In honor of Veterans Day, the personal finance site WalletHub has put together a list of the worst cities for veterans, and whether or not surprising, a New Jersey city has topped the list this year.In honor of Veterans Day, the personal finance site WalletHub has put together a list of the worst cities for veterans, and whether or not surprising, a New Jersey city has topped the list this year.
Out of the 100 most populated U.S. cities, Newark — with the lowest veteran population and the third highest percentage of veterans living below the poverty line — ranked No. 100, despite the city also having the fourth lowest veteran unemployment rate.
Jersey City also ranked low at No. 81, despite having the fourth highest veteran wage growth.
Other “worst cities for veterans” included: Chicago; Memphis, Tennessee; San Bernardino, California; and Miami.
The top five best cities for veterans were: Lincoln, Nebraska; Gilbert, Arizona; Irvine, California; Madison, Wisconsin; and Boise, Idaho.
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WalletHub’s main criteria for each city included economic wellness, environmental, educational and health factors such as:
WalletHub also considered:
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