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Hawaii among Top 10 best states for young adults

By Erika Engle

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LAST UPDATED: 12:51 a.m. HST, Oct 15, 2013



The Aloha State is ranked sixth among the top 10 best states for young adults, according to MoneyRates.com.

The top 10 in order, are North Dakota, So. Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, Iowa, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Utah.

The online personal finance site reviewed states based on factors including youth unemployment, the proportion of young adults in a state's population, college costs, rental availability and costs, high-speed Internet access, and the numbers of bars, pubs and nightclubs per capita as well as fitness clubs per capita.

"Some people may raise their eyebrows when they see North Dakota ranked as the best state for young people," says Richard Barrington, senior financial analyst. "However, the fact that such a high portion of its population is between 18 and 24 shows that the state is attractive to that age group," he said.

Further, the unemployment rate for 20-to-24 year-olds in North Dakota is at 5.1 percent, a likely key factor in the state's ongoing boom, he said.

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Morimoto wrote:
Hawaii is good for raising a kid (until 18), vacationing, and retiring. Other than that, unless you live for the beach and mountains, Hawaii is boring, isolated, and way too expensive.
on October 14,2013 | 12:22PM
honopic wrote:
No like? Go to ND, then. Ranked #1. And take allie with you. Please.
on October 14,2013 | 01:27PM
Morimoto wrote:
I've been trying to move for years now. But it's kind of hard to land a job when you're thousands of miles away. In this economy you need a job before you move. I'd move in a heartbeat if I could, so boring and expensive here.
on October 14,2013 | 03:04PM
Anonymous wrote:
Morimoto, don't move without a good job guaranteed and seed $$. I could move anywhere right now and make it. My friends, family and Hawaii keeps me here.
on October 15,2013 | 06:00AM
frontman wrote:
Yes, they are a number that counts toward all the give me programs that the state and feds provide so, that is why there are so many under 18 because they bring in extra money.
on October 14,2013 | 04:15PM
Anonymous wrote:
Morimoto, I feel sad for you. So much beauty around you, so many things to do, so many interesting friends, relatives and others around you. And you're bored. That's so sad! Get involved! Get a life. Thankfully, I can manage the high cost of living. I've got a job and coworkers I like. Me bored? Never have been and never will be.
on October 15,2013 | 05:55AM
Morimoto wrote:
Don't feel sad for me unless you want me to feel sad for you because of your ignorance. Ever heard the phrase "to each his own"? You're ignorant as can be and I can tell you haven't lived in many other places besides Hawaii to make comments like that.
on October 15,2013 | 08:31AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Don't feel sad for me for my ignorance towards how your life is. Yes, I lived In Viet Nam for 3 years. Even with war around me, I enjoyed Viet Nam, Your life is sad. You see, it's not that life around you is boring. It's that you are bored with your life.. Yes, I am ignorant towards how your miserable life is going.
on October 15,2013 | 11:28AM
Morimoto wrote:
Well as they say ignorance is bliss, you're obviously clueless as to how people think. I'd feel bad for you if I cared about you but I don't. I've lived abroad too (China for 2 years), much more adventurous and interesting than Hawaii. If you've truly experienced the world, you'd realize that every place has it's good and bad and we're all free to criticize but you take it personall. Just shows how miserable YOU are.
on October 15,2013 | 02:35PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
LOL, Morimoto, if you're bored then you're the miserable sap that's unhappy in Hawaii,. You'd move in an instant, but you don't have the skills or $$ to relocate to the Mainland. Yes, I'm clueless to know how an unsuccessful jobseeker who's miserable and bored thinks. If I wanted to, I could move tomorrow. LOL, I don't even have to work. My SS and pension is more than enough to support my lifestyle. Yeah, I bought my house, but I have enough $$ not to stress about paying the mortgage. Your life must suck. Like, I said, I lived abroad for 3 years, but Hawaii is more interesting to me. If Hawaii is boring and too expensive for you, then move. Oh yeah, you can't, right, because you don't have the job skills to land a job on the Mainland. I pity you. Your life is so boring, as you readily admit. For me, life is good, and I don't need a miserable person to care for me.
on October 15,2013 | 05:08PM
realist3463 wrote:
the numbers of bars, pubs and nightclubs per capita as well as fitness clubs per capita but not the quality of education, something that is of lifetime importance. This is an example of the drivel published in the SA.
on October 14,2013 | 01:17PM
GONEGOLFIN wrote:
Allie, What the heck are you doing here when it is obvious to the rest of the work ND is the place to be. Go HOME!
on October 14,2013 | 01:48PM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Lol, allie didn't even comment and just busting out the bashing comments, LOL.
on October 14,2013 | 09:39PM
frontman wrote:
Yes, they are a number that counts toward all the give me programs that the state and feds provide so, that is why there are so many under 18 because they bring in extra money.
on October 14,2013 | 04:15PM
IAmSane wrote:
How the hell does Allie comment on EVERY SINGLE article on this website except for this one??!?!?!?!
on October 14,2013 | 06:19PM
rayhawaii wrote:
The top 10 in order, are North Dakota, So. Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, Iowa, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Utah......................I think someone got the order wrong with all but Hawaii at the bottom of the list. Someone hasn't been to North Dakota when its 10 below zero in the winter and only thing to do is eat potato's 3 meals a day and watch TV.
on October 14,2013 | 07:42PM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
GUARANTEED, add in cost of buying a home and Hawaii PLUMMETS to the bottom. What's the point of this kind of study. It's like saying oh fish would be perfect for flying bc theirnfins are shaped like wings, but nit considering how they breathe. And SA ges away with cr @ p like this bc only game (paper) in town.
on October 14,2013 | 09:41PM
Anonymous wrote:
Hapa_Haole, totally agree with you. Rent or own, plus cost of living suck big time. Husband and wife gotta work hard to make it here.
on October 15,2013 | 06:02AM
Morimoto wrote:
Even with the husband and wife working often times that's only enough to buy a small apartment, not a house. Then you stress about paying your mortgage every month.
on October 15,2013 | 08:33AM
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