It’s no secret that Millennials — specifically, Millennials with college degrees — are making their mark on Chicago. For one, they’re the driving force behind the significant growth seen recently in the tech and creative sectors.
But how does Chicago stack up with other U.S. cities in terms of luring these bright young professionals?
According to research published in the New York Times earlier this week, not bad at all. 6 percent of Chicago’s population is comprised of college-educated men and women between 25 and 34 — lower than seven other cities including New York (6.6%) and San Francisco (7.6%) but ahead of many other peer cities including Philadelphia, LA, Dallas, Houston and Phoenix.
What’s more, Chicago’s population within this demographic has gone up 17 percent since 2000.