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Detroit named the worst city to live for veterans, study finds

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Posted at 7:38 AM, Nov 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-06 09:03:57-05

With Veterans Day coming up on Saturday, a new report from WalletHub took a look at the best cities for Veterans to live in America, and it does not look good for Detroit.

According to the WalletHub study, Detroit is the worst city in America for veterans to live, when looking at the 100 largest cities in the country.

The study found Detroit ranks 89th for jobs, 93rd in economy, 99th for quality of life and 95th for health. They ranked 89th for the most homeless veterans per veteran population as well.

WalletHub looked into many factors for their scores, using 17 metrics across the four key dimensions.

Those included veteran-owned business per veteran population, veteran unemployment rate, education opportunities, veteran population, VA benefits administration facilities per veteran population and quality of VA health facilities.

According to the study, Austin was the top city in the country for veterans to live, followed by Colorado Springs, Virginia Beach, Raleigh and Plano, Texas.