Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

California-Lexington Park, MD MSA

Overall Rank: 142      Population: 112,587

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 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1       90  122  152  98.27 
1-yr Job Growth2       144  119  129  94.78 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       47  146  97.73 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       175  173  147  91.69 
Short-Term Job Growth5       80  116  97  9985.85% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       87  116  145  97.78 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       108  192  156  82.71 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       1.40 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       26  20  28  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)