Indianapolis Named Top City for Recent Grads


CNN reports that according to Apartments.com and CBCampus.com, our capital city was named the top city for recent college graduates. Here is the list and criteria:

The list is based on the ranking of the top U.S. cities with the highest concentration of young adults (age 20 – 24) from the U.S. Census Bureau (2006), inventory of jobs requiring less than one year of experience from CBcampus.com (2009) and the average cost of rent for a one bedroom apartment from Apartments.com (2009).

1. Indianapolis
Average rent (1 bedroom):* $625
Popular entry-level categories from Careerbuilder: sales, customer service, health care

2. Philadelphia
Average rent: $1,034
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, management

3. Baltimore
Average rent: $1,130
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, health care

4. Cincinnati
Average rent: $691
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, health care

5. Cleveland
Average rent: $686
Popular entry-level categories: sales, marketing, customer service

6. New York
Average rent: $1,548
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, admin-clerical

7. Phoenix
Average rent: $747
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, marketing

8. Denver
Average rent: $877
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, health care

9. Chicago
Average rent: $1,133
Popular entry-level categories: sales, marketing, customer service

10. San Antonio
Average rent: $696
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, management 

Hat tip to Chamber staffer Ashton Eller.

0 thoughts on “Indianapolis Named Top City for Recent Grads

  1. I AM A INVESTOR LOOKING FOR PROPERTIES IN INDIANAPOLIS AND WANTED TO KNOW IF YOU COULD TELL ABOUT THE AREA. LOCAL RENTS, JOB OPPURTUNITIES IN THE AREA, AND GENERALLY WHERE DOES THE CHAMBER SEE THE CITY GOING. LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU SOON, TINA

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