Which States Have Highest Military Representation?

Posted July 16, 2014 at 11:57am

Business Insider reports that “the U.S. military does not fully reflect the demography of the United States, at least not in terms of the places American servicemembers hail from.”  

“According to data from the Census Bureau’s 2013 population estimates and the Department of Defense, young adults from some states are more likely to enlist in the military. As the above map demonstrates people between the ages of 18 and 24 from Florida, Georgia, or Maine, are more likely to join the armed forces than their counterparts in lower enlistment-rate states like North Dakota or Utah.”