Killeen ranked in top 25 medium-sized city for veterans

Posted at 10:19 AM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 11:19:00-04

The City of Killeen was voted the No. 21 medium-sized city for veterans to live in 2019 by MilitaryTimes.

MilitaryTimes evaluated almost 600 cities of 282 small, 234 medium and 83 large sizes.

Cities are considered small with a population of fewer than 100,000, medium with a population between 100,000 and 250,000 and large with populations over 250,000.

The cities were compared across three categories: veteran and military culture and services, economic indicators and livability factors such as crime, health, school quality and traffic. The number of nearby organizations found in other MilitaryTimes' Best for Vets rankings is also considered.

Killeen had organizations listed in categories "colleges," and "franchises." Central Texas College was ranked third in the 2018 online and nontraditional schools category. There are several franchises in the Best for Vets 2018 in the city, but they were not specifically listed.

Killeen was also recognized as the Most Patriotic City in Texas by Insurify last May.

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