DENVER, CO — With Veterans Day right around the corner, Denver’s metro area was named among the best places for veterans in the United States, according to WalletHub.
Our city finished 20th on the overall list.
- Employment Rank: 6
- Economy Rank: 50
- Quality of Life Rank: 12
- Health Rank: 79
Fremont, California, finished with the highest percentage of military skill-related jobs, and the west coast city also had the lowest percentage of veterans in poverty.
The list compared the 100 largest cities in the country across 20 key indicators of veteran friendliness, including median veteran income, the number of veteran-owned businesses and housing affordability.
Each metric was listed with its corresponding weight, and the cities were subsequently graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the best veteran living situation.
The worst city for veterans? That dubious distinction was given to Detroit.
There are more than 19 million veterans currently living in the United States, according to the Veterans Association. Of these heroes, 37,800 veterans still find themselves without a home.
Here are the top 10 best cities for veterans in the nation:
- Tampa, Florida
- Austin, Texas
- Orlando, Florida
- Raleigh, North Carolina
- Scottsdale, Arizona
- Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Virginia Beach, Virginia
- Gilbert, Arizona
- St. Petersburg, Florida
- Jacksonville, Florida