The 5 Best, Worst US Cities for Veterans

Scottsdale is the place to be
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2016 7:09 AM CST
Veterans from Korea, Vietnam, and World War II pose in Phelan, Calif.   (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP)

(Newser) – Veterans in some Texas cities appear to be living a sweeter life than those in other parts of the country, according to WalletHub. The site gave cities a score out of 100, based on 21 factors of "veteran-friendliness," including the availability of VA services, veteran income, the veteran unemployment rate, and the population of veterans. (See more on the methodology here.) The five best and worst cities for veterans:


  1. Scottsdale, Ariz.: 73.5
  2. Laredo, Texas: 70.2
  3. Irvine, Calif.: 70.1
  4. Plano, Texas: 69.1
  5. Austin, Texas: 69.0


  1. Detroit, Mich.: 28.0
  2. Newark, NJ: 33.6
  3. Cleveland, Ohio: 34.4
  4. Memphis, Tenn.: 39.0
  5. Boston, Mass.: 39.6
Click for the full rankings, or see the 10 best big US cities. (Read more veterans stories.)

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