Scottsdale, Gilbert Among Top Cities For Veterans To Live

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Scottsdale, and Gilbert, Arizona are great places to live, but it is one of the 10 top best places for veterans to live, according to a recently release report.

With Veterans Day around the corner and 71 percent of VA medical centers recently demonstrating increases in quality in the past year, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst Places for Veterans to Live as well as accompanying videos.

The report compares the 100 largest U.S. cities across 18 key metrics, ranging from share of military skill-related jobs to housing affordability to availability of VA health facilities.

Best Cities for Veterans Worst Cities for Veterans
1 Austin, TX 91 Philadelphia, PA
2 Scottsdale, AZ 92 Cleveland, OH
3 Colorado Springs, CO 93 Baton Rouge, LA
4 Raleigh, NC 94 San Bernardino, CA
5 Gilbert, AZ 95 Toledo, OH
6 Plano, TX 96 Baltimore, MD
7 Virginia Beach, VA 97 Fresno, CA
8 Irvine, CA 98 Memphis, TN
9 Tampa, FL 99 Newark, NJ
10 Orlando, FL 100 Detroit, MI

Best vs. Worst

  • Virginia Beach, Virginia, has the highest veteran population, 130.43, which is 15.3 times higher than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the lowest at 8.51.
  • Chesapeake, Virginia, has the highest veteran income adjusted for cost of living, $56,568, which is 2.8 times higher than in Newark, New Jersey, the city with the lowest at $20,462.
  • Stockton, California, has one of the lowest shares of veterans living below the poverty line, 1.91 percent, which is 11 times lower than in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the city with the highest at 21.05 percent.
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia, has the lowest ratio of homeless veterans to the veteran population, 0.65, which is 49.1 times lower than in San Francisco, the city with highest at 31.89.
  • Plano, Texas, has the lowest veteran unemployment rate, 2.40 percent, which is 6.5 times lower than in Detroit, the city with highest at 15.60 percent.

3 Comments on "Scottsdale, Gilbert Among Top Cities For Veterans To Live"

  1. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you ADI for beginning my day with the perfect vision of a line of squared-away USMC Sergeants in their dress-blues! Totally inspirational!

  2. Tucson COULD be on the best list IF we get rid of the dead weight on the various political offices such as the bored of stupids (tusd), the other bored of stupids (pima co), the city clowncil. Tucson has no real economy for vets to want to come to. Most would like a job for some income, and East LA does have some to offer. All tucson has to offer are really stupid politicians in office, and nothing but BAD ROADS, NO economy (unless building vacant houses and mini malls count). Just drive around and look at the parks all are filled with bums/homeless. they are Standing on corners with signs claiming to be VETS and if they are and are disables they need to get to the VA/DAV not the local corner.

    SO TUCSON, WAKE UP get rid of the political clowns and their OWNERS who control this area and you too can be ranked as a desirable place to live.

  3. another maybe less than favorite place for the military to live will be the north side of DMAFB where the ARMY is moving in! Ready and able for border duty 0oooooo RAH!!! GO ARMY! Deployment has started in earnest here they come by the thousands. The cold / hot temperatures of the open air setting will have some grumbling I’m sure…

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