Michigan City Named Worst Place in U.S. for Veterans
Here's another ranking we'd prefer to see no Michigan cities on...
Unfortunately one Michigan city has been named the very worst place to live in the U.S. for veterans.
According to the Veterans Association, there are over 18.2 million veterans currently living in the U.S.
These veterans often face many challenges when re-entering civilian life related to heath care, employment, housing, and more. According to the VA, there are more than 33,000 homeless veterans in the U.S.
The a new report from Wallethub compares the 100 largest U.S. cities across four key dimensions: 1) Employment, 2) Economy, 3) Quality of Life and 4) Health. They looked at factors like the share of military skill-related jobs, housing affordability, veteran unemployment rate, and availability of VA health facilities.
Wallethub has ranked Detroit the worst city to live for veterans, with an overall score of 29.23
The report found Detroit to have the highest number of veterans living in poverty and tied with Baton Rouge and Newark for the highest veteran unemployment rate.
Detroit came in at 100th out of 100 in terms of employment, 91st in economy, 99th in quality of life, and 83rd in heath.
Ten Worst U.S. Cities for Veterans
- Detroit, Michigan
- Newark, New Jersey
- Memphis, Tennessee
- Chicago, Illinois
- Jersey City, New Jersey
- Indianapolis, Indiana
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Toledo, Ohio
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Santa Ana, California
On the flip side, Wallethub found that the best city in the country for vets is Raleigh, North Carolina, with an overall score of 68.91.
Best U.S. Cities for Veterans
- Raleigh, North Carolina
- Austin, Texas
- Orlando, Florida
- Tampa, Florida
- Virginia Beach, Virginia
- Scottsdale, Arizona
- Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Gilbert, Arizona
- Laredo, Texas
- Jacksonville, Florida
Check out the rest of Wallethub's findings here.