Des Moines comes in as the eighth-best city for young adults, according to a study by  The study analyzed federal statistics for the 102 largest markets, searching for qualities that would appeal to workers in their 20s or early 30s.

The 10-part formula rewards cities with strong growth rates, moderate costs of living and substantial pools of college-educated young adults. Des Moines came in at No. 1 among Midwest cities in the study.

The top city overall was Austin, Texas, followed by San Jose, Calif., Washington D.C., Boston and Houston. See the BizJournals article