Are you young? And Latino? Mun2 has an idea of where you should move to – if you don’t already live there. The cable network has released a list of top 15 U.S. cities to live in for “YLA’s” – a term they coined for “Young Latino Americans.” The list – the first of its kind – was determined by studying cities with populations higher than 500,000 and by pulling data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The top city? Boston. According to the study, the Massachusetts capital ranks ahead of the other 14 in terms of a number of factors: percentage of singles, overall population, low employment, and diversity overall. Austin, Texas ranks second. The capital of the Lone Star State has the most residents with college degrees, according to the study. Here’s to finding an educated partner! Austin also boasts affordability – its median rent is $779.
Do you like scenery? Move to Denver, Colorado. Situated near the Rocky Mountains, the capital and most populous city in Colorado ranks high in regards to diversity and solid college graduation rates among Latinos. Fourth in the list is New York. The Big Apple ranks number one in safety, according to the study, and high among singles. Despite its immigration law controversy, Phoenix, Arizona ranked fifth in mun2’s list. The study describes it as one of the most Latino cities – and also the sunniest. The city’s unemployment rate is 8% and median rent is $824.
To study the rest of mun2’s list, click here.