Slide Show | July 2012
Best Cities for Mid-Career Professionals
Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County
To identify the Best Cities for Mid-Career Professionals, Kiplinger teamed up with Kevin Stolarick, research director at the Martin Prosperity Institute, a think tank that studies economic prosperity. All of the cities on our list have reasonable living costs, strong employment growth and a population that scores high on measures of education and tech-savviness. For mid-career professionals, we also factored in homeownership affordability, commute times and income growth.
The cost-of-living index measures how expensive it is to live in a city; the national average score is 100. That means cities with a score below 100 have a lower-than-average cost of living. Nationwide, median household income is $43,024, and median income growth from 2006 to 2011 was 11.1%. The national unemployment rate is 8.2%.
Check out our picks, and share your thoughts in our reader comment box below. Best Cities for Mid-Career Professionals