Denver: One of the Best Cities for Young Adults

Apr 15, 2013

Here’s another piece of good news for the Denver area. More than 1.8 million U.S. students will be picking up bachelor’s degrees this May and moving on to the next phase of their lives. Where will they live and focus their job hunts?

The latest statistics available show that, encouragingly, Denver ranks 9 out of 102 large U.S. metro areas in a recent ranking of the nation’s best places for young adults.

The 102 metro areas with populations of 500,000 or more were ranked for their suitability as places for workers in their 20s and early 30s to establish themselves.

This ranking was compiled with a 10-part formula, evaluating such factors as employment growth, per capita income, share of the young among each area’s population, median rent and education level. Of course, we cannot ignore the incredible outdoor activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, etc. All of this combines to make Denver an extremely popular place to live.

Close up of a graduation cap and a certificate with a ribbon

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