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Which US cities are most attractive to young people?

With high marks for jobs and affordability, Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) tops the list of the best US cities for millennials, according to the real estate website Apartment List. The site decided to look at which US cities are most attractive to young people based on job opportunities, affordability, and livability.

Here are the top 20 best cities for millennials:

20. Columbia, SC
Job score: 40
Affordability score: 78
Livability score: 55

19. Grand Rapids, MI
Job score: 37
Affordability score: 85
Livability score: 54

18. Buffalo, NY
Job score: 54
Affordability score: 47
Livability score: 90

17. Austin, TX
Job score: 55
Affordability score: 95
Livability score: 28

16. Washington, DC
Job score: 19
Affordability score: 18
Livability score: 76

15. Cincinnati, OH
Job score: 51
Affordability score: 92
Livability score: 42

14. Salt Lake City, UT
Job score: 79
Affordability score: 41
Livability score: 65

13. Dallas, TX
Job score: 66
Affordability score: 50
Livability score: 71

12. Kansas City, MO
Job score: 68
Affordability score: 77
Livability score: 43

11. Raleigh, NC
Job score: 54
Affordability score: 47
Livability score: 90

10. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Job score: 67
Affordability score: 51
Livability score: 73

9. Houston, Texas
Job score: 76
Affordability score: 59
Livability score: 55

8. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Job score: 71
Affordability score: 90
Livability score: 34

7. Omaha, Nebraska
Job score: 69
Affordability score: 83
Livability score: 43

6. Charleston, South Carolina
Job score: 66
Affordability score: 34
Livability score: 96

5. Columbus, Ohio
Job score: 55
Affordability score: 76
Livability score: 66

4. San Antonio, Texas
Job score: 59
Affordability score: 57
Livability score: 85

3. Madison, Wisconsin
Job score: 79
Affordability score: 50
Livability score: 81

2. Provo, Utah
Job score: 69
Affordability score: 62
Livability score: 84

1. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Job score: 69
Affordability score: 94
Livability score: 53

Which US cities are most attractive to young people?

RankCityOverall GradeJob ScoreAffordability ScoreLivability Score
1Pittsburgh, PAA+699453
2Provo, UTA+696284
3Madison, WIA+795081
4San Antonio, TXA+595785
5Columbus, OHA+557666
6Charleston, SCA+663496
7Omaha, NEA+698343
8Oklahoma City, OKA+719034
9Houston, TXA+765955
10Minneapolis, MNA675173
11Raleigh, NCA544790
12Kansas City, MOA687743
13Dallas, TXA665071
14Salt Lake City, UTA794165
15Cincinnati, OHA519242
16Washington, DCA901876
17Austin, TXA722287
18Buffalo, NYA559528
19Grand Rapids, MIA-378554
20Columbia, SCA-407855
21Syracuse, NYA-579718
22Nashville, TNA-555562
23Greenville, SCA-136293
24Greensboro, NCA-328350
25Charlotte, NCA-335575
26Virginia Beach, VAA-604855
27Tampa, FLA-374678
28Denver, COB+691478
29San Jose, CAB+88171
30Milwaukee, WIB+505553
31Boston, MAB+851064
32Cleveland, OHB+259539
33Portland, ORB+653458
34Knoxville, TNB+237360
35Louisville, KYB+458526
36St. Louis, MOB417836
37Baltimore, MDB754236
38Phoenix, AZB614350
39Palm Bay, FLB126873
40San Diego, CAB69677
41Rochester, NYB538413
42Albany, NYB706218
43Hartford, CTB575340
44San Francisco, CAB-84262
45Atlanta, GAB-305956
46Indianapolis, INB-358722
47Jacksonville, FLB-445345
48Seattle, WAB-851245
49Allentown, PAB-376439
50Colorado Springs, COB-413069
51Chicago, ILB-474349
52Honolulu, HIC81255
53Tucson, AZC215558
54Richmond, VAC444343
55Birmingham, ALC365930
56Philadelphia, PAC374145
57Albuquerque, NMC366126
58Baton Rouge, LAC456411
59Memphis, TNC68428
60Los Angeles, CAD55656
61New Orleans, LAD335727
62Detroit, MID237616
63New York, NYD571044
64Las Vegas, NVD283844
65Deltona, FLD145833
66New Haven, CTD51439
67Oxnard, CAD39558
68Providence, RIF572913
69Miami, FLF221364
70Worcester, MAF513710
71Sacramento, CAF392237
72North Port, FLF112560
73Orlando, FLF213242
74Bridgeport, CTF482018
75Riverside, CAF201718
Jessica Todd Swift
Jessica Todd Swift is the deputy managing editor of the CEOWORLD magazine. She is a veteran business and tech blogger, journalist, and analyst. Jessica is responsible for overseeing newsroom assignments and publishing and providing support to the editor in chief.