Austin second-best large city for veteransAustin second-best large city for veteranshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=233932019-11-05T06:00:00Z2019-11-05T14:00:00Z

​​​​​WASHINGTON – Austin has ranked as the second-best large city for veterans, according to a WalletHub study. Tampa, Fla., topped the list.

The Texas capital ranked seventh in quality of life, 11th in employment, 17th in economy, and 20th in health. 

Four other Texas cities landed in the top 25 overall rankings. They were:

  • No. 13 Fort Worth, ranking fifth in economy, 20th in health, 32nd in quality of life, and 70th in employment;

  • No. 14 Plano, ranking tenth in quality of life, 20th in health, 44th in ecoomy, and 82nd in employment;

  • No. 19 Laredo, ranking first in economy, 20th in health, 33rd in employment, and 78th in quality of life; and 

  • No. 21 San Antonio, ranking 19th in quality of life, 27th in economy, 29th in employment, and 47th in health. 

Laredo had the second lowest percent of veterans in poverty. 

Lubbock (​38th overall) and Arlington (31st) tied for first with Santa Ana, Calif.; Madison, Wis.; Durham, N.C.; and Boise, Idaho in lowest veteran unemployment rate. 

To determine the rankings, WalletHub compared the 100 most populated U.S. cities using 20 metrics. ​

Veterans are a key segment for Texas' many military housing markets. Due to their population size and high homeownership rate, they can have a strong impact. For more on this, read "Home Front: How the Military Influences Texas Housing Markets." ​​

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