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% residents with grad. degree: 10.9
Household income: $59,155
% unemployed: 8.9
The tour: The Mile High City has evolved into a major night life and dining hub, with more than 200 bars and 1,700 restaurants to offer up its craft beers and mixture of southwestern and Rocky Mountain cuisine. Local food can be had at such game haunts as the Buckhorn Exchange, which offers takes on yak, rattlesnake, and, of course, Rocky Mountain oysters. Google it.