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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
















#20. St. Louis, MO

Population: 354,361

Average Salary: $40,630
 

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 23
 

  Average Commute Time: 21.5 minutes 
 

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 179


Unemployment Rate: 9.2

Known as the city that marks the divide between the Eastern and Western United States, St. Louis is often called the “Gateway City.” It’s home to some of our nation’s largest public and privately held corporations —Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Scottrade, Energizer and Anheuser-Busch Breweries are just a few of its best known local companies. And it didn’t just make our own short list of great cities — this charming city ranks among the whole world’s top 100 cities in terms of quality of life.

Bonus fun fact: The ice cream cone was invented in St. Louis.