St. Petersburg, Florida recently was named one of the 10 best cities in the United States for veterans and their families based on metrics like percentage of veterans among the total population, number of veteran-owned businesses, veteran employment status and income, air quality and green space, and number of veteran healthcare providers, among others.
Coworking Cafe highlighted St. Pete in "Back to Civilian Life: Ranking America’s Best Cities for Veterans & Their Families," as the #8 city in the U.S. for veterans, noting:
With its warm climate and thriving business scene that generates great job opportunities, the state of Florida caters to veterans in many vital ways. This includes homestead tax exemptions, education and tuition assistance and other special benefits. Across the metrics analyzed, St. Petersburg shined due to its 0% unemployment rate among veterans, as well as the second-highest number of specialized health care providers (two), which was only topped by NYC. The city also has plenty of green spaces for outdoor enthusiasts and a solid number of pediatricians per 100,000 children — 114, making it a great place for families.
Coworking Cafe analyzed and ranked 79 U.S. cities, each with a veteran population of more than 10,000, looking at:
- Share of veterans out of the total population
- Number of businesses owned by veterans
- Unemployment rate among veterans
- Median income among veterans
- Number of veteran health care providers
- Number of coworking spaces
- Number of acres of green spaces per 1,000 residents
- Air quality index
- Number of pediatricians per 100,000 children
- School rank
For the complete report, visit "Back to Civilian Life: Ranking America’s Best Cities for Veterans & Their Families."
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