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Ranking: Salt Lake City 2nd best place for those young, single and broke
First Published Jun 20 2013 09:47 am • Last Updated Jun 20 2013 09:54 am

If you’re young, single and broke, Salt Lake City is apparently a good place to be.

A new survey ranks the city second in the nation for young professionals trying to make a go of it.

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The Portland, Maine-based blog Moneyunder30.com created its list of the 20 best U.S. cities in which to be young, single and broke using "metrics that matter to young professionals trying to simultaneously launch a career, find love, and stretch a still-meager paycheck: cheap food, cheap beer and cheap thrills, for starters," according to the blog.

It looked at the number of bars in each city.

The blog also looked at unemployment rate (in Utah 4.7 percent in April), cost of living, and numbers of singles and young adults. (Utah’s has the nation’s youngest population.)

"The Mormons’ secret is out," the blog said of Salt Lake City’s No. 2 ranking. "Utah has outdoor fun, jobs and a moderate four-season climate."

Austin, Texas, ranked first on the list. Other cities in the top 10, in order, include Durham, N.C.; Columbus, Ohio; Baton Rouge, La.; Omaha, Neb.; New Orleans; Des Moines, Iowa; Seattle; and Oklahoma City,




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