SmartAsset analyzed data from various sources to find the cities across America that are the best for young professionals.
They compared 150 cities across the following metrics: percentage of the population between 25 and 34, county level unemployment rate from May 2020, labor force participation rate for young professionals, median rent, cost of living, density of entertainment establishments, median earnings for full-time workers, four-year change in median earnings and median rent as a percentage of full-time workers earnings.
Seven of the top 10 cities are in the Midwest including Sioux Falls at No. 4!. Midwest cities stand out in two metrics in particular: median rent as a low percentage of full-time workers’ earnings and a high percentage of the population between 25 and 34.