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Small Cities 2014

Wichita Falls, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 173      Population: 150,780

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 127  132  138  154  176  180  91.13 
1-yr Job Growth2 103  123  144  164  165  153  98.30 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 105  92  135  139  183  176  91.13 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 143  156  163  117  164  153  97.54 
Short-Term Job Growth5 137  141  117  141  188  140  9881.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 131  166  154  150  78  140  107.79 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 177  121  60  67  115  195  88.01 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 17  25  33  38  30  33  0.77 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  37  57  40  80  82  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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