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Small Cities 2011

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 79      Population: 147,880

The 2011 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 72  66  40  21  21  36  101.17 
1-yr Job Growth2 16  95  65  109  16  101.04 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 96  11  10  16  107  101.17 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 68  178  171  199  92.99 
Short-Term Job Growth5 165  170  104  39  23  10182.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 15  23  50  80  137  23  83.48 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 91  158  168  60  154  88  98.82 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 63  88  95  98  114  113  0.45 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 73  109  93  61  125  129  1.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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