5th - Best Downtowns in the United States.
According to livability.com, Salt Lake City places 5th in the nation for favorable downtown amenities such as walkability, entertainment options, percentage of new homeowners, vacancy rates, and arts/cultural attractions.
4th – Best American Cities for Young Professionals.
Forbes ranks Salt Lake City as the fourth best American city for Young Professionals to live. Ranking criteria was based on local unemployment rates, cost of living, small and large businesses per capita, median salaries, and total population of those aged 24-34 with a bachelor’s degree or higher.
- Population: 1,140,483
- Median Salary: $54,200
- Unemployment rate: 3.9%
- Population with bachelor's degree: 30.9%
- Cost of living index: 103.2
- Avg. Yearly Job Growth (2014-2016): 2.7%
- Companies with 500+ employees: 1 for every 763 people
- Companies with <500 employees: 1 for every 44.51 people
2nd – Friendliest Cities in America.
Time Magazine ranked Salt Lake City as the 2nd friendliest city in America just below Nashville, Tennessee in its latest reader survey.
1st – Best Cities for Job Creation
According to a 2014 Gallup Poll measuring job creation through employee reports of job activity in 50 major metropolitan areas, Salt Lake City places first in job creation, beating out other booming US cities such as Austin, Houston, and San Francisco.
1st – Best U.S. Hiking Cities
National Geographic ranked Salt Lake City as the best U.S. hiking city based on the quantity and accessibility of it’s hiking trails within a short distance of downtown.
Lloyd W. Lloyd is a SLC transplant from Pittsburgh, PA and six year veteran of the US Navy. He serves as the Director of Young Professional Development and Men’s Event chair for The Society of Young Professionals Salt Lake City. Lloyd also plays an active role in our Ux Club. Lloyd spends his free time enjoying outdoor activities and completing his Master’s in Business Administration at The University of Utah.
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