Bonus List

U.S. STATES WITH THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF THEIR PEOPLE BORN BEFORE 1930 WHO WERE WORLD WAR II VETERANS

The Western United States has the most World War II veterans as a percentage of the population born before 1930 (essentially, those 70 or older during the 2000 US Census; most of these people would have been old enough to have served in World War II). Overall, the Eastern United States had lower figures, though some other outliers included North Dakota (possibly the agriculture resulted in a higher need for people to stay home to help feed the US?) and Hawaii.

One variable that had some effect on these figures is the ratio of men to women within that age group. All of these states had more women than men in that age group, but since almost all World War II veterans were men, then the states with a higher percentage of elderly women would be more likely to rank lower than states where the numbers of older men versus older women were more balanced.

Most Veterans:

STATE

1. Nevada
2. Arizona
3. Alaska
4. Oregon
5. Utah
6. Idaho
7. New Hampshire
8. Montana
9. New Mexico
10. Colorado
10. Florida
10. Washington
10. Wyoming
HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF WWII VETERANS
AMONG PEOPLE 70 AND OLDER IN 2000
29.3
27.7
26.8
26.4
26.2
25.8
25.7
25.4
25.3
25.1
25.1
25.1
25.1

Fewest Veterans:

STATE

1. North Dakota
2. Hawaii
3. New York
4. South Dakota
5. Tennessee
6. Mississippi
7. Georgia
7. Iowa
9. Alabama
(District of Columbia
10. Kentucky
10. Nebraska
LOWEST PERCENTAGE OF WWII VETERANS
AMONG PEOPLE 70 AND OLDER IN 2000
17.0
19.2
19.6
19.9
20.2
20.3
20.4
20.4
20.7
20.7)
20.8
20.8


Source of Data: 2000 U.S. Census.

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