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How much millennials make in each state

  • #10. Utah

    Millennial adjusted household median income: $71,284 (5.1% above median household income for all ages)
    Millennial % of population: 28.1% (#4 highest among all states)
    Millennial unemployment: 3.4% (#5 lowest among all states)
    Millennial labor force participation: 81.2% (#37 highest among all states)

    Provo, Utah, has the highest percentage of millennials in the United States. One of the fastest-growing regions in the United States, the number of millennials in Utah is growing and becoming more diverse, making it among the youngest states in the country.

  • #9. Virginia

    Millennial adjusted household median income: $71,397 (7.2% above median household income for all ages)
    Millennial % of population: 26.7% (Tied for #13 highest among all states)
    Millennial unemployment: 4.7% (#18 lowest among all states)
    Millennial labor force participation: 84.1% (#17 highest among all states)

    Several cities in Virginia have been called havens for millennials, including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Newport. Virginia Beach, in particular, offers a thriving tourism industry, entertainment, low housing prices, and plenty of amenities. Improved transportation, new restaurants, and spruced-up city centers also are reasons why the three cities are so millennial-friendly.

  • #8. New Jersey

    Millennial adjusted household median income: $72,150 (7.3% above median household income for all ages)
    Millennial % of population: 25.8% (#22 highest among all states)
    Millennial unemployment: 5.5% (#30 lowest among all states)
    Millennial labor force participation: 84.0% (#18 highest among all states)

    Many millennials in New Jersey are seeking job opportunities in urban areas, which the state’s suburban areas lack. On the other hand, those suburban areas provide affordable housing that millennials may have a harder time finding in other states.

  • #7. Alaska

    Millennial adjusted household median income: $72,374 (0.2% below median household income for all ages)
    Millennial % of population: 28.8% (#1 highest among all states)
    Millennial unemployment: 6.4% (#46 lowest among all states)
    Millennial labor force participation: 83.2% (#23 highest among all states)

    Alaska has a relatively young population, but the number of millennials has decreased. Businesses are concerned about the decline because millennials make up much of the workforce. Anchorage is getting “older,” but research suggests young people would stay if given more flexibility at work.

  • #6. Wyoming

    Millennial adjusted household median income: $73,345 (18.4% above median household income for all ages)
    Millennial % of population: 26.1% (#17 highest among all states)
    Millennial unemployment: 4.6% (#17 lowest among all states)
    Millennial labor force participation: 86.0% (#8 highest among all states)

    The City of Jackson may be the top city for millennials in Wyoming, the country’s least- populated state. Both Jackson and college town Laramie provide outdoor activities and plenty of job opportunities. Wyoming also has some of the cheapest four-year, in-state college tuition in the country.

  • #5. New Hampshire

    Millennial adjusted household median income: $73,941 (10.4% above median household income for all ages)
    Millennial % of population: 23.4% (#48 highest among all states)
    Millennial unemployment: 3.1% (#3 lowest among all states)
    Millennial labor force participation: 84.8% (#13 highest among all states)

    New Hampshire has made a concerted effort to attract millennials to the state. The work is paying off: An influx of young adults have made New Hampshire home, and in doing so have increased the quality of life statewide.

  • #4. Maryland

    Millennial adjusted household median income: $74,737 (3.7% above median household income for all ages)
    Millennial % of population: 26.7% (Tied for #13 highest among all states)
    Millennial unemployment: 5.0% (#23 lowest among all states)
    Millennial labor force participation: 86.7% (#6 highest among all states)

    Maryland has a significant place in the manufacturing industry and concerns about a labor shortage. To combat this, the state is actively attempting to attract millennials to the workforce.

  • #3. North Dakota

    Millennial adjusted household median income: $76,836 (15.9% above median household income for all ages)
    Millennial % of population: 26.7% (Tied for #13 highest among all states)
    Millennial unemployment: 2.4% (#1 lowest among all states)
    Millennial labor force participation: 88.1% (#2 highest among all states)

    North Dakota has one of the highest percentages of millennials in the country, with many of them buying homes in the cities of Williston and Dickinson. The Fargo and Grand Forks areas have brought high earnings for young workers. In addition to business opportunities, Fargo also provides artistic leisure, including craft beer places, theaters, concerts, and comedy acts.

  • #2. Minnesota

    Millennial adjusted household median income: $77,090 (14.6% above median household income for all ages)
    Millennial % of population: 25.9% (Tied for #19 highest among all states)
    Millennial unemployment: 3.6% (#6 lowest among all states)
    Millennial labor force participation: 88.5% (#1 highest among all states)

    Out of all of the states in the Union, Minnesota is one of the top states for affordability and quality of life. The “Make it MSP” initiative has had companies, universities, and nonprofits enticing young people to join the workforce, whether in tech or agriculture.

  • #1. Massachusetts

    Millennial adjusted household median income: $80,307 (15.0% above median household income for all ages)
    Millennial % of population: 26.0% (#18 highest among all states)
    Millennial unemployment: 4.3% (#16 lowest among all states)
    Millennial labor force participation: 85.9% (#9 highest among all states)

    Boston has a particularly high concentration of educated and diverse young people compared to the rest of the nation, not to mention the dense college towns of Western Massachusetts. State politicians credit community-building and aiding with student loan debt as essential factors in this ranking.

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