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Best Cities for Veterans—Honolulu Ranks 44th
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WalletHub Study: 2015’s Best & Worst Cities for Veterans

From Wallet Hub, November 9, 2015

With Nov. 11 being Veterans Day and about 422,000 veterans struggling to find work in the U.S., the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best & Worst Cities for Veterans.

In honor of the sacrifices made by our former military service members, WalletHub’s analysts compared 100 of the most populated U.S. cities across 18 key metrics to help veterans find the most livable cities to call home. The data set ranges from the percentage of military skill-related jobs to the availability of VA health facilities.

Best Cities for Veterans   Worst Cities for Veterans
  1 Irvine, CA   91 Lexington, KY
  2 Scottsdale, AZ   92 Indianapolis, IN
  3 Raleigh, NC   93 Memphis, TN
  4 Orlando, FL   94 North Las Vegas, NV
  5 Gilbert, AZ   95 Fort Wayne, IN
  6 San Diego, CA   96 Miami, FL
  7 El Paso, TX   97 Boston, MA
  8 Sacramento, CA   98 Hialeah, FL
  9 Austin, TX   99 Newark, NJ
  10 Lubbock, TX   100 Detroit, MI

Key Stats

  • The veteran population is 18 times bigger in Virginia Beach, Va., than in Hialeah, Fla.
  • The veteran income adjusted for cost of living is four times higher in Chesapeake, Va., than in Newark, N.J.
  • The percentage of veterans living below the poverty line is 19 times higher in Newark, N.J., than in Garland, Texas.
  • The ratio of homeless veterans to the veteran population is 28 times higher in San Francisco than in Virginia Beach, Va.
  • The veteran unemployment rate is 31 times higher in Virginia Beach, Va., than in Irvine, Calif.

For the full report and to see where your city ranks, please visit:

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Overall Score

‘Economic Wellness’ Rank

‘Environment, Education & Health’ Rank

44 Honolulu, HI 59.21 96 2

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