Jacksonville among best cities for non-college grads


College isn't for everyone and one real estate group claims you don't need a degree to find a nice place to settle down. 

Non-college graduates looking for a city to call their own might look no further than Jacksonville. The city was ranked among those best suited for people who don't have college degrees. 

Calling the city "warm and wonderful" Movoto Blog claimed the city has a lot to offer high school graduates. 

Jacksonville tied for seventh place in the list created by the real estate brokerage site, sharing the spot with Las Vegas, Nevada. 

As the only Florida city to make the top ten, Jacksonville was applauded for its high percentage of people with health care as well as the rate of employment among non-college grads. 

According to the article, Jacksonville had the 11th highest percentage of people with health care and the 13th highest percentage of people who are employed. 

The downside?

Jacksonville had slightly lower median earnings at $27,275.  It notes, however, that because two-thirds of the country's non-college grads were paid less than that, it's not so bad. 

And the best place for non-degree holders? North Las Vegas. 

The data used to evaluate the cities was taken from the U.S. Census Five Year American Community Survey from 2009 to 2013.

The list evaluated the 100 most populated cities and examined the rate of employment and health insurance among non-degree holding high school graduates.

It also took into consideration median yearly earnings among high school graduates with no college degree