Study: Indianapolis 3rd worst city for rent and education jobs

By Andrew Pillow

Indianapolis needs educators, but according ABODO the city may not exactly be an attractive option to potential free agents.

ABODO’s Cost and Opportunity series has found that Indianapolis comes 3rd to last in a data set that measures costs and job opportunities in education for American cities. Indianapolis received a score of 1.98 from the study. The equation used to get the scores included the average cost of rent, median wage, and employment per 1000 jobs.

According ABODO the principal reason for Indy’s relatively low score was the lack of opportunity:

“Despite low rents ($652), a low job concentration of 42 educator jobs per thousand keeps Indianapolis, IN, on the other end of the list, with the third-worst composite score. Only Las Vegas, NV, with just under 38 teaching jobs per thousand, has a lower concentration of jobs, earning the worst composite score”

Read more and see the full data set here. (ABODO)


Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.