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Small Cities 2012

St. Joseph, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 114      Population: 127,420

The 2012 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 22  13  20  142  129  95.10 
1-yr Job Growth2 166  45  18  102  169  126  98.75 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 37  34  52  57  90  122  95.10 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 38  151  85  46  146  109  98.85 
Short-Term Job Growth5 147  84  28  24  187  101  9957.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 60  53  57  21  101  105.22 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 12  47  86  135  136  96.25 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 68  62  44  23  22  25  0.87 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 73  37  42  94  80  82  2.0 

2011-2012 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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