% 124,157 185,141 78.1% 5.8% 1,585
14 Delaware 66,896 8.8% 12,053 25,349 78.0% 6.0% 65
15 West Virginia 126,473 8.8% 19,690 50,933 68.1% 9.9% 137
16 Alabama 324,612 8.6% 76,638 114,539 71.3% 7.3% 292
17 New Hampshire 93,957 8.6% 14,488 35,982 81.0% 3.7% 113
18 Florida 1,439,606 8.5% 264,521 520,697 75.0% 6.6% 2,472
19 Colorado 371,081 8.4% 98,231 125,501 80.2% 6.2% 1,068
20 Oregon 279,132 8.4% 46,392 110,596 72.7% 7.2% 1,438
21 North Carolina 667,035 8.3% 161,466 224,691 76.0% 6.8% 907
22 South Dakota 54,691 8.2% 12,178 20,923 78.3% 5.4% 66
23 Tennessee 429,585 8.2% 96,531 153,462 73.5% 6.3% 679
24 Kansas 178,959 8.2% 44,131 60,993 78.5% 7.4% 189
25 Arkansas 187,903 8.1% 36,393 69,185 69.7% 8.2% 238
26 Missouri 384,150 8.1% 70,919 148,953 75.3% 7.3% 488
27 Nebraska 116,754 8.1% 24,870 40,072 84.7% 5.4% 175
28 North Dakota 45,135 7.8% 10,874 15,677 85.2% 7.7% 49
29 Maryland 363,178 7.8% 96,715 111,591 83.1% 4.2% 490
30 Georgia 609,508 7.6% 144,746 200,319 76.9% 6.4% 801
31 Iowa 184,032 7.6% 29,563 66,990 80.5% 5.7% 149
32 Kentucky 261,887 7.6% 52,350 92,698 70.8% 7.8% 447
33 Ohio 680,310 7.5% 111,617 245,852 77.4% 7.2% 676
34 Indiana 380,079 7.4% 67,155 136,161 78.8% 7.4% 572
35 Pennsylvania 745,909 7.3% 112,778 278,351 77.6% 6.9% 857
36 Wisconsin 326,288 7.2% 49,132 124,986 77.7% 5.8% 359
37 Mississippi 162,926 7.2% 37,216 52,935 73.3% 6.8% 72
38 Louisiana 247,339 7.0% 53,908 87,280 72.3% 9.5% 360
39 Minnesota 294,377 6.8% 46,837 111,668 79.6% 6.3% 297
40 Michigan 530,572 6.8% 74,655 203,602 74.7% 7.4% 599
41 Texas 1,435,787 6.8% 396,060 471,690 78.0% 6.5% 1,806
42 Vermont 33,986 6.7% 3,806 15,017 73.3% 6.2% 87
43 Rhode Island 54,848 6.5% 11,227 21,323 81.4% 8.3% 92
44 Connecticut 165,029 5.8% 26,712 61,354 81.1% 5.8% 195
45 Illinois 559,656 5.7% 98,857 203,913 78.5% 6.6% 690
46 Utah 120,410 5.4% 29,671 41,246 82.1% 4.9% 211
47 Massachusetts 292,644 5.3% 48,182 103,306 79.8% 6.3% 917
48 California 1,538,797 5.1% 325,615 537,650 76.4% 7.1% 10,980
49 New Jersey 308,012 4.4% 49,242 112,419 81.3% 4.9% 551
50 New York 678,833 4.4% 106,916 246,548 74.0% 6.8% 1,270

Source: 24/7 Wall St.



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