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Atlanta not a great place for young adults

7:56 PM, Apr 1, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- If you're looking for a place where young adults can thrive, Atlanta does only does so-so, according to a new analysis from On Numbers, a blog affiliated with American City Business Journals.

Atlanta ranked No. 59 out of the nation's 102 metropolitan areas.

On Numbers blogger G. Scott Thomas said the study's goal was to find markets that offer the best opportunities for workers in their 20s and early 30s. 

It considered factors including population, job and income growth; per-capita income; young adults' prevalence, unemployment rate and level of education; and median rent.

Areas with the best scores were those with strong growth rates, moderate costs of living and substantial pools of young adults who are college-educated and employed.

Augusta was the only other Georgia city on the list and it came in at No. 92.

The full list of cities is on the On Numbers blog

Here are the top five cities on the list:
-Austin, Texas
-San Jose, Texas
-Washington, D.C.
-Boston
-Houston

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