SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO-AM) Business Insider evaluated the 200 largest metro areas in the U.S. on a variety of measures they thought might be important to recent grads (defined as those in their mid-20s to early 30s who have finished their education) to provide their list of the thirteen best cities for brand-new college grads. Sioux Falls tied for 12th!
They used six measures to evaluate each city: ·
Share of the population between 20 – 34 ·
Percent of people who had never been married, as a proxy for single people ·
Share of the population with a bachelor’s degree or higher ·
Median earnings for a worker ·
Percentage of rental households that paid less than 35% of monthly income on housing expense as a measure of apartment affordability ·
March 2014 unemployment figures