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College Graduates: Top 25 Cities for Finding Your Entry-Level Job

College Graduates: Top 25 Cities for Finding Your Entry-Level Job

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Anna Hennings, Tania Khadder, Adam Starr, Alice Handley | Excelle

October 20, 2009
















#21. Hartford, CT

Population: 124,563

Average Salary: $48,650
 

  Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 74
 

  Average Commute Time: 33.2 minutes

  Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 199


Unemployment Rate: 8

Nicknamed the “Insurance Capital of the World,” Hartford is home to some of the world’s largest insurance company headquarters. It also boasts some of our nation’s oldest institutions — the oldest art museum, park and continuously published newspaper all hail from Hartford. With a high average salary and a relatively low cost of living, it’s no wonder this picturesque city made our cut.

Bonus fun fact: Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) was discovered in Hartford.