Apartment rental approval rates are up in the United States. According to Rent Café, "the percentage of applications that are approved nationally is increasing, from an 81.7 percent approval rate in 2014 to 83.2 percent in 2017."
And, of the 2017 applicants, more than 60 percent are millennials, Nadia Balint, real estate writer and author of the study, tells CBNC Make It. They represent the country's largest renting population.
With the average 20-to-24 year old earning $27,300 annually and the average 25-to-34 year old earning $40,352, though, it may be tough for them to rent an apartment in the most welcoming places. That's because the cities with the highest approval ratings also have a marked preference for high salaries.
Here are the top 10 cities with the highest percentage of renters approved and the average income of the approved renters.