Boston ‘Most Educated Gen Z population,’ takes No. 3 spot for zoomers

by Liz Hughes

Boston was ranked No. 3 among the top 20 U.S. cities for Gen Z by CommercialCafe, thanks to its school enrollment, Gen Z population and green-commute options. 

Atlanta and Minneapolis were ranked No. 1 and 2, respectively, and most of the cities in the ranking were found in the Southeast, Northwest and Midwest.  

The ranking measured cities by eight criteria: affordability, percentage of Gen Zers, school enrollment, unemployment rate, internet speed, recreational establishments, green commuting and parks per 10,000 residents. 

Boston took the top spot in school enrollment, ranking as the most educated Gen Z population in all the cities in the survey with almost two-thirds of its Zoomers ages 20-24 enrolled in some form of education, according to the report. 

Beantown also ranked second in Gen Z population and third in green commuting with its strong availability of green commute options. It ranked 12th in unemployment, 16th by parks with 5.54 per 10,000 residents, 20th in recreational establishments and 10th in internet speed.

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