America’s Top 25 Cities for Recent College Graduates by Richard Florida in The Atlantic

Greater Washington D.C. comes in first this time around, with a job market that includes everything from government and Fortune 500 companies, to think tanks, start-ups, and NGOs. It’s a great place for smart, civically minded new grads who might want to test out a wide variety of career options.“

Unemployment Rate: 7.1%, ranked 38*
Professional, Technical, Management, or Creative Jobs: 50.9%, ranked 2
Median Earnings for College Grads: $62,458, ranked 3
Percentage of Young People (ages 25-34): 14.6%, ranked 48
Percentage with a College Degree: 47.3%, ranked 3
Percentage that’s Never Been Married: 35.4%, ranked 37
Percentage that Rents: 34%, ranked 86
*All category rankings out of 223 Metros


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