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Small Cities 2013

Decatur, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 162      Population: 152,680

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 133  120  152  161  159  169  92.25 
1-yr Job Growth2 91  67  141  133  188  170  97.78 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 146  125  119  130  158  130  92.25 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 160  48  96  119  149  146  97.78 
Short-Term Job Growth5 90  110  67  123  99  128  9904.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 59  81  24  37  125  128  101.44 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 34  81  106  19  87  92  98.60 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 122  129  145  148  159  153  0.34 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 73  109  93  94  48  82  2.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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