New Orleans Ranks in the Middle on Best & Worst Places For Veterans to Live List

Baton Rouge lands in bottom 20 percent

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Personal finance website WalletHub released its report on 2017's Best & Worst Places for Veterans to Live and New Orleans lands in the middle for where veterans should put down roots.

WalletHub’s analysts compared 100 of the largest cities in the U.S. across key metrics, ranging from military skill-related jobs to housing affordability to availability of Veterans Administration health facilities. New Orleans ranked 56th overall, with all of its rankings around the halfway mark. The city’s economy ranks 43rd which includes housing affordability and median veteran income. Military jobs rank 54th on the list. The city’s health facilities for veterans and quality of life both rank 55th on the list out of 100.

Baton Rouge has a dismal overall rank of 80th place, making it among the worst cities on the list for veterans to live, according to WalletHub. Baton Rouge’s total score was just under 48 out of a possible 100.

Baton Rouge’s job opportunities for military ranks 75th place among 100 cities. Baton Rouge’s economy, which factors in affordable veteran housing and median veteran income, puts the area in 77th place. Baton Rouge’s health rank, which factors in Veterans Administration health facilities, is a bit higher at 62nd place and the quality of life ranks 67th out of 100 cities.

Detroit came in last place in the study with an overall score of just under 27 out of 100, with its job rank in 89th place, its economy in 93rd place and quality of life 99th place.

Click here to read the full report.

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