Best Places for Job Seekers

Stevens Point Among Best Places for Job Seekers in Wisconsin
NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, recently conducted a study to find the best places for job seekers in Wisconsin, and Stevens Point is in the top 10.

As many people continue searching for employment in this recovering economy, NerdWallet wanted to help residents of the Badger State find the best places for jobs. To do so, NerdWallet evaluated the state's cities using the following criteria:

  • Median household income
  • Monthly homeowner costs
  • Population growth of those ages 16 and older
  • Unemployment rates

NerdWallet ranked Stevens Point as the 8th best place for job seekers in Wisconsin. Stevens Point experienced a 5.9 percent increase in the working-age population between 2009 and 2012, and its residents make a median household income of $38,934. Major employers include Delta Dental of Wisconsin and Sentry Insurance.

Other places in the top 10 include De Pere and Sun Prairie.

NerdWallet is a consumer-friendly financial literacy website that helps consumers make better decisions about their personal finances and more. They have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Reuters; their products have been recommended by consumer advocates Liz Weston and Clark Howard.