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Who will Attend?

About the Audience

 The 100 YPO's Conference & HYP Award Series will Include Millennials and Young Professionals of all Industry and Background. Our Demographics are sourced and verified by Facebook & LinkedIn Analytics 

HYP by THe Numbers

  • 100,000 HYP Email Subscribers
  • 28,000 LinkedIn HYP Members
  • 12,000+ Facebook HYP Members
  • 12,000 Cell phones
  • 46% Between 25-34 years of age
  • 34% Between 35-44 years of age
  • 64% Female
  • 35% Male

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Additional Information

 Home to the largest medical center in the world, Houston, Texas could be a great city for new grads looking for fast-growing jobs. The Texas Medical Center contains more than 50 different medicine-related institutions, but that's not the reason this city of 2.3 million (yes, 2.3 million!) returns to our list of best big cities for new grads for another year. 


Houston ranked second of all cities overall for median earnings for bachelor's degree holders (above $61,000) and sixth for the number of entertainment venues.


Featured data points:

  • Percent of population between 20 and 34, 2017: 25.7%
  • Median earnings for bachelor's degree holders, 2017: $61,806.02
  • Average projected job growth rate statewide among jobs requiring a bachelor's degree or above, 2016-26: 16.6%
  • Art and entertainment centers: 269
  • Average commute time to work: 27.8 minutes


From 2012 to 2017, Houston attracted a net average of 14,767 Millennials between the ages of 25 to 34 each year, according to an analysis of the Census Bureau’s most recent five-year migration estimates by the Brookings Institution. That’s a net gain of 74,000 Millennials in the five-year period.


The recent Millennial Desirability Index (MDI) created by Meyers Research, a California-based housing data research firm, offers some insights on why Houston is so attractive to Millennials.


Houston ranks No. 2 on this national index, which assesses the most desirable cities for Millennials born between 1980 and 2000 based on job growth, total employment, cost of living, wage potential, quality of life, fun index and affordable housing availability. The data came from sources including the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.