Wallet Hub: Arizona Ranks 16th among most patriotic states

With Americans preparing to show their national pride this Fourth of July, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2019’s Most Patriotic States in America.

Overall, Arizona ranked number 16 out of the 50 states. New Hampshire was number one and New Jersey is dead last.

To determine where Americans have the most red, white and blue pride, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 13 key indicators of patriotism. The data set ranges from average number of military enlistees to share of adults who voted in the 2016 presidential election to AmeriCorps volunteers per capita.

Patriotism in Arizona (1=Most Patriotic; 25=Avg.):

  • 6th – Average Number of Military Enlistees per 1,000 Civilian Adults
  • 26th – Active-Duty Military Personnel per 100,000 Civilian Adults
  • 28th – Peace Corps Volunteers per Capita
  • 16th – Veterans per 1,000 Civilian Adults
  • 1st – Civics Education Requirement
  • 22nd – Volunteer Hours per Resident
  • 18th – AmeriCorps Volunteers per Capita

With the Fourth of July just days away, the personal-finance website WalletHub also released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst Places for 4th of July Celebrations.

To determine the best places to celebrate the most star-spangled occasion, WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities based on how well they balance holiday cost and fun. The data set of 20 key metrics ranges from average beer and wine prices to duration of fireworks shows to Fourth of July weather forecast. Scottsdale ranked number 12.

Best Cities to Celebrate Fourth of July
1 New York, NY 11 New Orleans, LA
2 Los Angeles, CA 12 Scottsdale, AZ
3 San Diego, CA 13 Milwaukee, WI
4 Washington, DC 14 Baltimore, MD
5 Las Vegas, NV 15 Philadelphia, PA
6 Dallas, TX 16 Seattle, WA
7 Atlanta, GA 17 Denver, CO
8 Chicago, IL 18 Miami, FL
9 San Francisco, CA 19 Orlando, FL
10 St. Louis, MO 20 Pittsburgh, PA