Youth unemployment stands at 9.1%, far below the national average, and the cost of living is modest. The median monthly rent, for instance, is $651.
Want a job in finance? Take a look at Sioux Falls, where Citibank (Fortune 500), , Wells Fargo (Fortune 500), , Capital One (Fortune 500), and other banks moved their credit card operations years ago to take advantage of relaxed usury laws. South Dakota now holds more bank assets -- $2.5 trillion -- than any other state. ,
Editor's note: A previous version of the slide incorrectly referred to Sioux Falls, S.D. as Sioux City.