Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

California-Lexington Park, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 129      Population: 111,410

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 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1         90  122  95.55 
1-yr Job Growth2         144  119  98.85 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         47  95.55 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         175  173  96.62 
Short-Term Job Growth5         80  116  9922.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         87  116  80.45 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         108  192  88.69 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         1.42 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         26  20  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)