Sioux Falls ranks as top city for young professionals

From staff reports

“Watch out, Nashville,” reads the headline in the Nashville Business Journal.

“Sioux Falls is the new must-live spot for young professionals.”

The piece is talking about a new ranking from the financial website SmartAsset.

It named Sioux Falls the top city for young professionals, based on factors such as unemployment rate for young people, rent, job diversity, fun establishments and cost of living. Sioux Falls has a 2.9 unemployment rate for those age 25 to 34, it said.

“Sioux Falls is also a fun-loving town,” SmartAsset wrote. “According to our data, just under 2.9 percent of establishments here are built for entertainment or the arts.”

Minneapolis was ranked second, followed by Seattle. Nashville ranked sixth.

The columnist in Nashville who analyzed the data, Eleanor Kennedy, said Sioux Falls’ biggest advantages in the survey seemed to be lower rents and more rapid income change.

“A personal aside: I’m sure Sioux Falls is lovely, but whatever the rankings say, I suspect anyone whose childhood reading list included a fair amount of the works of Laura Ingalls Wilder will be a tough sell for the Dakotas,” she wrote.

To read her full take on it, click here. 

To read the full report, click here.

Sioux Falls ranks as top city for young professionals

“Watch out, Nashville,” reads the headline in the Nashville Business Journal. “Sioux Falls is the new must-live spot for young professionals.”

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