Denver is one of the top 10 cities for job-seeking millennials, according to a new study from NerdWallet. The Mile-High City ranked No. 7 on the finance education company’s list of “Best Places for Millennial Job Seekers in Colorado.”
According to the study, Colorado is general is a natural fit for millennials, with more than a quarter of the state’s population falling into the category as of 2013. The state’s economic environment is ripe for young, skilled workers, Nerdwallet says. Not only are there job opportunities, but they pay decent wages and many areas offer affordable housing and tons of recreational things to do.
Here’s what NerdWallet had to say about Denver:
“The “Mile High City,” the biggest city on our list, is immensely popular with millennials, who are 28% of the city’s population of over 619,000. Big employers here are federal and state governments. Within the education sector, large employers include the University of Colorado and the University of Denver. The health care industry is broad, with job opportunities at HealthONE, SCL Health System, Kaiser Permanente, Denver Health and University of Colorado Hospital. Denver International Airport is also another big employer. Since recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado, the cannabis industry has been creating new small businesses in the city. Not only are there plenty of job opportunities in Denver, but residents also see some of the lowest rents on our list at a median of $883 a month.”
Evans came in at No. 1 on the list, followed by Englewood and Golden in the second and third spots, respectively.
This local update courtesy of your Denver South Community Expert.