With Veteran's Day coming up November 11 WalletHub released the 2022's Best & Worst Places for Veterans to Live and Adam McCann, the Financial Writer for WalletHub said "Fortunately, the unemployment rate for veterans is very low at 2.7%, compared to 3.4% for the overall population. However, veteran homelessness is still a big problem, and there were already over 37,000 homeless veterans even before the financial difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic and inflation. Some states offer better conditions for those who have served our country, though".
Here are the Top 10 Cities For Veterans To Live:
10. Colorado Springs, CO
9. Irvine, CA
8. Lincoln, NE
7. Boise, ID
6. Orlando, FL
5. Tampa, FL
4. Madison, WI
3. Laredo, TX
2. Austin, TX
1. Raleigh, NC
It's great to see Boise in the Top 10, knowing we live in a community that's taking care of it's Veterans. Boise had an overall score of 66.86 and ranked in the top 3 for employment and the quality of life for Veterans.
According to WalletHub here's the methodology that was used "In order to determine the best places for veterans to live, WalletHub compared the 100 most populated U.S. cities across four key dimensions: 1) Employment, 2) Economy, 3) Quality of Life and 4) Health.
We evaluated those dimensions using 20 relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for veterans. For metrics marked with an asterisk (*), the square root of the population was used to calculate the population size in order to avoid overcompensating for minor differences across cities. Data for metrics marked with two asterisks (**) were available at state level only.
Finally, we determined each city’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its overall score and used the resulting scores to rank-order our sample. In determining our sample, we considered only the “city proper” in each case, excluding surrounding cities in the metro area".
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