- Unemployment rate: 5.7 percent
- Median annual income: $91,600
- Average rent: 1bd, $2,009/mo.; 2bd, $2,638/mo.
Boston is popular with recent college grads for a variety of reasons. Unemployment is low, income is high, and the city is vibrant and full of things to do. Popular industries include high-technology, finance, professional and business services, defense, education, and health care.