OnlineDegrees.com ranked 159 cities with populations between 50,000 and 150,000 on a combination of demographic, employment and fun factors, all highly relevant to people fresh out of college and entering the professional world, including:
- Median monthly rent
- Percent of local population between ages 20 and 34
- Number of performing arts, spectator sports, museums and historical sites in the region
- State-level job growth projection
Due to the its location in the Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville residents can enjoy outdoor fun in its many state parks and trails. The city is also known for its Memphis-style barbecue and Dickson Street, one of the most popular entertainment districts in the state.
- Percent of population between 20 and 34, 2014: 22.6%
- Median rent, 2014: $568
- Median earnings for bachelor's degree holders, 2014: $50,752
- Average projected job growth statewide, 2012-22: 14.1%
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