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According to the Veterans Association, there are over 18.2 million vets currently living in the U.S.

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As Veterans Day approaches which is November 11, WalletHub has unveiled its comprehensive report on the Best & Worst Places for Veterans to Live in 2023. This report evaluates the 100 largest cities in the United States, considering 19 metrics, ranging from the presence of military skill-related job opportunities to housing affordability and the accessibility of VA health facilities.



Additionally, WalletHub has released findings from its 2023 Military Money Survey, uncovering that 52% of Americans believe inflation is impacting military families more severely than civilians.

Life as a Veteran in Indianapolis:

  • Overall rank for Indianapolis: out of 100 Indy ranks at 95th 
  • 37th – Veteran Population
  • 26th – Housing Affordability
  • 78th – Homeless Veterans per Veteran Population
  • 47th – Median Veteran Income (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 60th – % of Veterans in Poverty
  • 28th – % of Military Skill-Related Jobs
  • 65th – Unemployment Rate
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Military Money Survey

  • 52% of Americans are of the opinion that inflation is disproportionately affecting military families compared to civilians.
  • 65% of respondents believe that the military does not sufficiently educate its personnel about financial literacy.
  • Nearly two-thirds of individuals believe that inadequate financial literacy among military personnel poses a national security threat.
  • Seven out of ten military members view joining the military as a favorable financial choice.
  • Over two-thirds of Americans advocate for military personnel not having to pay interest on debt or income taxes while deployed.
  • 44% of respondents are willing to allocate at least 10% of their income to support the military.