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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
















#9. Denver, CO

Population: 588,349

Average Salary: $45,610

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 47

Average Commute Time: 22.6 minutes

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 113

Unemployment Rate: 7.9

Emphasizing employment in air transportation, telecommunications, aerospace and manufacturing, Denver is a major energy research center and the regional headquarters for government agencies. Its bustling downtown financial district is also considered the “Wall Street of the Rockies,” housing both major national and international banks. And that’s not all — Denver is 346 miles west of the exact geographic center of the country, placing it in a great spot for future economic development and growth.

Bonus fun fact: Denver is the only city ever to turn down the Olympics.

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