Population between 20-29: 20.4 percent
Population 25 or older with a Bachelor's degree: 34.5 percent
Median earnings for Bachelor's degree holders: $50,578
Cost of living index: 119.1
Workers with management, business, science or arts jobs: 56.5 percent
Unemployment rate: 6 percent
Overall score: 75.67
Seattle is one of the most educated places in the country—34.5 percent of the city’s population 25 and over hold a Bachelor’s degree, the highest mark of all 50 cities in the study. The top industries in the city include aerospace, information technology, clean technology and healthcare, while the largest employer is the University of Washington, which also produces more graduates than any other college in Seattle.