With a large military community, a very active port and many veterans, a social media website has ranked San Diego the most patriotic city in the United States.
Just in time for the 4th of July, America’s Finest City has topped a list of the Top 10 Most Patriotic Cities, as released by MyLife.
The social media website’s analysis took a look at four sets of data to determine patriotic pride including the percentage of population in the Armed Forces, total spending on U.S. military veterans, the popularity of fireworks and community and social service workers.
San Diego nabbed the top spot, in part by ranking 5th in total spending on vets and 5th in popularity of fireworks in July, according to MyLife. The city was one of only two in California to make the cut.
After San Diego, other patriotic cities on the list include, in order: San Antonio; Austin, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; Oklahoma City; Las Vegas; Long Beach, Calif.; El Paso, Texas; Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Houston.
Speaking of red, white and blue pride, here’s a list of communities around San Diego County hosting 4th of July events this Friday and, of course, fireworks.