Special Report

40 Places Young People Are Moving

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5. Arlington County, Virginia
> Commuting zone: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
> Young adults who arrived last year: 6.0% of population
> Median age: 34.4 years (3.8 less than U.S.)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 73.7%
> Unemployment rate: 2.2%

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4. Lassen County, California
> Commuting zone: Susanville, CA
> Young adults who arrived last year: 6.2% of population
> Median age: 36.9 years (1.3 less than U.S.)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 12.5%
> Unemployment rate: 4.8%

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3. Geary County, Kansas
> Commuting zone: Junction City, KS
> Young adults who arrived last year: 6.3% of population
> Median age: 26.8 years (11.4 less than U.S.)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 20.4%
> Unemployment rate: 5.9%

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2. Alexandria, Virginia
> Commuting zone: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
> Young adults who arrived last year: 6.4% of population
> Median age: 36.7 years (1.5 less than U.S.)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 62.1%
> Unemployment rate: 2.4%

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1. Pulaski County, Missouri
> Commuting zone: Fort Leonard Wood, MO
> Young adults who arrived last year: 7.8% of population
> Median age: 27.2 years (11.0 less than U.S.)
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 23.9%
> Unemployment rate: 4.2%