​The 9 best up-and-coming towns for college grads

  • ​4. Lincoln, Nebraska

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    This Midwestern city of 250,000 residents offers a low unemployment rate and a diversified economy, with companies in fields such as marketing to info tech hiring entry-level workers. Lincoln also holds the highest percentage of residents in their early 20s, making it a mecca for Millennials.

    The biggest employers include the state of Nebraska, the public school system and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, as well as Bryan Health, which operates a hospital and outpatient clinics.

    The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Lincoln is just $546 per month, providing a highly affordable cost of living for recent college grads.