slides: Worcester Named Top City In US For College Grads
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Credit Donkey, a website dedicated to "Life After College," named the "Best Small Cities for College Grads" this week, and Worcester ranked #7 in the nation. Looking at metropolitan areas with populations between 400,000 and 1 million, Credit Donkey "considered three factors that affect the attractiveness of a location for a new college graduate: median income, the local wage premium for a college degree, and cost of living."
With a median Income of $41,260, a "College Premium" of 56.1%, and a cost of living index of 91.8, Worcester did best because of its relatively low cost of living. The best city for grads? Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA, followed by Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT at #2, Bakersfield-Delano, CA at #3, Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY at #4, and Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL at #5.
Read more about Worcester's latest rankings, below.
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- NEW: Worcester Ranks #319 on Safest Cities List, Beats Boston
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- Worcester Ranked #1 For Young Singles
- Worcester Ranked #62 Best City in US for Seniors
- Worcester Ranked Most Competitive Metro in New England
- Worcester Ranks #1 Nationally for Health Care Access