Army Reserve Units By State 2020

The United States Army Reserve (USAR) is a reserve force of the U.S. Army. A reserve force is a military organization comprised of citizen-soldiers of a country who combine a military role or career with a civilian career. Army reserve soldiers’ main role to be available and ready to fight when their military requires extra manpower.

Reserve forces allow a country to maintain a war-ready force while reducing its peacetime military expenditures. The U.S. Army Reserve was founded in 1908 as the Medical Reserve Corps. After World War I, the National Defense Act of 1920 authorized an Organized Reserve, which became the Army Reserve.

The U.S. Army Reserve has a congressionally authorized size of 199,000 soldiers, over 11,000 civilians, and 2,075 units that are present and operating and all 50 U.S. states, five U.S. territories, and 30 countries.

The number of Army Reserve units varies by state.

Army Reserve Units by State

Below is the number of Army Reserve units in every state. The number of units in every state is relatively proportional to that state’s population. States like Texas and California have the highest number of units, while less populated states, such as Wyoming and Vermont, have much fewer units.

  • Alabama: 96
  • Alaska: 9
  • Arizona: 60
  • Arkansas: 47
  • California: 283
  • Colorado: 64
  • Connecticut: 26
  • Delaware: 11
  • Florida: 184
  • Georgia: 138
  • Hawaii: 50
  • Idaho: 16
  • Illinois: 147
  • Indiana: 59
  • Iowa: 59
  • Kansas: 76
  • Kentucky: 97
  • Louisiana: 49
  • Maine: 9
  • Maryland: 113
  • Massachusetts: 71
  • Michigan: 70
  • Minnesota: 53
  • Mississippi: 51
  • Missouri: 108
  • Montana: 22
  • Nebraska: 38
  • Nevada: 30
  • New Hampshire: 17
  • New Jersey: 86
  • New Mexico: 18
  • New York: 181
  • North Carolina: 124
  • North Dakota: 9
  • Ohio: 105
  • Oklahoma: 64
  • Oregon: 16
  • Pennsylvania: 182
  • Rhode Island: 11
  • South Carolina: 71
  • South Dakota: 5
  • Tennessee: 74
  • Texas: 316
  • Utah: 56
  • Vermont: 6
  • Virginia: 149
  • Washington: 126
  • West Virginia: 50
  • Wisconsin: 87
  • Wyoming: 3

Army Reserve Units By State 2020

State 2020 Pop.
Alabama4,908,620
Alaska734,002
Arizona7,378,490
Arkansas3,039,000
California39,937,500
Colorado5,845,530
Connecticut3,563,080
Delaware982,895
District of Columbia720,687
Florida21,993,000
Georgia10,736,100
Hawaii1,412,690
Idaho1,826,160
Illinois12,659,700
Indiana6,745,350
Iowa3,179,850
Kansas2,910,360
Kentucky4,499,690
Louisiana4,645,180
Maine1,345,790
Maryland6,083,120
Massachusetts6,976,600
Michigan10,045,000
Minnesota5,700,670
Mississippi2,989,260
Missouri6,169,270
Montana1,086,760
Nebraska1,952,570
Nevada3,139,660
New Hampshire1,371,250
New Jersey8,936,570
New Mexico2,096,640
New York19,440,500
North Carolina10,611,900
North Dakota761,723
Ohio11,747,700
Oklahoma3,954,820
Oregon4,301,090
Pennsylvania12,820,900
Rhode Island1,056,160
South Carolina5,210,100
South Dakota903,027
Tennessee6,897,580
Texas29,472,300
Utah3,282,120
Vermont628,061
Virginia8,626,210
Washington7,797,100
West Virginia1,778,070
Wisconsin5,851,750
Wyoming567,025