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Study: Three Wisconsin cities ranked in top 10 for millennials, based on safety and affordability

Posted at 4:30 PM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 17:30:42-04

OSHKOSH-NEENAH — It’s estimated that millennials have an average of $44,000 in debt, making it hard to find an affordable place to live.

Three Wisconsin cities rank in the top-10 most affordable and safest places to live for millennials: Oshkosh-Neenah, Sheboygan and Wausau, according to

Oshkosh-Neenah came in as the second-best city for millennials, due to the low unemployment rate, and high number of production, material moving and healthcare support jobs ready for undergrads and post-grads to step into.

They also have the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum full of glass art.

Coming in as the fifth-best city for millennials is Sheboygan. Sheboygan is known for its Bratwurst Days, which include the Johnsonville World Bratwurst Eating Championship.

The city is also big for outdoor activities such as the Dairyland Surf Classic, which is the largest lake surfing competition in the world. The town is nicknamed "Spirit on the Lake" for all those who own boats or like to fish there.

Rounding out the top-10 best places for millennials is Wausau.

Wausau is a great place for skiers, snowboarders, hikers, golfers, kayakers and more. There are also plenty of parks around the city. You can cruise around checking out the different art events, diverse restaurants and breweries, according to the study.

For the full study, click here.