August 23, 2018 

As young professionals head out on their own, where are some of the best places for them to call home? SmartAsset, a financial resource, analyzed several metrics—such as employment rates, median earnings, housing costs, and entertainment establishment density—to identify the best U.S. cities for professionals between the ages of 25 to 34.

Sioux Falls

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Sioux Falls, S.D., landed at the number-one spot in SmartAsset’s rankings this year. Besides a low unemployment rate among its young professionals, the city offers affordability. The median full-time worker only needs to dedicate 23 percent of his or her income to afford the median rent.

SmartAsset researchers note that every part of the country is represented in its top 20 cities for young professionals.