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Even in a pandemic, Austin is still making headlines as one of the best places to live in the U.S. With Veterans Day coming up on Wednesday, Austin ranked fifth for the best city for veterans to live in the U.S.


WalletHub matched Austin and 99 other big cities in the U.S. across criteria including livability, affordability and veteran-friendliness. The city scored a 67.95 out of 100. In the individual categories, out of 100, Austin scored a 31 for employment rank, a 24 for economy, an 11 for quality of life, and a 22 for health.

Topping the rankings were: #1 Orlando, Florida; #2 Irvine, California; #3 Tampa, Florida; and #4 Raleigh, North Carolina.

Source: WalletHub

Of the 19.5 million veterans who live in the U.S., around 49,819 live in Travis County. Austin is the highest ranked city in Texas, followed by Fort Worth and San Antonio, ranked 23 and 24 respectively.

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