10 Best Cities for Recent Graduates

April 08, 2013 |

Graduates

Many veterans take advantage of their benefits for college — student loan debts are increasing every year, so letting the government pay for a portion of your education is an increasingly advantageous prospect. For those veterans obtaining their diplomas and  looking for jobs. Forbes has published a list of the ten best cities for recent graduates to live in. According to Forbes, “The research relies on information from the BLS, the Census Bureau and Rent.com’s own apartment rental database.  From those numbers, Rent.com came up with a list of ten cities where young grads would be most likely to find housing, work and a reasonable paycheck.”

Atlanta, Ga.
Mean annual income: $46,600
Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $800
Unemployment rate: 8.4%

Boston, Mass.
Mean annual income: $57,500
Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $1,590
Unemployment rate: 5.9%

Houston, Texas
Mean annual income: $47,500
Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $800
Unemployment rate: 6%

Denver, Colo.
Mean annual income: $50,300
Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $970
Unemployment rate: 7.4%

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.
Mean annual income: $49,800
Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $900
Unemployment rate: 5.1%

Seattle, Wash.
Mean annual income: $54,800
Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $1,300
Unemployment rate: 6.7%

Dallas, Texas
Mean annual income: $46,200
Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $900
Unemployment rate: 5.9%

Raleigh, N.C.
Mean annual income: $45,200
Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $800
Unemployment rate: 7.5%

Washington, D.C.
Mean annual income: $62,900
Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $1,600
Unemployment rate: 5.2%

St. Louis, Mo.
Mean annual income: $44,200
Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $960
Unemployment rate: 7%

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Comments

  1. ATL leading the way!

    • Israel says:

      Nothing against Atlanta, but it's not in order. Atlanta has the highest unemployment on the list. The Twin Cities have the lowest unemployment

    • Top says:

      Absolutely! Atlanta is a 'right-to-work" state which means in code that an employer can fire you just because..Also it is one of the states devastated by the foreclosure crisis.A huge amount of immigrants have moved to Atlanta(which underminded the labor market), not to mentioned the vast social changes equalled to San Francisco so there are many dynamics which affected Atlanta.Incidentally, good luck starting a business in Atl.It's virtually impossible with the SBA standards.
      Top

  2. Steve says:

    Where's California?

  3. Marine Corps Vet says:

    1,600 for a 1-bedroom apt. I hope that's a fully furnished condo…

  4. Mike Dugan says:

    B.S. Minneapolis has high unemployment and the business environment is failing. 8 out of 10 businesses in downtown Minneapolis are NOT hiring!

  5. Jim says:

    Texas is the place to go.

  6. Norm says:

    Washington, D.C., and its $62K-plus mean … we pay our politicians and their ilk too much. I also thought D.C. had a Detroit-like crime rate.

  7. Hammer says:

    Texas is booming

  8. Darlene says:

    Atlanta is not the place, it has poor secondary schools which are always in jeopardy of losing its accreditation. There are no jobs and crime is extremely high, not to mention it crazy laws. Although it has many military installation it is not a military friendly state. It should have not made the list, I speak from experience because I lived there for 12 years and it was the worst place I have ever lived and worked.