Population between 20-29: 25.5 percent
Population 25 or older with a Bachelor's degree: 23.7 percent
Median earnings for Bachelor's degree holders: $52,119
Cost of living index: 139.7
Workers with management, business, science or arts jobs: 45.7 percent
Unemployment rate: 5.9 percent
Overall score: 69.67
Boston has the greatest proportion of young professionals of all large cities, with over a quarter of its population being between the ages of 20 and 29. Boston offers an active social life to fresh grads with its highly walkable layout, plethora of restaurants and many professional sports teams. The largest industries in the city are healthcare, finance and insurance and education.