: 7.9 percent Median annual income
: $82,700 Average rent
: 1bd, $1,058/mo.; 2bd, $1,717/mo.
Seattle is more than the Space Needle and houseboats. The city is full of outdoor adventure and great restaurants. Microsoft (MSFT) founder Bill Gates calls Seattle home, as do four Fortune 500 companies including Amazon (AMZN) and Starbucks (SBUX). College grads hoping to make millions like Gates can pursue jobs in growing industries like education, health, and business services, or start a technology career.
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