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Old 10-20-2014, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
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Percent change in the number of college graduates aged 25 to 34, from 2000 to 2012

Houston: 50%
Nashville: 48%
Denver: 47%
Austin: 44%
Portland: 37%
Washington: 36%
Buffalo: 34%
Baltimore: 32%
Los Angeles: 30%
Pittsburgh: 29%
St. Louis: 26%
New York: 25%
Minneapolis: 21%
Chicago: 17%
Boston: 12%
San Francisco: 11%
Memphis: 10%
Providence: 6%
Atlanta: 3%
Cleveland: 1%
Detroit: -10%

Top 51 metro areas, average: 25%

Source: City Report - The Young and Restless and the Nation’s Cities
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Very interesting. I'm a bit surprised with Atlanta being so low.

And well done Buffalo!

I was looking for Seattle on your list in the OP but didn't see it so I looked it up. Seattle is 27% if anyone else is looking for it too.
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:25 PM
 
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San Diego was at 42%, kinda suprised
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Old 10-20-2014, 06:42 PM
 
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Very interesting. I'm a bit surprised with Atlanta being so low.

And well done Buffalo!

I was looking for Seattle on your list in the OP but didn't see it so I looked it up. Seattle is 27% if anyone else is looking for it too.
Atlanta is so low because there are no jobs there for anyone with a college degree or not.
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Old 10-20-2014, 06:43 PM
 
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Wow at Nashville. What is drawing college grads to that area?
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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Wow at Nashville. What is drawing college grads to that area?
Jobs, nightlife, creative hub...

There's a lot going on here. It's an exciting time living here, watching this city grow and change.
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:35 PM
 
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Atlanta is so low because there are no jobs there for anyone with a college degree or not.
Exaggerate much? I have a degree (working on a second) and have a job. Same is true for lots of other people I know.

The recession obviously negated a lot of the growth metro Atlanta experienced in the years prior and it hasn't fully recovered.
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:16 AM
 
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Percent change in the number of college graduates aged 25 to 34, from 2000 to 2012

Houston: 50%
Nashville: 48%
Denver: 47%
Austin: 44%
Portland: 37%
Washington: 36%
Buffalo: 34%
Baltimore: 32%
Los Angeles: 30%
Pittsburgh: 29%
St. Louis: 26%
New York: 25%
Minneapolis: 21%
Chicago: 17%
Boston: 12%
San Francisco: 11%
Memphis: 10%
Providence: 6%
Atlanta: 3%
Cleveland: 1%
Detroit: -10%

Top 51 metro areas, average: 25%

Source: City Report - The Young and Restless and the Nation’s Cities
Not really surprised to see some of these cities listed as they are the latest "cool" place to be (Denver, Austin, Portland). How long will it be before most of those educated 25 to 34 yr olds figure out that these places are overrated and leave?

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Old 10-21-2014, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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You left out Philly at 22%


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Old 10-21-2014, 12:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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San Antonio, TX

50.5%
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