Seattle

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Seattle’s owes its fifth-place ranking among the major metros to its economic climate, which ranks third among the major metros. Amazon’s and Microsoft’s presence provide ample opportunities for tech internships. Seattle ranks near the top in places to socialize. Known for biking, Seattle ranks high for alternatives to the car for commuting. However, the Emerald City ranks in the middle of the pack in terms of demographics and having a college-educated population.

#5 Seattle

POPULATION: 3,672,113
STUDENTS: 260,572
RANKING DETAIL:
#5 COLLEGE EDUCATED
#12 DIVERSITY

Quality of life

#6 CITY ACCESS
#6 ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
#12 BARS AND RESTAURANTS

Economics

#3 YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT
#4 LABOR FORCE
#3 INNOVATION
#8 RENT

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