Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Camden, NJ MD

Overall Rank: 135      Population: 1,251,764

The 2015 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 160  163  187  194  183  89  100.52 
1-yr Job Growth2 191  147  165  187  80  142  96.85 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 148  162  166  175  189  107  99.89 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 155  195  150  114  188  180  91.46 
Short-Term Job Growth5 76  119  167  150  69  140  9945.79% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 137  124  170  139  117  145  98.16 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 194  160  198  45  90  111  97.05 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 86  77  86  84  86  90  0.82 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 23  36  25  56  63  40  7.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)