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Ranking of best, worst cities for veterans shows Lexington serves them quite well


In 2013, there were 21.4 million military veterans in the United States, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. In honor of those who fought bravely, WalletHub.com took on the mission of finding the best and worst cities for former service people. Staffers of the social finance website drew upon 19 key metrics to rank 100 of the most populated U.S. cities. The data set ranges from the percentage of military skill-related jobs to the availability of VA health facilities.
 

The state of Kentucky appears to be doing a good job when it comes to serving its veterans, coming in as the 12th best city for veterans. The 11 cities doing a better job were: Lincoln, Nebraska; Gilbert, Arizona; Irvine, California; Madison, Wisconsin; Boise, Idaho; Omaha, Nebraska; Chesapeake, Virginia; Laredo, Texas; Mesa, Arizona; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 

Louisville, the only other Kentucky city on the list, was ranked No. 30.
 

At the bottom of the list was Newark, New Jersey.
 

To see where other U.S. cities landed, click here.
 


 

From WalletHub.com


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