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Army Reserve Units By State 2021

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.

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.

Army Reserve Units By State 2021

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Army Reserve Units By State 2021

State Army Reserve Units 2021 Pop.
Texas31629,730,311
California28339,613,493
Florida18421,944,577
Pennsylvania18212,804,123
New York18119,299,981
Virginia1498,603,985
Illinois14712,569,321
Georgia13810,830,007
Washington1267,796,941
North Carolina12410,701,022
Maryland1136,065,436
Missouri1086,169,038
Ohio10511,714,618
Kentucky974,480,713
Alabama964,934,193
Wisconsin875,852,490
New Jersey868,874,520
Kansas762,917,224
Tennessee746,944,260
South Carolina715,277,830
Massachusetts716,912,239
Michigan709,992,427
Oklahoma643,990,443
Colorado645,893,634
Arizona607,520,103
Iowa593,167,974
Indiana596,805,663
Utah563,310,774
Minnesota535,706,398
Mississippi512,966,407
West Virginia501,767,859
Hawaii501,406,430
Louisiana494,627,002
Arkansas473,033,946
Nebraska381,951,996
Nevada303,185,786
Connecticut263,552,821
Montana221,085,004
New Mexico182,105,005
New Hampshire171,372,203
Oregon164,289,439
Idaho161,860,123
Rhode Island111,061,509
Delaware11990,334
North Dakota9770,026
Maine91,354,522
Alaska9724,357
Vermont6623,251
South Dakota5896,581
Wyoming3581,075

Army Reserve Units By State 2021