The 25 best states to live for 20-somethings, where jobs are booming and rent is affordable
- Young millennials can make adulthood easier by living in an affordable place that offers room for job growth and fun activities.
- MoneyRates.com recently ranked the best states for young millennials to live by weighing a variety of factors, from nightlife to median rent.
- Midwestern states like North Dakota and Nebraska dominated the rankings.
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It can be daunting for a young 20-something to transition into adulthood, but living in the right location can ease the process.
MoneyRates.com recently ranked the best states for young millennials to live in, including Washington, DC. It grouped eight sets of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census Bureau into three major categories - job market, affordability and access, and lifestyle, awarding each state an average ranking in each category.Turns out, Midwestern states like North Dakota and Iowa have the most factors that appeal to millennials. Nebraska, for example, has a higher proportion of young adults than places like New York and California, according to the report.
Below, see the ranking of best places to live for young 20-somethings. We included the unemployment rate for those ages 20 to 24, the median rent, and the number of bars, pubs, and nightclubs per capita.