GREENVILLE, N.C (WNCT) — For decades, North Carolina has been home to military installations like Camp Lejeune, New River Cherry Point and Seymour Johnson. It’s also been a state with heavy support for the troops.

So, it’s no surprise that the state ranks among the best for being among the most military-friendly states, especially for retirees. North Carolina ranks 11th out of the 50 states overall, according to a new report from personal-finance website WalletHub.

With May being Military Appreciation Month and the U.S. sending additional troops to NATO countries in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, WalletHub on Monday released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States for Military Retirees, as well as accompanying videos and its Memorial Day Facts infographic.  

WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 29 key indicators of retirement-friendliness toward veterans. The data set ranges from job opportunities for veterans to housing affordability to the quality of VA hospitals.

Source: WalletHub

Memorial Day Facts

  • 91 – Number of members of the 117th Congress who have served in the U.S. military, the lowest total since at least World War II.
     
  • 3 Million – Number of people expected to travel by plane over Memorial Day weekend (up 25% over 2021).
     
  • 818 – Number of hot dogs consumed every second from Memorial Day to Labor Day (seven billion total).
     
  • 20 to 70 Percent Off – Discount shoppers can expect during Memorial Day weekend sales.

To view the full report, you can click here.