Des Moines makes another top 10 list
May 10, 2012
Des Moines' young workforce helps make this possible!
Des Moines’ young workforce has helped land the city on another Top Ten list.
According to the Business Journals, U.S. Census Bureau figures show about 30 percent of Des Moines Metro adults age 18-34 have a bachelor’s degree or better, helping the city land at No. 10 on the trade publication’s list of most educated young workforces. Boston ranks No. 1 on the list with 39.16 percent of young adults with a bachelor’s degree or better, followed by Washington, D.C. (37.22%), San Francisco-Oakland (35.59%), San Jose, Calif. (34.81%) and Madison, Wisc. (33.12%) rounding out the top five.
Bakersfield, Calif., and Lakeland, Fla tied for last on the list, which looked at the nation’s 100 largest metro populations.
Recent Des Moines rankings:
- Des Moines ranks #2 for "Best Cities for Jobs." - Forbes, March 2012
- Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market recognized as "One of America's Best." - Country Living Magazine, March 2012.
- Greater Des Moines Ranks #1 Best City for Young Professionals - Forbes, July 2011
- Des Moines ranks #2 Best Place for Business and Careers. - Forbes, June 2011
- Des Moines is the #1 Richest Metro in the Nation. - US News & World Report, June 2011
- Des Moines is the #1 City in the US for Home Renters. - Time Magazine, June 2011
- Des Moines is the #3 Best City for Business. - MarketWatch
- Des Moines ranks in the top 10 "Best Cities for the Next Decade." - Kiplinger
- Des Moines ranks #5 for best cities for families. Based on great schools, affordable homes, low crime rates, jobs, and parkland. - Parenting Magazine, June 2011
- Des Moines ranks #1 as the "Best Place for Business and Careers." – Forbes 2010
- Des Moines is one of the 20 strongest-performing metro areas. - Brookings
- Des Moines ranks #1 Best Cities for Clean Drinking Water - Forbes
Source: http://www.desmoinesmetro.com/regional-economic-development/research-and-statistics/rankings-and-ratings/">The Greater Des Moines Partnership
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