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Cincinnati/Covington area makes list of best places for young adults to 'get rich'

The Cincinnati/Covington area ranks 8th on Money Under 30's"The Best Cities in America For Young Adults To Get Rich."

The website found 10 cities with affordable housing and above-average salaries for 18-to-34-year-olds.

Cincinnati/Covington, which topped Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Kansas City, Missouri, was cited for:

  • a metro population of 1.6 million
  • a 2.5 percent unemployment rate among those with a bachelor's degree or higher.
  • a $51,455 median income among those with a bachelor's degree or higher
  • Young people making greater than $37,000 a year is 47 percent
  • median rent $753

"Job growth has been on the upswing here," Money Under 30's ranking states. "Greater Cincinnati added close to 22,000 jobs during 2014, making it the fastest-growing Ohio city for employment.  But there’s also been an issue over how to get out-of-state Millennials to move in, as Cincinnati still depends on manufacturing for many of its jobs.

"Funky neighborhoods include Over the Rhine — one of the largest, most intact urban historic districts in the US, and physically comparable to New Orleans’s French Quarter (without the naked revelers in the streets, of course)."

Plus, you can't beat the food.

"It’s chili in here: Every city has its native junk food, and in the Queen City, it’s Cincinnati chili, a soupy mix of ground beef, stock, tomato paste and cinnamon, often served over spaghetti or hot dogs."

Rounding out the rest of the list: Ogden-Layton, Utah came in seventh preceded by Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Des Moines, Iowa; Shreveport, Louisiana and Springfield Illinois. 

Topping them all: South Bend, Indiana.

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