This map shows the 101 counties in the USA where the highest percentage of residents keep guns in their homes.

The most heavily armed county in the US is (drum roll, please)… Stewart County, Tennessee.

That’s based on an a count of the “highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes,” according to

Second place goes to Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, and third is Nez Perce County, Idaho. compiled the list (We should note there’s no source posted for the city-data list) and created the map.

Texas, one of the most gun friendly states in America, surprisingly does not have one of the top 20 most armed counties. The counties that San Antonio, and Ft. Worth rank 94 and 95, respectively.

Here are the top 20 most armed counties:

1. Stewart County, TN (Indian Mound-Bumpus Mills, Cumberland City-Carlisle, Dover) (pop. 12,370) 64.0%
2. Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK (Fairbanks, Badger, College) (pop. 82,840) 59.1%
3. Nez Perce County, ID (Lewiston, Lapwai, Leland) (pop. 37,410) 59.0%
4. Natrona County, WY (Casper, Hells Half Acre, Mills) (pop. 66,533) 56.9%
5. Summit County, UT (Park City, Summit Park, Snyderville) (pop. 29,736) 53.0%
6. Rapides Parish, LA (Alexandria, Pineville, Ball) (pop. 126,337) 52.8%
7. Orange County, VT (Randolph, Williamstown, Thetford) (pop. 28,226) 52.6%
8. Teller County, CO (Divide, Woodland Park, Cripple Creek) (pop. 20,555) 52.3%
9. Canyon County, ID (Nampa, Caldwell, Huston) (pop. 131,441) 51.4%
10. Tooele County, UT (Tooele, Grantsville, Erda) (pop. 40,735) 51.3%
11. Aiken County, SC (Aiken, North Augusta, Beech Island) (pop. 142,552) 50.0%
12. Laramie County, WY (Cheyenne, Ranchettes, Warren AFB) (pop. 81,607) 49.9%
13. Pennington County, SD (Rapid City, Rapid Valley, Box Elder) (pop. 88,565) 49.4%
14. Rutland County, VT (Rutland, Castleton, Pittsford) (pop. 63,400) 49.1%
15. Yellowstone County, MT (Billings, South Yellowstone, Laurel) (pop. 129,352) 48.7%
16. Weber County, UT (Ogden, Roy, North Ogden) (pop. 196,533) 48.6%
17. Franklin County, VT (St. Albans, Georgia, Fairfax) (pop. 45,417) 48.5%
18. Anchorage Municipality, AK (Anchorage) (pop. 260,283) 48.3%
19. Terrebonne Parish, LA (Houma, Bayou Cane, Schriever) (pop. 104,503) 47.9%
20. Ouachita Parish, LA (Monroe, West Monroe, Claiborne) (pop. 147,250)

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7 Responses

  1. Jr

    They will never know this because only registered wepons are reported. I have about 30 guns and only one registered.

  2. John wayne

    now lets see a map of unregistered guns lol that will tel the story we in Texas are not required to Register guns so this map is not reliable

  3. Janie

    Guns aren’t required to be registered in Florida. You need to apply for a permit to carry concealed but that still doesn’t mean even one gun is registered. The gov’t has been scheduling a 100% covered Medicare annual exam since 2015 where most of the questions asked consist of: Are you ever depressed? Do you or does anyone in your household own a gun? Where do you keep your gun? How many guns do you have? I’m guessing most people answer “NO” to all the questions.

  4. Brenda

    Texas guns are handed down from generation to generation they have no idea how many guns are where!!!!!


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