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Sacramento ranks high among best cities for veterans to live. Here’s why

Guests, volunteers and veterans gather at the Friendship Park last year during a special service to honor veterans at Loaves and Fishes in Sacramento. The cities ranks high on a national survey’s list of best cities for veterans to live.
Guests, volunteers and veterans gather at the Friendship Park last year during a special service to honor veterans at Loaves and Fishes in Sacramento. The cities ranks high on a national survey’s list of best cities for veterans to live. Bee file

With Veterans Day approaching, a national poll ranked best places for service members to live. Sacramento fared well on the list.

California’s capital city ranks 20th overall and third in the state on WalletHub’s list of 100 large United States cities.

Source: WalletHub

Why does Sacramento rank so high?

According to the data set, the city ranked high in two categories: VA health facilities per veteran population (third overall) and VA benefits administration facilities per veteran population (fifth).

Overall, Sacramento received a score of 61.31. Only two California cities ranked higher: Fremont (seventh, 65.2) and San Diego (ninth, 62.98).

Austin, the Texas capital, led the list at 73.81.

WalletHub, a site which specializes in credit reports, weighed four key dimensions to compile its rankings: employment, economy, quality of life and health. To evaluate those dimensions, 17 key indicators of livability, affordability and veteran friendliness were weighed.

The rankings were created with data from several sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. News & World Report.

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