Cost of living, housing and median income for the 10 US Cities Attracting the Most Talented Workers Right Now

Fast Facts About the 10 US Cities Attracting the Most Talented Workers Right Now

A LinkedIn Workforce report lists the ten U.S. cities attracting the most talented workers right now, so we’ve compiled the data showing median income, cost of living and housing costs here.

Where the Jobs Are – The Most Talented Workers are Flocking to These 10 U.S. Cities

According to the March 2017 LinkedIn Workforce Report: “Workers continue to move from the rust belt to the sun and rain belts – Atlanta, Dallas, and Houston are gaining lots of workers from Chicago and New York City. But all of these cities are losing workers to Seattle and Denver, which are gaining workers in spades.”

If you’re among the talented workers considering a move to one of these cities, you can check out the data below to find out how much talented workers bring in (on average) and how much it costs to live in each of these locales.

10 US Cities Attracting the Most Talented Workers - Median Income

10 US Cities Attracting the Most Talented Workers - by Cost of Living

10 US Cities Attracting the Most Talented Workers - by Median Home Price

 

Income, Cost of Living and Working Stats for the Top 10 U.S. Cities Attracting Talented Workers in 2017

Seattle, Washington. Region: PNW

Seattle Tops List of 10 US Cities Attracting the Most Talented Workers Right NowMajor Industries: Technology, Aerospace, E- Commerce, ( Life Sciences and Healthcare, Clean Technology, Information Technology via seattletradealliance.com )

Top Employers: Boeing, Microsoft, University of Washington, Amazon, King County Gov., Starbucks, Swedish Health Services, Costco, Nordstrom, Group Health (edc.seaking.org)

Median Income – Household: $75,331, Per Capita: $39,152 (deptofnumbers.com)

Median Cost of Living (COL) – Single: $32,122, Married 1 child: $63,342, Married+4: $94,349 (cost-of-living.careertrends.com)

Median Cost of Home (COH): $619,950 (Zillow.com)

 

Austin, Texas, Region: SW

Major Industries: Advanced Manufacturing, Creative and Digital Media Technology, Clean Energy and Power Technology, Life Sciences, Data Management, Space Technology.

Top Employers: Dell, IBM, U.S. Government, Seton Family of Hospitals, St. Davids Health Care Partnership, University of Texas Austin, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Apple, Applied Materials, AT&T, 3M, Flextronics, Freescale Semiconductor, National Instruments, Samsung Austin Semiconductor

Median Income – Household: $67,195, Per Cap: $34,959 (deptofnumbers.com)

Median COL – Single: $29,904, Married+1: $57,475, Married+4: $82,576 (cost-of-living.careertrends.com)

Median COH: $395,000 (Zillow.com)

 

Denver, Colorado, Region SW

Major Industries: Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Bioscience, Creative Industries, Defense/Homeland Security, Electronics, Energy and Natural Resources, Technology and Information, Food and Agriculture, Financial Services, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation, Transportation and Logistics (choosecolorado.com/key-industries)

Top Employers: Centura Health, Lockheed Martin, Century Link, Kaiser Permanente, Denver Health, Comcast, Children’s Hospital Colorado, United Airlines, U.S. Government, State of Colorado, University of Colorado, Wells Fargo, Dish Network, IBM, UPS (denverrelocationguide.com)

Median Income – Household: $70,283, Per Cap: $36,733 (deptofnumbers.com)

Median COL – Single: $28,829, Married+1: $61,254, Married+4: $91,741 (cost-of-living.careertrends.com)

Median COH: $475,000 (Zillow.com)

 

Portland, Oregon, Region: PNW

Major Industries: Wholesale Trade, Transportation and Utilities, Federal, State and Local Govt., Education and Health Services, Professional and Business Services, Manufacturing, High Technology, Athletic Apparel / newsmax.com / portlandreloguide.com

Top Employers: Intel, Nike, Daimler Trucks North America, Precision Castparts, Boeing, Columbia Sportswear, Northwest Pipe Co., Mentor Graphics, Tektronix, Xerox / portlandreloguide.com

Median Income – Household: $68,850, Per Cap: $32,997 (deptofnumbers.com)

Median COL – Single: $30,833, Married+1: $59,659, Married+4: $88,658  (cost-of-living.careertrends.com)

Median COH: $422,450 (Zillow.com)

 

Charlotte, North Carolina, Region: SE

Major Industries: Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Truck and Heavy Machinery, Biotech and Pharmaceuticals, Business and Financial Services, Energy, Food Processing and Manufacturing, Furniture (edpnc.com/industries)

Top Employers: American Airlines, Bank of America, Carolinas Health Care System, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Lowes, Novant Health, Walmart and Sam’s Club, Wells Fargo (Google.com/maps)

