BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — There are nearly 72 million people living and working in the U.S. that are a part of what's commonly referred to as the "Millennial" generation. The group currently represents the most significant section of the country's demographics. New data from CommercialCafe takes a deep dive into their movements and found Boston to be in the top ten places for millennials to relocate.
The data looked at a number of things to determine what cities would be best for those thinking of relocation such as the millennial population growth in recent years, the proportion of millennials in the overall population, the percentage of millennials in the labor force, the percentage of millennials with employer-based health insurance, commuting times, and the millennial unemployment rate.
It also looked at just how much millennials earn in each city. Boston came in at number ten overall but was third in the nation when it came to median millennial household income, at $106,661.
The data focuses on demographic and economic metrics but also recognizes a city is more than that. For example, personal preferences can greatly influence a persons choice of living area such as climate, urban density, public transportation options, local food and entertainment and let's not forget sports.
"I was in the military, came out here for school at Northeastern, ended up going for both my bachelors and my masters," Kyle from Texas told WBZ NewsRadio's Jim MacKay. He says Boston is great, except for College Football.
"Great food! I mean there are all these vegan restaurants, my family is vegetarian, so there are all these vegan restaurants we've been going to," another millennial said.
WBZ NewsRadio's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) reports