DES MOINES, Iowa – The City of Des Moines has been named the number one city for young professionals in the United States by Forbes Magazine.
The magazine looked at data from the top 100 largest metro areas in the United States. Unemployment rates, job growth projections, the number of businesses and the percentage of the population above the age of 25 with bachelor’s degrees were some of the factors examined in creating the list.
According to Forbes the median salary in Des Moines is $51,200, 34% of the population has a bachelor’s degree and unemployment is at 4.5 percent.
Des Moines was also at the top of the list in 2011.