Pittsburgh ranks as best place to move after college, new study finds

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh has plenty of neighborhoods that rank well for young professionals, and a new study has further confirmed this by ranking the city overall as the best place to move to after college compared to all other large metros throughout the country.

That’s according to research conducted by Porch, a home services firm that looked at prepandemic data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

To rank each city, the firm created a composite score based on a given city’s median income for recent graduates and the unemployment rate of these recent graduates. Porch also looked at the number of business establishments with at least 1 employee per 1,000 residents, the concentration of recent graduates compared to the nation’s average, the median monthly rent for a 1-bedroom apartment and the cost of living relative to the national average as part of its composite score.

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