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Published August 28, 2012, 08:34 PM

North Dakota Named Best State for Young People to Live

We may not have a reputation for nightlife like New York City or Los Angeles but a new study says North Dakota is the best state in the country for young people to live.

By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ

We may not have a reputation for nightlife like New York City or Los Angeles but a new study says North Dakota is the best state in the country for young people to live.

The website moneyrates.com says North Dakota is one of the "ten states where youth rules." The study factored in economics like employment rates for people age 20 to 24 and the cost of a college education. It also looked at lifestyle factors like the number of fitness clubs and the size of the state's young population. Young people say the study is fairly accurate.. and that's why they choose to live here.

Katie Mertins, Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce: “The fact that it was affordable for me to go to college in North Dakota. I could find a stable job as well as get affordable housing. It just really appealed to me.”

The study says North Dakota had by far the best economy for young people and did just well enough in lifestyle categories to rank number one.

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