- Posted July 4, 2014 by
San Diego, considered the most patriotic in the United States
MyLife conducted its poll and released the data just in time for the 4th of July celebrations taken place over this weekend.
MyLife created a list of the top 100 cities in the nation with the largest populations, and then ranked them against one another in categories such as the percentage of those populations that were in the Armed Forces, the cities’ total spending on veterans, the popularity of fireworks in July, and the amount of community and social service workers.
If the determined average fell far below the score of a particular city, that meant the city ranked highest; and out of 100 cities throughout the nation, San Diego scored the highest of all.
San Diego, home os San Diego Home Finder, is known to have an abundant military community, from veterans that reside there to those engaging with the bustling port (including a large naval base). It ranked fifth in the categories of total spending on veterans and popularity of fireworks in July.
These results, however, are not indicative of patriotism practiced throughout entire states; while California cities like San Diego and Long Beach and Texas cities such as Fort Worth, El Paso and Houston all made the top 10, the California cities of Santa Ana and Fremont, as well as the Texas cities of Plano and Garland, were in the bottom 20. Laredo, Texas came dead last.
San Diego is also considered a Foreign Trade Zone, which means that international goods can be loaded, unloaded, stored and manufactured there without being subject to customs taxes and fees. This is another characteristic that makes it an asset to the country.
It seems only fitting that “America’s Finest City” should be given this title as the national holiday of American independence is celebrated on the 4th. Certainly, a city that does so much to support our troops and help those in need is a stand-up example of the values that the United States deems most important.