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Indianapolis has the lowest veteran quality of life in the country



Indianapolis, Indiana – A recent survey strikes a deep blow to Indianapolis’s long-standing sense of pride.

The city has long been the home of the American Legion and is praised for the various ways it celebrates military service with monuments and memorials. However, according to the finance website WalletHub, the city is among the worst places in the nation for a veteran to call home.

The top 100 American communities are ranked in the poll 2023’s Best & Worst Places for Veterans to Live. The ranking was created, according to the authors, by combining 19 distinct criteria from four distinct categories: employment, economics, quality of life, and health.

Indianapolis performs poorly in each of the four categories.

The number of veteran-owned enterprises, the current rate of job growth, and the unemployment rate were all taken into account while calculating the employment score. Out of 100, Indianapolis is ranked 54th.

The cost of housing, veteran income, and the unemployment and homelessness rates are all included in the economy score. The city comes in at number 65 out of 100.

The number of veterans overall and the number of eateries and entertainment establishments that provide veteran discounts are among the factors that determine a person’s quality of life ranking. Indianapolis ranks a pitiful 91st out of 100 in the poll.

The last category, health, is mostly determined by the quantity and caliber of VA benefits and medical facilities. Indianapolis ranks 94th out of 100, which puts it among the lowest.

The end result: Indianapolis ranks 95th out of 100 cities, placing it ahead of only Jersey City, Detroit, Newark, Memphis, and Chicago.

Top-ranking Sunbelt states are dominated by them. Raleigh, North Carolina, scores highly in Employment, Economy, and Quality of Life, making it the winner. Rounding out the Top 5 are Virginia Beach, Austin, Orlando, and Tampa.

Furthermore promoting its new Military Money Survey is WalletHub. The study examines how people see life in the armed forces. More than half of Americans believe that military families are more negatively impacted by inflation than civilian households. The majority of respondents believe that a lack of financial literacy among military personnel poses a risk to national security.



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