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In their search for the top U.S. cities for millennials, gave Pittsburgh the top ranking.

They graded 75 metropolitan areas in three categories: jobs, affordability and livability. Many cities ranked well in one or two categories, but only a few ranked high in all three.

Pittsburgh’s numbers (out of 100) were the highest:

Job score: 69
Affordability score: 94
Livability score: 53

“No. 1 Pittsburgh tops the list of the best metros for millennials, with high marks for jobs and affordability,” the report said. “The city earns higher than average livability scores, with renters particularly satisfied with the city’s low crime level and options to date and make friends. Devastated by deindustrialization and the collapse of the steel industry in the 1980s, Pittsburgh has been undergoing a revitalization.

“The city has moved away from factory jobs and today attracts young, educated workers. The number of Pittsburgh residents 25 years of age and older with a college degree grew by 37.3 percent between 2000 and 2013. Tech giants, such as Apple, Facebook, Google and Uber, have opened offices in Pittsburgh, and the city has a thriving food and art scene.”

Provo, Utah, and Madison, Wis., ranked second and third.

Find the full report here.

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