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What Do Sioux Falls and Omaha Have in Common?

Graduation time is here and for people on their 20′s and 30′s who are looking to start their careers and find a place to live can be stressful. Business insider did a survey evaluated the 200 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. on a variety of measures such as:

  • population of each city that had young adults between the ages of 20 and 34
  • the percent of people who had never been married as a proxy for single people
  • the share of the population with a bachelor’s degree or higher
  • March 2014 unemployment figures
FILE: Sioux Falls Downtown, State Theatre
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Sioux Falls came in tied at #12 with Omaha for the 13 Best Cities For Brand-New College Grads and here is what they said:

Sioux Falls had an extremely low unemployment rate at 3.9% in March. Sioux Falls also, by one measure, has the most affordable apartment rent in the country: 71.1% of apartment households spent less than 35% of their monthly incomes on housing costs, a much higher proportion than in any of the other cities.

Something that might give a 20- or 30-something college graduate pause is that Sioux Falls has somewhat fewer highly educated people than the other cities on this list, with just 29.2% of its residents holding a bachelor’s degree or higher.

 

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