The States With The Five Highest & Lowest Enlistment Rates

Here are all 50 states ranked from highest to lowest enlistment rate from the 2017 study by WalletHub, provided by Diana Popa, Communications Manager at WalletHub.

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1. Georgia — 0.921 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
2. South Carolina — 0.847 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
3. Idaho — 0.832 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
4. Alaska — 0.829 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
5. Texas — 0.819 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
6. Arizona — 0.788 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
7. Virginia — 0.786 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
8. Alabama — 0.781 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
9. North Carolina — 0.770 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
10. Florida — 0.770 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
11. Oklahoma — 0.752 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
12. Hawaii — 0.740 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
13. Wyoming — 0.716 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
14. Colorado — 0.714 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
15. Nevada — 0.708 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians


Photo: United States Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Clinton Firstbrook
Photo: United States Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Clinton Firstbrook

16. Tennessee — 0.696 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
17. Missouri — 0.690 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
18. Washington — 0.677 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
19. Montana — 0.672 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
20. Mississippi — 0.668 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
21. Oregon — 0.659 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
22. Arkansas — 0.654 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
23. Maine — 0.650 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
24. New Mexico — 0.648 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
25. Ohio — 0.643 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
26. Indiana — 0.636 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
27. Nebraska — 0.636 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
28. Kansas — 0.633 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
29. New Hampshire — 0.620 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
30. California — 0.611 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians


Photo: United States Coast Guard
Photo: United States Coast Guard

31. Maryland — 0.599 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
32. South Dakota — 0.587 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
33. Louisiana — 0.575 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
34. Michigan — 0.566 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
35. Utah — 0.550 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
36. Illinois — 0.546 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
37. Delaware — 0.546 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
38. Wisconsin — 0.537 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
39. Kentucky — 0.535 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
40. West Virginia — 0.519 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
41. Iowa — 0.518 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
42. Pennsylvania — 0.493 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
43. Connecticut — 0.439 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
44. Minnesota — 0.438 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
45. New York — 0.436 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
46. Vermont — 0.429 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
47. New Jersey — 0.426 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
48. Rhode Island — 0.408 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
49. Massachusetts — 0.407 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians
50. North Dakota — 0.358 average military enlistees per 1,000 adult civilians

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