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Florida Is #1 For Military Retirees And Memorial Day By The Numbers


With May being Military Appreciation Month and the military pension system undergoing significant change this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst States for Military Retirees to go along with its Memorial Day By The Numbers infographic.

To help our troops plan their years after service, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 22 key indicators of retirement-friendliness toward veterans. The data set ranges from job opportunities for veterans to housing affordability to quality of VA hospitals.

Military Retirement in Florida (1=Best; 25=Avg.)

  • 21st Veterans per Capita
  • 5th Number of VA Health Facilities per Number of Veterans
  • 29th Veteran Job Opportunities
  • 6th Number of VA Benefits-Administration Facilities per Number of Veterans
  • 27th Cost-of-Living Index
  • 24th Arts, Leisure & Recreation Establishments per Capita
  • 5th % of Population Aged 40 & Older

Memorial Day 2017 By The Numbers:

  • 102 – Number of members in the 115th Congress who have served in the U.S. military
  • 25 – Number of American cities that have claimed to be the birthplace of Memorial Day
  • 818 – Number of hot dogs consumed every second from Memorial Day to Labor Day (seven billion total)
  • 20 to 90 Percent off – Discounts shoppers can expect during Memorial Day weekend sales
  • $139+ Million – Estimated value of items that will be lost this Memorial Day weekend
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