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Small Cities 2013

Altoona, PA MSA

Overall Rank: 139      Population: 124,650

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 73  97  101  150  158  158  98.11 
1-yr Job Growth2 46  148  135  157  155  163  92.19 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 108  69  85  92  139  116  98.64 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 119  73  139  113  123  136  92.75 
Short-Term Job Growth5 129  80  97  123  96  171  9824.92% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 45  64  118  138  96  69  102.01 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 113  141  47  143  162  31  111.00 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 33  32  19  26  29  14  1.03 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 27  57  94  20  48  3.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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