Columbia, Mo.

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In Columbia, the presence of the University of Missouri provides a highly educated and diverse population. This college town ranks ninth for its economic climate. The labor market conditions are ideal, and innovation levels are high. Entertainment can be found outdoors, especially during the summer months. In CoMo, must-see attractions when the weather cooperates include Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Stephens Lake Park, and Shelter Gardens.

#9 Columbia, Mo.

POPULATION: 172,738
STUDENTS: 32,287
RANKING DETAIL:
#5 COLLEGE EDUCATED
#11 DIVERSITY

Quality of life

#15 CITY ACCESS
#7 ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
#18 BARS AND RESTAURANTS

Economics

#11 YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT
#4 LABOR FORCE
#10 INNOVATION
#6 RENT

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