Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Killeen-Temple, TX MSA

Overall Rank: 123      Population: 435,857

The 2014 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 20  79  94  17  101.95 
1-yr Job Growth2 98  139  107  138  29  73  101.82 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 34  169  199  103  99.99 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 193  42  196  195  193  192  87.73 
Short-Term Job Growth5 91  77  48  83  70  33  10130.13% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 69  120  177  185  197  191  91.27 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 121  194  188  199  199  200  60.12 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 88  105  133  141  152  172  0.43 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 106  109  83  144  143  193  0.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)