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Small Cities 2009

Topeka, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 168      Population: 233,790

The 2009 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 84  60  59  81  126  150  93.76 
1-yr Job Growth2 63  154  125  109  94  158  98.22 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 97  86  59  65  87  135  93.76 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 44  108  78  96  153  127  98.26 
Short-Term Job Growth5 165  144  144  79  134  170  9778.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 42  75  148  49  111  170  94.94 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 64  145  109  119  34  62  100.40 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 125  134  134  141  157  157  0.33 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 73  148  134  129  125  129  1.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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