With a robust military population, one survey has ranked San Diego one of the best cities for U.S. veterans.
WalletHub, a personal finance website, has released a list that ranks the 2015 Best & Worst Cities for Veterans, based on important factors such as the percentage of military skill-related jobs and availability of VA health facilities and other key metrics across 100 of the most-populated U.S. cities.
According to the study, San Diego ranks the No. 6 best city for veterans. The other cities in the top five spots include, in order: Irvine, Calif.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Raleigh, N.C.; Orlando, Fla.; and Gilbert, Ariz.
WalletHub says San Diego ranks 27th in the percentage of military skill-related jobs and 26th in educational opportunities for veterans. In percentage of vets living below the poverty line and the size of the veteran population, San Diego ranks 22nd and 13th, respectively. The city ranks 11th in crime rate and 32nd in the rate of veteran income growth, according to the study.
Chula Vista, also in San Diego County, snagged the No. 12 spot on the list. WalletHub says Chula Vista ranks the No. 5 best city in the county for highest veteran income growth.
To see the full rankings for the 2015 Best & Worst Cities for Veterans, click here.