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The Albany Marine Band, stationed at Marine Corps Logistics Base
Albany, GA, performs at the Marine Week Proclamation Ceremony
at the War Memorial in St. Louis, MO.
(Photo by LCpl Daniel Wetzel)
While the Active Duty population is located throughout the world, the three primary areas in which Active Duty members are assigned are the United States and its territories (86.5%), East Asia (6.3%), and Europe (5.8%).

The ten states with the highest Active Duty military populations are:
  • California (163,034),
  • Virginia (129,948),
  • Texas (129,440),
  • North Carolina (110,286),
  • Georgia (75,058),
  • Washington (61,326),
  • Florida (59,135),
  • Hawaii (46,394),
  • Kentucky (42,001), and
  • South Carolina (37,268).

This is just the Active Duty military-person. There are more family members then military personnel so for the most part you can at least double each number to get a picture of how many military & family members live in your state.

Source: 2009 Demographic Report as published by the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Military Community and Family Policy).

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