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Small Cities 2014

Kokomo, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 52      Population: 82,560

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 178  173  157  107  21  103.14 
1-yr Job Growth2 15  10  29  48  108  98.94 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 178  179  179  179  189  32  103.14 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 178  113  13  80  34  85  99.30 
Short-Term Job Growth5 34  74  96  97  9970.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 161  109  140  86  32  97  90.90 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 69  164  55  109  196  87.47 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 75  58  136  134  31  35  0.76 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 73  37  93  61  48  47  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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