Median Income – Household: $54,836, Per Cap: $30,005 (deptofnumbers.com)

Median COL – Single: $30,485, Married+1: $57,044, Married+4: $82,825 (cost-of-living.careertrends.com)

Median COH: $265,000 (Zillow.com)

 

West Palm Beach, Florida, Region: SW

Major Industries: Tourism, Technology, Agribusiness, Aviation, Aerospace, Engineering, Business and Financial Services, Clean Tech, Distribution and Logistics, Equestrian, Healthcare, IT and Telecommunication, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Marine Industry (forbes.com, palmbeachrelocationguide.com)

Top Employers: Palm Beach School District, Wells Fargo, City of West Palm Beach, Florida Crystals, Sikorsky (a Lockheed Martin Company), Tyco, U.S. Sugar, IBM, Tanet Healthcare Corp., NextEra Energy Inc., Healthcare Corporation of America, Veterans Health Administration (www.bdb.org/facts-figures/top-employers/)

Median Income – Household: $49,935, Per Cap: $32,126 (citydata.com)

Median COL – Single: $31,141, Married+1: $60,439, Married+4: $87,484 (cost-of-living.careertrends.com)

Median COH: $279,900 (Zillow.com)

 

Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida, Region: SW

Major Industries: Avionics/Defense and Marine Electronics, Business and Information Services, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Marine Sciences, Port/Maritime, Tourism (citytowninfo.com/places/florida/tampa/work)

Top Employers: Baycare Health System, Publix Super Markets, University of South Florida, WellCare, Tampa General Hospital, Verizon, JP Morgan Chase, Walmart, TECO Energy Inc., Times Publishing Co., Lakeland Regional Medical Center (tampastop10.com/employers.aspx)

Median Income – Household: $48,911, Per Cap: $28,339 (citydata.com)

Median COL – Single: $28,316, Married+1: $55,789, Married+4: $81,049 (cost-of-living.careertrends.com)

Median COH: $279,500 (Zillow.com)

 

Nashville, Tennessee, Region: South

Major Industries: Healthcare Management, Auto Production, Finance, Higher Education, Insurance, Music Production, Printing and Publishing, Technology Manufacturing, Tourism (visitmusiccity.com/plan/presskit/kitstatisticsdemographics)

Top Employers: Vanderbilt University and Medical Center, Nissan, HCA Holdings Inc., St. Thomas Health, Randstad Staffing, Shoney’s Inc., Electrolux Home Products, Kroger Co., Community Health Systems, Cracker Barrel (livability.com/tn/nashville/business/nashville-tn-top-employers)

Median Income – Household: $57,985, Per Cap: $30,911 (citydata.com)

Median COL – Single: $27,597, Married+1: $48,431, Married+4: $69,336 (cost-of-living.careertrends.com)

Median COH: $325,000 (Zillow.com)

 

Las Vegas, Nevada, Region: SW

Major Industries: Tourism and Gambling (Forbes.com), Leisure and Hospitality, Recreation, Construction, Trade, Transportation, Utilities, Education, Health Services, Government, Financial Services, Manufacturing (bls.gov/regions/west/summary/blssummary_lasvegas.pdf )

Top Employers: MGM Resorts, Clark County School District, Caesars Entertainment, Nellis and Creech Air Force Base, Wynn Resorts, Stations Casinos, Las Vegas Sands Corp., Clark County (gov), University of Nevada Las Vegas,  Valley Health System, Las Vegas Metro PD, Sunrise Health System, Southwest Airlines (lvgea.org/market-information/major-employers)

Median Income – Household: $51,552, Per Cap: $26,506 (citydata.com)

Median COL – Single: $29,546, Married+1: $58,894, Married+4: $89,117 (cost-of-living.careertrends.com)

Median COH: $259,999 (Zillow.com)

 

Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, Region: SW

Major Industries: Technology, Financial Services, Defense ( forbes.com ), Health and Education, Aviation and Aerospace, Professional Services, Logistics, Manufacturing, Energy (fortworthecodev.com/expand-relocate/industry-clusters)

Top Employers: American Airlines, Bank of America, Texas Health Resources, Dallas ISD, Baylor Health Care System, AT&T, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., JP Morgan Chase, University of Texas – Southwestern Medical Center, City of Dallas, HCA North Texas Naval Air Station – Ft. Worth Joint Reserve Base, USPS, Fort Worth Independent School District, Kroger, Texas Instruments, Raytheon Company, Target Corp., UPS (destinationdfw.com/Largest-Employers-in-Dallas-Fort-Worth-Texas)

Median Income – Household: $61,644, Per Cap: $31,379 (citydata.com)

Median COL – Single: $27,617, Married+1: $53,910, Married+4: $77,541 (cost-of-living.careertrends.com)

Median COH: $390,000 (Zillow.com)