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Small Cities 2014

Wichita Falls, TX MSA

Overall Rank: 113      Population: 151,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 138  154  176  180  181  165  91.73 
1-yr Job Growth2 144  164  165  153  182  59  99.93 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 135  139  183  176  173  162  89.06 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 163  117  164  153  180  109  99.39 
Short-Term Job Growth5 117  141  188  140  151  113  9921.84% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 154  150  78  140  33  110  91.17 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 60  67  115  195  85  116.55 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 33  38  30  33  42  40  0.68 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 57  40  80  82  135  126  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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