OKC desirable location of recent college graduates

Published Friday, August 7, 2020
by Chamber Staff

Recent college graduates should give Oklahoma City a strong look as a destination to begin their inroads into the professional workforce. Oklahoma City remains a great place to start and help college graduates gain experience and focus on their long-term career goals.

Zippia.com examined the 200 largest cities in the United States and came up with a list where jobs were abundant, starting income was high and the rent was affordable. Oklahoma City ranked No. 9 on the list.

OKC received high marks in affordable housing with rent averaging $872 per month. Unemployment in Oklahoma City is low compared to other metro areas coming it at 2.5% and the individual medium income is nearly $38,000.

Fargo, N.D. was ranked as the best place for college graduates to begin. Fargo had among the lowest rent ($818) and unemployment (2.5%) of the cities surveyed. The city had a starting individual income of $38,525.

The Top 10 Best Cities to Start a Career:

Rank

City

Median Income

Unemployment

Rent

1

Fargo, N.D.

$38,525

2.5%

$818

2

Sioux Falls, S.D.

$35,942

2.1%

$811

3

Salt Lake City, Utah

$43,458

2.0%

$1,001

4

Lincoln City, Neb.

$37,481

2.4%

$843

5

Madison, Wis.

$45,382

1.4%

$1,125

6

Raleigh, N.C.

$47,701

2.3%

$1,131

7

Charleston, S.C.

$56,121

2.2%

$1,288

8

Boise, Idaho

$38,078

2.2%

$941

9

Oklahoma City

$37,965

2.5%

$872

10

Nashville, Tenn.

$48,807

2.5%

$1,117

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