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Houston: A Great Place for Young Pros

by | Jun 2, 2008 | Community Circle, Observations

I’ve been talking a lot in recent weeks about how Houston is a great place to live and work. The confirmations just keep rolling in.

Last Friday’s Houston Business Journal featured an article ranking Houston as one of the top ten cities for young adults (18-34).

The study cited looked at the annual rate of employment growth, total population growth, jobless rate, education level and average income of young city dwellers.

David Small, associate vice president for student services at the University of Houston was quoted as saying, "Houston is a well-kept secret." I’d have to agree with him.

There is a lot of interesting data in the article. For instance, young Houstonians make up 24.8 percent of the city’s total population — 17.1 percent of them hold a bachelor’s degree and 6.5 percent make more than $75,000 per year. 

If you’re a young pro in Houston, I want to hear from you. How do you like living and working in Houston? Are you able to find a good work/life balance? How does your cost of living compare to friends in other cities?

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