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The Top 25 Cities for Recent Graduates' Careers

The Top 25 Cities for Recent Graduates' Careers

What city is best for you? Photo by: Franco Folini | CreativeCommons

Tania Khadder, Anna Hennings, Adam Starr, Alice Handley | WomenCo.

May 11, 2009
















#17. Buffalo, NY

Population: 272,632?

Average Salary: $38,640?

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 1

Average Commute Time: 19.4 minutes

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 174

Unemployment Rate: 9.6

Known for an abundance of greenery, a historic waterfront and a diverse cuisine, Buffalo has a lot to offer in terms of overall value. New York’s second largest city topped the list for cost-of-living per income ratio, and boasts one of the lowest average commute times in the nation. Unfortunately, this city also has one of highest unemployment rates on the list, so this year it ranks in the bottom half.

Bonus fun fact: Not surprisingly, buffalo wings were invented here!

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