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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
















#19. Indianapolis, IN

Population: 795,458

Average Salary: $39,840
 

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 12
  

Average Commute Time: 21.7 minutes 
  

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 197
 

Unemployment Rate: 8.2

Formerly a manufacturing-heavy city, Indianapolis has shifted to encompass a much more diversified economy – today, its key industries include education, healthcare, tourism and finance. And if you love sports, Indianapolis may just be the place for you. The city hosts several major sporting events, including the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400 and men’s and women’s NCAA championships. It is also the fourth largest city on this list – below Philadelphia, San Antonio, and San Diego.

Bonus fun fact: Indianapolis has the largest children’s museum in the world.