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Small Cities 2013

Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 144      Population: 125,590

The 2013 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 105  73  97  101  150  158  93.13 
1-yr Job Growth2 93  46  148  135  157  155  98.28 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 116  108  69  85  92  139  93.13 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 27  119  73  139  113  123  98.35 
Short-Term Job Growth5 48  129  80  97  123  96  9975.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 45  45  64  118  138  96  84.83 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 131  113  141  47  143  162  94.43 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 30  33  32  19  26  29  0.80 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 26  27  57  94  20  4.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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