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Small Cities 2015

California-Lexington Park, MD MSA

Overall Rank: 158      Population: 113,000

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 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1     90  122  152  146  93.29 
1-yr Job Growth2     144  119  129  161  98.01 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     47  146  170  88.49 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     175  173  147  148  98.43 
Short-Term Job Growth5     80  116  97  111  9925.63% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     87  116  145  170  78.22 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     108  192  156  158  95.95 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     1.36 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     26  20  28  20  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)